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Tara Arts

Tara Arts produces global theatre for local audiences. Positioned between East and West, Tara Arts has pioneered cross-cultural theatre for over 3 decades.

What does Tara Arts do?
The company tours vibrant adaptations of European and Asian classics and new work, brings the great stories of the world to children in junior schools and, at Tara Studio, develops emerging artists and new audiences. We have produced work at the National Theatre, Trafalgar Square, the British Library and a host of other theatres across Britain, Europe, and Asia.

On July 4th 1976, Gurdip Singh Chaggar, a 17-year old Sikh boy living in Southall, fell victim to a racist murder. Out of the protests surrounding his death, an Asian public presence emerged in Britain, with a variety of Asian Youth Movements springing up in all the major British cities... And TARA.

Tara Arts was founded in 1977, by young Asians. It was the first Asian-led theatre company to be formed in the UK.

"The most culturally open-minded troupe in Britain"
Independent on Sunday

Patrons: Sir Richard Eyre CBE, Shobana Jeyasingh MBE, Naseem Khan OBE, Hanif Kureishi, Baroness Usha Prashar CBE, Sir Salman Rushdie, Nitin Sawhney and Gurpreet Bhatti.

Founded 1977

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