At 57, Bangalore Little Theatre or BLT is Bangalore’s oldest English language theatre group. Old-timers of BLT have often been asked the secret of the group’s long life when, in contrast, one sees hundreds of cases of groups starting with a bang and dropping by the wayside in a couple of years. The difference, it seems, is in the simple fact that BLT is a membership organisation and, therefore, a genuine group. The love of the theatre has held us together as a large, happy family. For 57 years. With every likelihood of a long and happy lifespan ahead. Read on to find out more about us: BLT Foundation, BLT and ATA,the Academy of Theatre Arts.
THE ORGANIZATIONIn the Bangalore of the 1960s, the order of the day in English theatre was a form referred to as BBC—British Bedroom Comedy.
- The emergence of BLT.
- Foundations based on professionalism.
- Looking forward, defining strengths.
- The Academy of Theatre Arts.
THE PEOPLEBLT Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. There are two programme Divisions within the Foundation, Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT) and the newly created Academy of Theatre Arts (ATA). Each has its own management structures, with sufficient connections in planning and practice. The management team seen here is backed by members taking up specific responsibilities. We are delighted to introduce you to our current management team…
Vijay PadakiConvener & Trustee