"Sitara Studio is among the many venues that have evolved to cater to the burgeoning demand for cutting-edge culture."
Sitara Studio is an experimental blackbox studio in the heart of Mumbai.
Since 1997, the premises was a shooting studio for TV shows, advertisements and music videos, and watched the cityscape around gentrify. The surrounding chawls (low-income housing) gave way to malls and high-rises. In 2012, with a change in leadership, it also took on a new avatar to promote and support Mumbai’s burgeoning independent arts scene.
Now, the owner-driven studio is run by a small and passionate team of arts enthusiasts, and enjoys a growing patronage.
The studio’s warehouse appeal in an industrial backdrop has made it a popular choice for hosting theatre, music and dance performances; as well as art shows and film festivals. As a performance space, Sitara Studio fills the lacuna of a mid-sized venue in central Mumbai, and is accessible to even the independent theatre and dance professionals. There is also a fully equipped rehearsal room on the mezzanine floor where musicians, theatre-folk and dancers regularly practise.
Nikhil Hemrajani Head of Business & Operations
Shubhangi Swarup Head of Programming
Rashmi Dhanwani Advisor – Programming & Strategy
Siddhant Mehta Consultant – Operations & Strategy
Hardik Barot Bookings Manager
Natasha Hemrajani Photographer