About the Mela

Join us for a unique Shakespeare experience at the Shakespeare Mela - a travelling fair across seven cities in India.

Designed as part of #ShakespeareLives, the mela will offer a heady mix of culture, arts, education and travel, against the backdrop of a Shakespearean-era theatre.

What's more? You can watch all 37 Shakespeare's plays with The Globe Theatre's Complete Walks, become a director for Romeo and Juliet at the Mix the Play zone, plan your next big British holiday, find out about scholarships to study in the UK, attend live performances, get exciting offers on British Council Library memberships, and more!

Festival schedule




25 - 27 November Chandigarh Chandigarh Carnival, Leisure Valley, Sector 10
04 - 09 January Chennai Saarang, IIT Madras
25 January - 05 February Kolkata International Kolkata Book Fair
26 - 29 January Ahmedabad Chaos Festival, IIM Ahmedabad
29 - 31 January Pune Transcend, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management 
05 February Bangalore Open Streets OMG, MG Road
17 - 20 March Hyderabad Pearl Cultural Festival, BITS Pilani