Proscenium Art Centre came into existence in 1983 out of perseverance and passion for theatre of Sheo Kr Jhunjhunwala, Ramgopal Bagla, Ravi Bhatnagar, Ashok Churiwal and Usha Jhunjhunwala. It widely received support from other amateur artists at all times.

Proscenium aspires to provide opportunity to new aspirants, who are influenced by art cinema and TV channel but remain dedicated to theatre. Today under the direction of its mentor Sheo Kr. Jhunjhunwala, Proscenium Art Centre, probably, is the foremost Group Theatre of Amateur artists in Kolkata.

Continuous efforts and dedication of its Founders and its Artists resulted in breaking of language barrier in Theatre Production. Proscenium brought together all theatre loving audience by producing meaningful and serious Dramas in Hindi, English and bi-language. Communities that previously could not relate to theatre due to linguistic differences were now more and more attracted to this latest form of theatre.

One of Proscenium’s earliest productions, a bilingual play titled Kamala written by Vijay Tendulkar, won rave reviews. The TELEGRAPH later referred to it as a “scathing attack on the prevalence of this social evil as is comment on the ulterior motives of individuals who exploit it for their own gains”.

Since then Proscenium has staged a number of Plays in English, Hindi and bi-lingual all over the city and press media has repeatedly referred to it and has recognized it. Apart from this, it has also produced more than 50 productions as “Antarang Natak” or Intimate Theatre.