The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), soon to enter its 19th year, continues to applaud the finest in Indian theatre and set benchmarks for excellence. Instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for theatre across regions, states and dialects in India, META is Indian theatre's most definitive award that recognises all aspects of the stage, including play-writing, set, costume and light design, direction and performance. As the world grappled with a pandemic between 2020 and 2021, the show didn't stop for META and saw the META stage going virtual with magnificent productions showcased online for theatre-lovers and connoisseurs. In 2022, we came back with a physical showcase of four award-winning plays from META 2020, the 15th edition. In 2023, we went back to where we belong - the stage - with business as usual! META 2023 awarded the ten best productions from the 350 plus submissions and the plays were staged in New Delhi, followed by the red carpet gala awards night. META 2024 will be held between 14th - 20th March and will be open for entries soon. Watch this space!
META Over the Years
States & Union Territories
What Theatre Veterans Say
There is something about the adrenaline rush in a live performance that can make you do completely crazy things… it’s as if the character takes hold of you and pulls the strings.
A good drama experience can feed a child's heart and causing him or her to dwell in infinite realm of wonder.
Everything is created through an actor’s body, voice and gesture. Without an actor, there is no creation in theatre.