Alliance Française de Dhaka

Friday Theatre School

Friday Theatre School

The Friday Theater School workshop at Alliance Française de Dhaka is an enriching and immersive program designed to cultivate the theatrical talents of individuals in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This workshop provides a platform for aspiring actors, theater enthusiasts, and performers of all levels to explore and develop their skills in the dramatic arts.


Led by experienced theater professional and actor Mr. Ashish Khondker, the Theater School workshop offers a comprehensive curriculum covering various aspects of theater. Participants engage in a range of activities, including acting techniques, character development, stagecraft, script analysis, improvisation, and ensemble work. The curriculum is structured to provide a holistic understanding of theatrical production, from performance skills to behind-the-scenes aspects such as set design, lighting, and directing.


Through practical exercises, rehearsals, and performances, students have the opportunity to apply what they learn, gaining hands-on experience and honing their craft. The workshop emphasizes collaboration, creativity, and self-expression, fostering a supportive environment where participants can explore their artistic abilities and develop their unique theatrical voice.


Additionally, the Theater School at Alliance Française de Dhaka often serves as a platform for cultural exchange, celebrating diverse theatrical traditions and incorporating elements of French theater into its curriculum. This blend of influences enriches the learning experience, providing students with a broader perspective on the art of theater.


Whether individuals aim to pursue a career in acting or simply wish to explore their passion for theater, the Theater School workshop at Alliance Française de Dhaka offers a nurturing and inspiring environment. For specific details about schedules, enrollment procedures, and upcoming sessions, it’s best to contact Alliance Française de Dhaka directly or visit their official website.

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Ashish Khandakar (Coordinator)

Ashish Khandakar (Coordinator)

Ashish Khondker graduated from NSD in 1991 and began his professional career in theatre with a unique concept called “Poribesh Theatre” or “Environmental Theatre.” He then went on to establish the Space and Acting Research Centre (SARC-BD Theatre) and has accumulated 32 years of experience as a methodologist, actor, director, groomer, writer, translator, set designer, composer, space researcher, and producer in both Theatre and Film.



Additionally, he has taught at two universities and was actively involved in a prominent drama club from 1978 to 1985 as an actor, playwright, and artistic director. Currently, he serves as the Artistic Director and Founder of Space and Acting Research Centre (bdtheatre) since 1992 and has been teaching at the Friday Theatre School since 2005, in collaboration with Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi.



He has also worked as a faculty member at Green University of Bangladesh from September 2017 to May 2019 and at State University from September 2015 to May 2017 in the departments of Journalism & Media Communication and Journalism, Communication and Media Studies (JCMS) respectively. Furthermore, he served as a drama teacher at the British School in Dhanmondi, Dhaka from 2000 to 2002.


Asish Khondker
01714 361 054
[email protected]

096 3866 2266

Office Hours
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Members of Friday Theatre School performing at Alliance Française de Dhaka “School for Wives” by Molière.

The members of Friday Theatre School Performing “School for Wives” by Mollier at Shilpakala Academy.

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