Its full name seems to be “Namel Malini Punchi Theatre” (names of the founders).
The building itself is quite an interesting edifice. Even at an altitude of 154 metres simulated by ye olde Google Earth. For a more map like angle here’s the obligatory Wikimapia link to the site of Punchi theatre. I hope I got the location right – basing the location on the proximity to Tickle Road.
Finally managed to get there & bag 2 tickets for next week’s run of “Chat Room“. A long awaited dose of live theatre. The first time I’ve been there. Took a bit of time to find the place due to the blurry instructions given by friends. Should have called up the place and asked but hey its nice not to be in the office and circle Borrala to the sweet sweet nectar of YFM.
Finally, an old Sunday Observer article with some background on the building and the institution.
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