Travelled
across
India

Reached out to over0children, parents and educators

Curated over0sessions

Hosted more than0professional artistes and performers

Tales anew, some too old
some forgotten & retold
Often spoken always imagined
Some for me, some for you!

About Us

The six-year old multi-city Kahaani Festival is like the travelling raconteur, created for children from the age of 4 to 16, parents and educators to keep the timeless art of oral tradition alive through storytelling. The festival features internationally renowned artistes’, storytellers and creative workshops involving role play, theatre, craft-work and music that perk up the imagination of children. Kahaani takes its audience on a fun-filled journey to the magical places of enchanted learning and in the process also provides a platform for all those interested in this art to connect.

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Storytelling

The universal and timeless art of storytelling is a nurturing social activity that remains relevant in our hectic times. Kahaani brings back the leisurely hours spent listening to your grandparents narrating tales from worlds real and imagined. Come by and listen to the stories that fire imaginations, transform, entertain, enrich and connect!

Dance

Dance is at the very heart of the Kahaani experience. Using the swaying of the body to the rhythm of music is one of most effective ways to tell a story and engaging with audiences. Kahaani has used Indian folk and classical dance forms, to tell tales from Indian mythology and folklore – essential ingredients to heighten a child’s cultural consciousness.

Art Hub

Come to the Art Hub where books mingle with crafts. Indulge in your passion for stories and engage freely in art and craft activities such as doodling and origami during the festival. Enjoy a curated bookstore in association with leading publishers and authors and a specially designed retail experience of exclusive festival products for you to take something home.

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Theatre

What is a story without actors, sets and props? Performances from all over the world, bringing alive stories through theatre would make audiences feel close to the story and expose children to the art of roleplay.

kahaani-elements-Music

Music

The soul of the festival. Unforgettable music from best of folk traditions and classical, from India and the world, which will enrich the experience of the story, weave within itself themes to resonate in the children’s minds.

kahaani-elements-Puppetry

Puppetry

True to its commitment to bring alive ancient art forms to enrich and reinforce a story, Kahaani introduces children to the art of puppetry with performances by renowned puppeteers such as Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, Aakar Puppet Theatre and Varun Narain among others.

kahaani-elements-Intractive_Workshop

Interactive Workshops

The Kahaani workshops are exciting and pulsating with interactive energy. They aid the process of absorbing stories and knowledge – as children work with their hands, limbs and bodies, their sense experiences are heightened and the memories they make stay in their minds.

  • kahaani-elements-Storytelling

    Storytelling

    The universal and timeless art of storytelling is a nurturing social activity that remains relevant in our hectic times. Kahaani brings back the leisurely hours spent listening to your grandparents narrating tales from worlds real and imagined. Come by and listen to the stories that fire imaginations, transform, entertain, enrich and connect!

  • Dance

    Dance is at the very heart of the Kahaani experience. Using the swaying of the body to the rhythm of music is one of most effective ways to tell a story and engaging with audiences. Kahaani has used Indian folk and classical dance forms, to tell tales from Indian mythology and folklore – essential ingredients to heighten a child’s cultural consciousness.

  • Art Hub

    Come to the Art Hub where books mingle with crafts. Indulge in your passion for stories and engage freely in art and craft activities such as doodling and origami during the festival. Enjoy a curated bookstore in association with leading publishers and authors and a specially designed retail experience of exclusive festival products for you to take something home.

  • kahaani-elements-Thetare

    Theatre

    What is a story without actors, sets and props? Performances from all over the world, bringing alive stories through theatre would make audiences feel close to the story and expose children to the art of roleplay.

  • kahaani-elements-Music

    Music

    The soul of the festival. Unforgettable music from best of folk traditions and classical, from India and the world, which will enrich the experience of the story, weave within itself themes to resonate in the children’s minds.

  • kahaani-elements-Puppetry

    Puppetry

    True to its commitment to bring alive ancient art forms to enrich and reinforce a story, Kahaani introduces children to the art of puppetry with performances by renowned puppeteers such as Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, Aakar Puppet Theatre and Varun Narain among others.

  • kahaani-elements-Intractive_Workshop

    Interactive Workshops

    The Kahaani workshops are exciting and pulsating with interactive energy. They aid the process of absorbing stories and knowledge – as children work with their hands, limbs and bodies, their sense experiences are heightened and the memories they make stay in their minds.