The word Shilpee refers to 'artist' in Nepalese language. Shilpee Theatre Group was established in 2006 with seven theatre artists. Currently, there are thirteen members in the group consisting of seven full time artists, five administrative staff and an Artistic Director with a Board of Directors to support and lead its activities.

Gothale Theatre and Abhimanch

We have a modern theatre hall, 'Gothale Theatre' with 210 seat capacity named after the much acclaimed Nepalese playwright late Govinda Bahadur Malla Gothale at Battisputali, Kathmandu.Within the premises of our Gothale Theatre we have a modest workshop hall 'Abhimanch' named in the honor of Professor Dr. Abhi Subedi.


Shilpee aims to draw raw stories in the theatre laboratory from the society, polish it and send it back to the society as the delicious theatrical dish. We also want to establish theatre as a respectable profession and foster the theatre going culture in the Nepalese society


Our dream is to take the Nepalese theatre to new heights through regular performances of the finest Nepalese plays at our newly constructed theatre hall. Besides doing regular plays, we also dream of turning this space into a hub for other forms of art like music, fine arts, poetry etc. too.

Legal Status

Shilpee was registered as a national NGO at Kathmandu Administration Office under the Institution Registration Act 2034 BS. It is affiliated to Social welfare Council, the Regulatory Agency of NGO affairs of Government of Nepal. The Internal Revenue Department has provided it with the tax exemption certificate as the non-profit organization.