About Us


Aagaaz is the Urdu word for ‘beginnings’.

In 2015 we registered ourselves as an independent community arts organisation under the Trusts Act.  Aagaaz performs stories that raise questions and create dialogue amongst diverse audiences. At the core are the 20 adolescents from Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti who are growing into arts practitioners, theatre makers, and facilitators. We engage the young through inclusive and diverse learning spaces in fringe settlements of Delhi/NCR and performances in a range of venues and non-venues.

Our methodologies are learner-centric.