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India's first and biggest youth volunteering street theatre festival to raise social consciousness

Be on the street, V4V's flagship program, is India's first and biggest youth street theatre festival. It gives a platform for college students to combine art and social relevance. College teams from different cities support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by putting up street theatre performances for the public at large, while having fun and being creative. V4V-BOTS enters Season 5 this year, after four tremendous seasons since 2011.

Season 5


  1. Volunteer a day: Each street theatre team can volunteer one day or 1 show for the public/common man on Delhi/NCR streets. Be-artsy will arrange the venue and permission for all the teams who would like to volunteer a street show in Delhi/NCR.
  2. Battle of Thoughts: An opportunity for two street theatre teams to discuss their 2014-15 street theatre production with each other. The process of discussion will open avenues to constructively criticize the two scripts leading to a crisp and clear thought on the social issue raised by each team. (12 slots available for 24 teams). Registration on first come first served basis.
  3. Jingle Mingle: On the day of the final festival, all the performing teams will be given an on-the-spot topic for jingle writing.
  4. BOTS Rally*: With the idea of celebrating the art of street theatre, BOTS Rally invites all participants to sing, dance and celebrate their art form on the Streets of Delhi University.
  5. BOTS Competition*: A reason to bring youth together to raise social awareness in an entertaining yet informative way. Street theatre teams will compete among each other during Season Five BOTS.

Please note: Participation in activities marked with (*) is mandatory to be part of Be on the street Season 5.

Register your team now.

UN Agencies

Lead Supporters for V4V have been:

V4V with UNIC



UNIC (India and Bhutan) has extended its support to V4V since the festival’s inception in 2010. UNIC’s support aims to foster relationships between artists, commercial establishments, government and non-governmental bodies by encouraging young artists with a passion for theatre and social change to raise awareness on social concerns and the UN's sustainable development goals. Youth is one of the five strategic priorities of UN Volunteers, viz. securing access to basic social services, community resilience for environment and disaster risk reduction, peace building, youth, and national capacity development through volunteer schemes.

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Companies interested in this initiative can reach out to youth by supporting the program through sponsorship. Write to for how to sign up as a V4V Supporter and get the benefit of the expense in CSR activities and spend.

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