177 Watton Street
VIC 3030
Wyndham Cultural Centre

8734 6000


Standard: $45
Concession/Group 8+: $35
Student/under: $20
Children Under 15: $15

  • Book online (+$1.95 booking fee), in person at the Wyndham Cultural Centre or on 8734 6000
  • Subscription and group discounts available
The Guru of Chai

“Flawless...Cleverly constructed, full of melodramatic twists and humorous asides” ★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

The contradictions of modern India – with its iPhones and ancient gods – come alive in this outrageously funny and heartbreakingly beautiful story.

Amid the chaos of a bustling Bangalore railway station, a poor chai-wallah (tea-seller) has his life changed forever when an abandoned girl brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of song. Our Guru of Chai (Jacob Rajan) is a chameleon, channelling different characters and dispensing spiritual wisdom – sometimes questionable – as he plays out a serpentine tale of impossible love and modern day magic. He is by turns charming, loathsome and absurdly profound.

Let the guru pour you a cup of his finest, and you'll find that you're the one being stirred.

Enjoy dinner before the show, with beautiful curries, pakora, samosas and naan at the Curry Guru at 80 Watton Street! Make a booking on 9742 5444 and present your tickets to The Guru of Chai to receive a 10% discount on your meal.

Suitable for the whole family, some mature themes, parental guidance may be required.

  • Writers: Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis
  • Director: Justin Lewis
  • Dramaturg Murray Edmond
  • Lighting Designer: Cathy Knowsley
  • Composer & Sound Designer: David Ward
  • Set & Costume Design Concept: John Verryt
  • Musician: Adam Ogle
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