Tiatr, the No.1 commercial theatre of Goa, had its humble beginnings in the year 1892. There is no real evidence of the exact date when the first tiatr was staged. However, an article by Joao Agostinho Fernandes in the 25th November 1943 issue of Ave Maria and inferences, keeping in mind the traditions of those times, fixes the date of staging the first tiatr as April 17, 1892 and the venue was The New Alfred Theatre Bombay.
The solemnity of Easter is the greatest celebration of Christians and hence it is assumed that the first tiatr staged in the month of April must have been on on April 17, the day Easter was celebrated that year. Hence this day is assumed to be the date for the staging of the first tiatr titled Italian Bhurgo.