Inaugurated in 1969, the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is India’s premier cultural institution. The first multi-venue, multi-purpose cultural centre to be built in South Asia, it has been committed since its inception to promoting and preserving the country’s rich and vibrant traditions in music, dance and theatre, as well as catalyzing new and innovative work in the field of the performing arts.
With five modern theatres, a photography gallery and extensive archival and library facilities located in the heart of Mumbai’s downtown business district, the NCPA presents more than 500 events each year across all major art forms.
It is recognised by artists, patrons and the media alike to be among Asia's foremost venues for the performing arts.
The NCPA is a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act and has been awarded the status of a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Government of India for pioneering work in the field of music research.