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The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is India’s premier cultural institution. Inaugurated in 1969, it was the first multi-venue, multi-genre cultural centre in South Asia. The NCPA is committed to preserving and promoting India’s rich and vibrant artistic heritage in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and photography, as well as presenting new and innovative work by Indian and international artists from a diverse range of genres including drama, contemporary dance, orchestral concerts, opera, jazz and chamber music. Today, the NCPA hosts more than 700 events each year, making it India’s largest and most holistic performing arts centre.

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20 February 2024

Larger Than Life

An ode to the single screen cinemas of Mumbai. By Aishwarya Bodke A sketch of the Eros Theatre from the inaugural brochure. Source Eros Theatre - Rendezvous of the East; Art Deco Mumbai Trust Archives   The dress circle at…

15 February 2024

The Multiverse of Love

Exploring string theory, quantum mechanics, human emotions and the multiverse, Nick Payne’s hit play Constellations is coming to the stage in its latest iteration with a new cast and a better understanding of the dilemma between circumstance and happenstance. By…

6 February 2024

Divine Connections

At this year’s edition of Sama’a: The Mystic Ecstasy—a scholarly presentation on philosophy, screenings of two documentaries inspired by the poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, a concert on Bollywood Sufi music and an eclectic performance of Sufi poetry by…


Theatre 10 March 2024

All Stars Comedy

Indian Music

Indian Music 8 March 2024

Living Traditions: Festival of Jharkhand

International Music

International Music 2 March 2024

Paolo Fresu & Rita Marcotulli

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 5 March 2024

Talks on Western Classical Music


Dance 29 February 2024

Spectrum 2024 – A Festival of Dances from Around the World

Film & Screenings

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 9 March 2024

Tradition, Transition, Modernity