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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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7 November 2023

Big Bands and Latin American Beats

Lovers of jazz can expect fresh originals, much-loved standards, beautiful ballads and Brazilian music along with Cuban-inspired tunes at this year’s edition of the NCPA International Jazz Festival. By Narendra Kusnur At last year’s edition of the NCPA International Jazz…

6 November 2023

For the Love of Light and Gardens

How American Impressionists carved a niche for themselves under the overarching influence of their French counterparts. By Ornella D’Souza American Impressionism developed in the United States after the American Civil War, when its artists began travelling to European countries and…

2 November 2023

She, Who Has Always Been

The all-embracing and omnipresent goddess tradition offers wisdom and inspiration to believers and non-believers. Cultural curator, poet and author Arundhathi Subramaniam gives a rundown of what to expect at GODDESS: A Celebration of the Divine Feminine, which will be presented…


Theatre 2 December 2023

७वी पास

Indian Music

Indian Music 1 December 2023

Music Mirror: 6-A AKASH GANGA

International Music

International Music 29 November 2023

Movies Under the Stars

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 29 November 2023

SOI on Tour: Coventry, UK


Dance 6 December 2023

NCPA Pravaha Dance Festival 2023 – Day 1

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 30 November 2023

Reality Check

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 20 December 2023

Kavya-Chitra Live Concert – an amalgamation of poetry and paintings in Marathi


Photography 30 November 2023

Sky Islands: An Endangered Indian Landscape