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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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10 May 2022

A Small Family Business

As the NCPA prepares to present an adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning play A Small Family Business, to be staged two years after it was initially planned, we talk to director Adhaar Khurana about dramatic turns—onstage, in life and during…

2 October 2021

Joy of Giving

Every year, the National Centre for the Performing Arts participates in the Joy of Giving Week by organising special events for the less privileged sections of our society.

2 August 2021

Art in Everyday Life

In the second Jamshed Bhabha Memorial Lecture in honour of the NCPA’s illustrious founder, eminent physician and author Dr Farokh E. Udwadia will discuss why art deserves a place of importance in all human endeavours.

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Theatre 20 August 2022

Women Slay Saturday 

Indian Music

Indian Music 26 August 2022

Umang – Presenting Promising Artistes

International Music

International Music 19 August 2022

Movies Under the Stars

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 21 August 2022

SOI Young People’s Concert: A Musical Journey Around the World


Dance 18 August 2022

Kathak Workshop by Rajendra Gangani & Abhimanyu Lal

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 18 August 2022

Reality Check

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 21 August 2022

Gods, Demons and Heroes


Photography 17 August 2022

Photo Exhibition by Asha Thadani