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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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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.

14 July 2021

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Our monthly newsletter on the latest from the NCPA, so you never miss an event or update. From upcoming performances, workshops and talks to what's happening behind the scenes to further enhance our offerings, this mini dossier covers it all.

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Theatre 29 October 2021

Eka Lagnachi Pudhachi Gosht

Indian Music

Indian Music 12 November 2021

Rashid Khan in Concert

International Music

International Music 30 October 2021

Blast from the Past

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 31 October 2021

SOI Chamber Orchestra


Dance 13 November 2021

An Evening with Mallika Sarabhai & Rama Vaidyanathan  

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 17 November 2021

The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 29 October 2021