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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 10 July 2022

‘OGANGA!’ – A Tribute to the Life of Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Indian Music

Indian Music 15 July 2022

NCPA Bandish: A Tribute to Legendary Indian Composers

International Music

International Music 9 July 2022

Song Writing Workshop with Samantha Noella

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 16 September 2022

SOI Autumn 2022: Mendelssohn & Prokofiev


Dance 8 July 2022

First Encounter

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 13 July 2022

Short Film Corner 

Multi Arts


Photography 10 July 2022

Photo Workshops