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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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11 June 2024

When Jazz Met Rock

By bringing electric instruments, straight rhythms and simple harmonies to traditional jazz, musicians, led by Miles Davis, created an entirely new sub-genre of jazz in the 1960s and ’70s. By Narendra Kusnur The Beatles were a rage and Bob Dylan’s…

29 May 2024

Voice of Virtuosity

In a guided listening session, acclaimed violinist Dr. N. Rajam will reflect on why the legendary Omkarnath Thakur, doyen of the Gwalior gharana, will be not only remembered for his vocal prowess but his priceless contribution to the way classical…

15 May 2024

A Kiss to the World

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna in May 1824. Two centuries later, it remains a powerful and enduring work. By Dr. Luis Dias “Sing that song from Germany,” my cousins would say to me over the phone when I was…


Theatre 16 June 2024

Third Bell

Indian Music

Indian Music 21 June 2024

NCPA Citi Promising Artistes Series

International Music

International Music 29 June 2024

No Strings Attached

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 19 June 2024

Talks on Western Classical Music


Dance 27 June 2024

NCPA Umang

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 11 July 2024

Reality Check

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 16 June 2024

Summer Fiesta – 2024


Photography 16 June 2024

Hello Bombay! Evolution Of My City – Bombay To Mumbai