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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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16 July 2024

A Forest of Illusions

Kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas describes the process of creation and inspiration behind a production born during the pandemic that grapples with reality and illusion, and reflects on its journey from an online festival to its stage premiere at the NCPA.…

15 July 2024

Pushing Boundaries

In conversation with drummer Lenny White and pianist Cyrus Chestnut who, along with bassist Buster Williams, will make their India debut at the NCPA Legends concert this month. By Narendra Kusnur In 2016, jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut released the album…

26 June 2024

Why Clay is Having a Moment

What’s happening with one of the oldest human inventions in the Indian art world. By Ornella D’Souza It is bizarre how a Google search on clay art coughs up multiple articles written recently with the same headline: ‘[Insert Terra-cotta /…


Theatre 2 August 2024

Love and Information

Indian Music

Indian Music 26 July 2024

NCPA-HSBC Promising Artistes Series

International Music

International Music 23 July 2024

The Jazz Masters Listening Sessions

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 24 July 2024

Talks on Western Classical Music


Dance 9 August 2024

LOST… in the forest!

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 24 July 2024

Present Laughter

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 21 July 2024

Summer Fiesta – 2024


Photography 21 July 2024

Trans-Harbour Triumph: The Atal Setu Story in Pictures