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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 11 December 2021

A Fistful of Rupees

Indian Music

Indian Music 8 December 2021

CITI – NCPA Scholarship for Young Musicians 2022-23 (Hindustani Music)

International Music

International Music 17 December 2021

It’s Christmas with Merlin and The All Stars

Western Classical Music


Dance 9 December 2021

Workshop on Rasa Theory & Practice by Mandakini Trivedi

Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 8 December 2021

The Lehman Trilogy

8 January 2022


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19 January 2022


25 January 2022


29 January 2022


10 February 2022

Swan Lake

Multi Arts