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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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4 April 2024

Mangala Vadyam

Sheik Chinna Moulana and the world of the nadaswaram. By Kamala Ganesh  “I was in Srirangam for a wedding. At four am, on the dark banks of the Kaveri, I was playing the nadaswaram, ceremonially accompanying the oiling of the…

13 March 2024

The Blues are Back

A power-packed second edition of the NCPA Soulful Blues will feature Oakland blues singer and songwriter Terrie Odabi and Chicago blues singer and songwriter Demetria Taylor. By Anurag Tagat As much as we can spend endless hours debating the scope…

13 March 2024

A Sweet Aftertaste

Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane, written and directed by Manav Kaul, is a poetic play enacted onstage by the exceptional Kumud Mishra. An inspiring theatrical experiment, it holds appeal for a wide range of audiences.  By Vidhi Salla A work of…


Theatre 14 April 2024


Indian Music

Indian Music 3 May 2024

Baul Robi: An exploration of folk music-based melodies of Tagore

International Music

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 14 April 2024

SOI Music Academy


Dance 25 April 2024

NCPA Mudra Dance Festival 2024 – Exhibition & Talks

Film & Screenings

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 16 April 2024

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