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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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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…

10 May 2024

A Mirror of Our Times

From popular plays to premiering productions, and experimental work to literary adaptations, the NCPA’s Pratibimb Marathi Natya Utsav 2024 presents a tapestry of events that reflect, celebrate, question and grapple with the world we live in. By Reshma O. Pathare…

16 April 2024

Content, Context and Form

At Mudra 2024, Indian classical dance exponents will delineate the motivations that determine the splendours of aharya adorning an artiste. By Aishwarya Sahasrabudhe Sometime during our conversation for this article, Kathak stalwart and choreographer Aditi Mangaldas takes a moment to…


Indian Music

Indian Music 31 May 2024

NCPA Citi Urja – Presenting young talent

International Music

International Music 30 May 2024

Eliane Elias Live in Concert

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 5 June 2024

Talks on Western Classical Music


Dance 28 May 2024

NCPA Umang

Film & Screenings

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 21 May 2024

Summer Fiesta – 2024