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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 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.

26 May 2020

The Learning Never Stops

In the absence of classroom lessons, the SOI Music Academy shifts gears and switches to online teaching, bringing together musicians and students under one virtual roof. “I cannot remember having seen such unusually prolonged, testing times for so many countries,…

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Dance

Dance 30 September 2021

Celebrating Devi – Garba Raas Online Workshop by Avani Shah and Story Telling by Anita Ratnam

Film & Screenings

Multi Arts

Photography