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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 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…

15 April 2024

The Meeting of Cultures

INTRO: From the return of India-born Danish conductor Maria Badstue to the India debuts of the Georgian Sinfonietta, Danish Chamber Players and Indian American soprano Indira Mahajan, the NCPA presents many an international collaboration with the Symphony Orchestra of India.…

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…


Theatre 20 April 2024

Stand up with D Girls

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 17 April 2024

Artie’s Festival India – Day 1


Dance 25 April 2024

NCPA Mudra Dance Festival 2024 – Exhibition & Talks

Film & Screenings

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 29 April 2024

Summer Fiesta – 2024