The golden jubilee celebration of the NCPA held across three days in November and December 2019 was a microcosm of all that the organisation stands for. The multi-genre ADD ART Festival brought together the crème de la crème of art and culture including performances by Arturo Sandoval, Zakir Hussain, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Birju Maharaj, Aditi Mangaldas, the Symphony Orchestra of India, Jim Sarbh and many more. The joy of experiencing the arts live was extended to audiences beyond the theatres and concert halls, for performers showcased their talent in the myriad open spaces at the NCPA, as enthusiasts soaked in the cultural vibe while enjoying an array of culinary offerings. Adding art to people’s lives drove the 50th-year celebrations, and the city responded with all its love.