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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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8 September 2023

A Fortnight of Favourites

What to expect at the SOI Autumn 2023 Season. By Jehangir Batiwala Music lovers in Mumbai should look forward to one of the most varied seasons of the Symphony Orchestra of India, this September. Essentially, a precursor to the orchestra’s…

8 September 2023

A Quest for Brilliance

The SOI Autumn 2023 Season brings the promise of musicianship at its best. From the India debut of celebrated British cellist Steven Isserlis with the Symphony Orchestra of India to the anticipated return of pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and conductors Richard…

8 September 2023

Concertos for Indian Instruments: Creative, Performance-related and Interpretative Challenges

Ahead of the world premiere of Zakir Hussain’s triple concerto for tabla, sitar and bansuri with the Symphony Orchestra of India, Suddhaseel Sen explores what emerges from the dialogue between two musical languages. It is always a pleasure to find…


Theatre 7 October 2023

The Siddhus of Upper Juhu

Indian Music

Indian Music 29 September 2023

Tumhe Yaad Hoga

International Music

International Music 6 October 2023

Livewire – Let there be Rock and Roll

Western Classical Music

Western Classical Music 8 October 2023

On Wings of Song


Dance 29 September 2023


Film & Screenings

Film & Screenings 27 September 2023

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

Multi Arts

Multi Arts 29 September 2023

Book Reading


Photography 28 October 2023

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