National Centre for the Performing Arts

NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 Phone: 022 2282 4567


The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), in Mumbai, India, was established on land reclaimed and donated by the Maharashtra Govt. and a grant of Rs 4 million from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. This was later supplemented by donations from the corporate sector. Registered as a society on 8 June 1966, NCPA has also been established as a public trust, whose principal objective is to serve the cause of the performing and allied arts.

Initially, established at a temporary setup at 89 Bhulabhai Desai Road, which housed a small auditorium, listening rooms and practice facilities, inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 29 December 1969. Meanwhile, the 8-acre (32,000 m2) are was built on reclaimed land at Nariman Point where it is located today.

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