National Centre for the Performing Arts (India)

National Centre For The Performing Arts (India)

National Centre for the Performing Arts (India)

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The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), in Mumbai, India was established with 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 June 8, 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 29th December 1969. Meanwhile, the are was built on reclaimed land at Nariman Point where it is located today.

The NCPA is also the home of the Symphony Orchestra of India.

Principal aims and objectives

  • To establish a national centre for the preservation and promotion of classical, traditional and contemporary performing and visual arts.
  • To establish, equip and maintain schools, auditoria, libraries, archives, museums, studios, workshops and other facilities necessary to fulfil the above objectives.
  • To disseminate knowledge, promote appreciation, provide training and sponsor or undertake scientific research in these fields with the objective of further development by encouragement of innovation within India and by interaction with the arts of other countries.

The Facilities

The NCPA complex occupies an area of about 32000 m<sup>2</sup>...
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