The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) reopens with a spectacular line-up on 29th October 2021

Mumbai : The curtains have risen, and the doors have reopened. After a prolonged hiatus of nearly one and a half years, Mumbai’s premier arts and cultural institution, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is geared up to welcome the audiences back on October 29. With a specially curated line-up for art lovers, there is something in store for everyone from Theatre to Western Classical and Hindustani Classical Music, Classical Dance and International Music.


Speaking on the re-opening, Mr. Khushroo N Suntook, Chairman, NCPA, said, “The last one and a half years have been challenging for the NCPA. As we near the end of this period, we are happy that we have emerged stronger than before the pandemic disrupted our lives. Presenting, preserving and promoting the arts is our raison d’être and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to our premises. We will be reopening with a well-known Marathi play. Our resident musicians are ready with a curated programme for the opening concert as are the eminent artistes from our Indian Music, Dance and International Music genres who have all been waiting to make the return to the theatres a memorable one. While we continue to follow all safety and hygiene protocols, we will ensure that our patrons relive the experience of watching live performances.”


The opening night will showcase a distinct flavour of Marathi theatre with Prashant Damle’s exceptionally successful and muchloved play, ‘Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Gosht’. The evening following the opening will take the audiences on a musical ride as veteran musician Louiz Banks and his stellar line-up of artistes bring to jazz lovers a ‘Blast from the Past’. The SOI Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Marat Bisengaliev, will return to the stage with a programme of beloved classics featuring members of the SOI as soloists. The Indian Classical Music night will feature the legendary Rashid Khan in Concert. Two renowned classical dancers Rama Vaidyanathan and Mallika Sarabhai will take the stage with their exclusive performances, ‘Pratibodhana-The Awakening’ and ‘Gems of Kuchipudi’, respectively.


The elegantly designed Tata Theatre, known for its fine acoustics, will be the venue for all the much-anticipated performances.


Event Calendar:
Date Event Venue Time
29th Oct Eka Lagnachi Pudhchi Gosht


Written & Directed by Adwait Dadarkar

Cast: Prashant Damle, Kavita Lad-Medhekar, Atul Todankar, Mrunal Chemburkar, Pratiksha Shivankar & Parag Dange

Produced by Prashant Damle Fan Foundation, Gauri Theatres

Tata Theatre 7:00 pm
30th Oct Blast from the Past
With Louiz Banks

Rahul Jhunjhunwala – Keys
Gino Banks – Drums
Sheldon D’Silva – Bass
Kush Upadhyay – Guitar
Thomson Andrews – Male Vocal
Trisha Rego – Female Vocal
Kesang Alexander – Female Vocal

Tata Theatre 6:30 pm
31st Oct SOI Chamber Orchestra
Marat Bisengaliev, conductor

Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1
and more

Tata Theatre 5:00 pm
12th Nov Rashid Khan in Concert

Accompanied by Sabir Khan (sarangi), Ajay Joglekar (harmonium), Ojas Adhiya (tabla)

Tata Theatre 6:30 pm
13th Nov Bharatanatyam by Rama Vaidyanathan
and Kuchipudi by Mallika Sarabhai

Rama Vaidyanathan & Ensemble will be presenting Pratibodhana- The Awakening

Mallika Sarabhai & Ensemble will be presenting Gems of Kuchipudi

Tata Theatre 6:30 pm