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.”