Darpana Academy of Performing Arts


Darpana is an arts center where the arts meet society, to inform, educate and transform. Started 66 years ago as a teaching and performance institute, it has grown into a contemporary symbiosis affirming the role of creativity in culture, researching into our origins and reaching out to the unsaid or unthought of. Darpana believes that art is a  language that is universal.

Darpana is committed to excellence, innovation and the excitement of using the arts for change.

Darpana's audiences range from arts-lovers to people in positions of power, the less privileged across the world, children, women, tribal populations and more. With over 25,000 graduates, nearly 11000 performances, audiences in 90 countries, a vibrant arts environment, managed by a strong staff, Darpana is known around the world as an institution of innovation in the arts.