Experimental Theatre (NCPA)
|Experimental Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (India)|
|Opened||25 April 1986|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Larsen & Toubro Limited|
The Experimental Theatre is a 300-seat theatre at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Mumbai, India. It was inaugurated in April 1986 as a black box theatre venue with modular seating and staging units.
The NCPA was constructed in the 1980s. After the Tata Theatre was constructed, work began on the Experimental Theatre, a versatile black box theatre space which small-scale groups to perform flexible works at the Centre. Tata Steel (formerly Tata Iron & Steel Company) made an initial donation to the Theatre of 5 million rupees. The Theatre was officially inaugurated on 25 April 1986.
Besides the theatre itself, the Experimental Theatre includes three conference rooms, large foyer spaces and a museum.
According to the Larsen & Toubro the acoustics of this theatre allow individual instruments to be appreciated without amplification.
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