Mumbai entertainment

Opera in Mumbai

Royal Opera House

India's only surviving opera house reopened to suitably dramatic fanfare with a 2016 performance by Mumbai-born British soprano Rozario, after a meticulous six-year restoration project that saw the regal address ret…
Cinema in Mumbai

Liberty Cinema

The stunning art deco Liberty was once the queen of Hindi film – think red-carpet openings with Dev Anand. It fell on hard times in recent years, but is on the rebound and now hosts private events and more. It's nea…
Theatre in Mumbai

National Centre for the Performing Arts

This vast cultural centre is the hub of Mumbai’s highbrow music, theatre and dance scene. In any given week, it might host experimental plays, poetry readings, photography exhibitions, a jazz band from Chicago or In…
Theatre in Mumbai

Prithvi Theatre

A Juhu institution that’s a great place to see both Hindi- and English-language theatre or an arthouse film, with the Prithvi Cafe for drinks. Its excellent theatre festival in November showcases contemporary Indian…
Spectator Sport in Mumbai

Wankhede Stadium

Test matches and one-day internationals are played a few times a year here in season (October to April). Contact the Cricket Association for ticket information; for a test match you’ll probably have to pay for the f…
Comedy in Mumbai

Canvas Laugh

A popular comedy club that hosts around 50 shows per month, with twice-nightly programs on weekends (most comedians use English). It’s 900m west of Lower Parel train station inside the High Street Phoenix shopping c…
Theatre in Mumbai

NCPA Box Office

Box office for Mumbai's National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Cinema in Mumbai

Metro Big

This grande dame of Bombay talkies has been renovated into a multiplex cinema.
Live Music in Mumbai

Mehboob Studios

These famous film studios also host the annual Times LitFest (in December).
Cinema in Mumbai


To experience Bollywood blockbusters in situ, the Eros cinema is the place.