About NAPA

The vigour and vitality of a nation, and the mark it makes on its people’s consciousness and the world, is only gauged when its artistic and cultural expression comes to the fore.”

 Zia Mohyeddin, NAPA President & CEO

The National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) is Pakistan's foremost performing arts institution, presenting world-class theatre and music programmes and the country's only conservatoire educating students in theatre arts and music.



The only performing arts academy in Pakistan, NAPA offers diploma programmes in theatre and music that combine rigorous theoretical and practical training.


NAPA festivals bring together diverse performers in celebration of theatre, music and dance.

Diploma Course in Theatre Arts ( 3 Years )

01 Mar - 20 Mar 20
Bachpan ke Rung A FESTIVAL OF THEATRE FOR CHILDREN 21st September to 13th October 2019 Bachpan Ke Rung: A Festival of Theatre for Children 2019 presented four plays to entertain and inspire children. Bachpan Ke Rung transports children with fairy tales, classic stories from Urdu literature, and a contemporary look at the lives of children today. The performing arts help children grow their imagination and become curious, creative thinkers. We believe that it is crucial to introduce children to theatre and music at…

Theatre Short Courses ( 3 Months )

01 Apr - 30 Apr 20
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Music Diploma Course ( 4 Years )

01 Jul - 20 Jul 20
NAPA presents three comedy plays in Karachi Laughter Fest 2020. Tickets: Rs. 600 Venue: Zia Mohyeddin Theatre, NAPA Time: 8 pm-9:30 pm Dates: 9th to 26th January 2020 KARACHI LAUGHTER FEST 2020 Good Luck Darling - 9th to 12th January 2020 Directed by Farhan Alam Good Luck Darling is a rollicking comedy by famed Urdu writer, poet and comedian Athar Shah Khan. Seth Razzak’s daughter has divorced her husband. Seth Razzak’s fortune is stuck in his daughter and son-in-law’s joint back account –…