National Academy of Performing Arts (Pakistan)

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National Academy of Performing Arts

The National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

NAPA was established in 2005 as an institution to conserve and teach performing arts and music to students in Pakistan. It is situated in the building of the Hindu Gymkhana


At NAPA, the students of music derive benefit from being taught by a faculty consisting of practicing musicians, musicologists and visiting maestros. They will also have the opportunity to enrich their repertoire of compositions and styles by tutelage under many teachers.
Theatres Arts 
The Theatre Arts department will offer students academic courses in all aspects of the theatre as well as practical exploration and the opportunity to present their work before an audience.
NAPA offers lessons in classical dancing (Odissi).
Make up 
NAPA has also introduced lessons in Make up.



Zia Mohyeddin is the Chairman of NAPA. He was asked by Pervez Musharraf, then the President of Pakistan, to establish and lead a national institution for arts and music. Besides being the founder and chairman of NAPA, he has impeccable credentials. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he has spent a lifetime dedicated to the theatre, films and television, appearing in many local and foreign productions. He has also performed in numerous Broadway and West End plays. He has also produced and directed extensively.

Notable teachers and alumni[edit]

Arshad Mahmud Director Programmes and Administration Besides Mohyeddin and Mahmud, NAPA has some of the most well known theatre icons and teacher-performances in Asia, including:

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