Darpana Academy of Performing Arts is a multi-cultural arts center and theater situated at Usmanpura, in Ahmedabad
. Established in 1949, it is a center of excellence and a workshop committed to the contemporary symbiosis of arts and life, beyond the horizon of language and thought. The academy teaches classical, folk and contemporary dance, drama, music and puppetry. Research and performance of folk and tribal culture are also conducted.