About Us

Nepal Academy of Music and Drama has been established to protect, promote, and develop the music and drama genres of Nepal, conduct study and research in music and drama genres, and make necessary arrangements for rewarding and appreciating scholars and talents in related fields. It has been established as per the Nepal Academy of Music and Drama Act, 2064 BS on the 10th of Baishak, 2067.

The major objectives of the academy are to introduce Nepali music and drama to the world, to establish music and drama-related libraries, museums, and theatres; to organize and conduct national and international level seminars, workshops, conferences, festivals, competitions, and training; studying, researching, promoting, and preserving original folk songs, folk dances, folk tunes, and folk music of different castes and communities as well as overall music and drama. Academy has been taking initiative for the development and expansion of these areas by conducting research works by examining various aspects of the music and drama genres of Nepal which are moving towards extinction.