Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla

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See history come alive on stage at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, one of the last of its kind in the world. Built in gothic style, this theater offers an unforgettable experience, teaching you about history and Indo British culture through plays, exhibitions, or recitals. Experience the combination of excellent acoustics and attractive architecture, which creates an amazing effect. Visit the photo gallery in the complex and see what the theater looked like in the previous century. Put Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and other Shimla attractions into our Shimla trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • July 31, 2017
    Unlike many heritage places in shimla this place looked really run down. Was not sure if it was under renovation or there was lack of maintenance but it was a disappintment to see the condition of thi...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    It is an old theater built by the Britishers. It housed a lot of plays in the colonial times. It still hosts events and the history is well explained by the people present there. It also has a museum ...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    If you love theater then this place belongs to you. They usually play something that catches attention. While I have visited they were showcasing based on Indian army which is good to know. Play name ...  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    The building is standing tall from British time. The architecture is amazing. It was renovated a few years back but the architecture is the same as before. Now a days it is famous for all type of creative and performing arts ; for example painting, photography, dance, drama, theatrics , classical and folk music etc.
  • June 24, 2017
    Heritage place of Himachal. The place is very renowned for theatre activities and for art and culture. Many great artist were performed here. In time to time national and international film festivals organise in Gaiety.
  • June 4, 2017
    Lovely heritage structure. The restoration is done nicely. It feels like being transported to a time in the past or inside a period movie.
  • July 10, 2017
    Heritage complex, with art gallary and diffrent programs or fairs like book fair and another activitis place..great location
  • July 6, 2017
    This place has been used from the british period to today to showcase plays, dance preformances and other cultural programs. They also have a collection of pictures showing all people who took part in all plays since british period to today. A must see place in Shimla.

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