Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla

4.5
Educational Site · Tourist Spot
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. A visit to Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shimla trip builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • A must go place if you are a movie, theatre loving person.If you come down from the ridge through the stair case to the lower Mall road, there is this theatre.After paying a small entry fee of...  more »
  • The structure and story of this theatre was intriguing, enhanced by the May historical photos that painted a picture of Shimla’s colonial past.  more »
  • Really lovely little theatre which still puts on performances. Very cosy and sympathetically refurbished. Lots of old photos of casts from plays gone by, many have been autographed. 20-30 mins well...  more »
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  • Awesome location. It's night view is awesome. This huge complex is a popular monument which is situated in the middle of the busy lanes of the Mall road. The architecture of the complex is a Victorian Gothic style like the many other neo-Gothic buildings in Shimla. The theatre is designed by Sir Henry Irwin and is one of the oldest complexes in the state.
  • Gaiety is a great place if one wants to spend an evening in Simla and is able to get an entry to it provided you are a member or you know one of the members. The colonial architecture makes the place all the more enticing and the food is relatively cheap. They have a nice sitting area outside if you visit during day time and want to bask in the sun as evenings during winters can be quite chilly The food is not very expensive and they have a variety of snacks and food available
  • Opened on 30th May 1887, the Gaiety Theatre is an architectural wonder of the Victorian Era that was built by the Britishers for their exclusive entertainment. Today it hosts plays, concerts and exhibitions to encourage art and culture in HP. It was the favorite hangout place for the Britishers and a Mecca for theater artists. It is a must must visit guys!
  • Gaiety Heritage building is one of the notable British Architecture on the Ridge of Shimla... Gaiety theater is one of unique heritage theater which till date hosts various events... It also has Amateur Dramatic Club inside which is only for membes... Tourist can visit Gaiety Theater and exhibition area... You can feel British vibes in theater.
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a theatre complex which usually has shows going in it throughout the year. It has a British Architecture and after restoration looks way more cool. You can even enjoy seeing the Gaiety theatre from outside as the architecture is too good. It is accompanied by the town hall on one side which serves se a office for municipal corporation of Shimla. The theatre is large and quite a large no. of people can be accommodated inside it.

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