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. 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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  • It doesn’t take long to visit this old theatre but as a piece of old British Raj history it’s well worth out. You can imagine productions taking place there.  more »
  • It is a very good & old Cultural Centre with very good and classic Auditorium, which is famous for "Main Nikla Gaddi Leke" Song of Film Gadar.  more »
  • if are in shimla its good to visit once it has got as such nothing to see n visit but as you are exploring new thing you can give it a try.  more »
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  • A truly well restored and maintained heritage building with a rich history. Remember to dress formally- ties are mandatory if you're visiting the club. The bar is well stocked and the chefs well trained.
  • An old theater with a lot of history... It's run by the Amateur Dramatics Club of Shimla. Looks run down but is a nice experience to watch a play here
  • started in 1887.it is one of the oldest live theatre in india.if u ever visit shimla you must check this place
  • Opened on the 30th of May in 1887, this historic cultural centre was designed by Henry Irwin. The building's exquisite Gothic style of architecture is a true manifestation of Victorian artistry.Gaiety Theater is a famous landmark of Shimla. Nestled between The Mall road and Ridge, this building has been a major cultural center of Shimla since the 19th century Gaiety Theatre was an important part of the Town Hall. It was a marvel of architecture with perfect acoustics and theatre facilities. A hub of the performing arts, Gaiety Theatre saw legendary artists like Rudyard Kipling, Baten Powel, K.L. Sehgal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, the Kendall's, Balraj Sahani, Pran, Manohar Singh, Shashi Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher perform on this historical stage over a century and a half.
  • another gem of the British era, the only theatre of its kind in entire Asian continent..wonderful architecture, few movie scenes too have been shot here

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