Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: The Mall, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-1772650173
  • Ticket Price: 25 INR
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Theatre, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Exhibition , Heritage Building

About Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla

Located in the heart of Shimla, on the Mall Road, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a significant tourist hot spot. 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.

Initially, it was a five-story building with a Theatre, Ballroom, Armory, Police Office, Bar and Galleries. After nearly two decades from its date of establishment, it was found that the building was structurally unsafe. It was partially demolished, but the Gaiety Theatre remained untouched.

The most popular attraction in this complex is the Victorian Theatre where legends like Rudyard Kipling, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Baten Powel, K. L. Sehgal and others have performed. More than a century-old symbol of art and culture – the Gaiety is primarily known for its social club.

With an array of venues, including Exhibition Hall, Art Gallery, Multi-purpose hall, Amphitheatre and an old theatre hall, is the hub of performing arts in the state. The complex witnesses a huge influx of visitors year-round due to its cultural prominence.

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Information

  • Watch out the building from outside at night to marvel at the aesthetic lighting and construction.

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Ticket Prices

  • Foreigners: Rs. 25
  • Indian Nationals: Rs. 10

How To reach Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex by Public Transport

  • You can get there by a Bus or a Taxi. 

Restaurants Near Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

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Things to Know Before Visiting Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

  • 95% of people who visit Shimla include Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex in their plan

  • 39.77% of people start their Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

Monday, Thursday and Friday

90.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

People normally club together Christ Church and Indira Tourist Park while planning their visit to Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

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Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla Reviews

  • The building is from British time. It has been renovated recently. The architecture is very fine and beautiful from both outside and inside. Painting exhibition is always displayed in upper storey of the building. One can buy copies of original paintings from there. In lower storey different exhibitions are frequently goes on.

  • We couldn't take the tour of Gaiety Theatre but went to see the art exhibition of Lalit Kala Academy. We absolutely enjoyed the place. The staff is very enthusiastic to show people around. They are also knowledgeable about the displays and would gladly show you the prints for your purchases. Their collection of prints is also impeccable. We ended up buying quite a few.

  • This is a heritage monument in the heart of Shimla. Govt had renovated it and develop it nicely. There many types of cultural activities are organised by the govt as well as the students also and exhibition of handskraft material are also going on their

  • It's been rebuilt on old lines. Still has old stone masonry which is out of sync with new masonry and looks awful. Represents our colonial past. Best if the complex had been built on modern lines. Would have been more practical and good looking.

  • It's well maintained as from the Victorian era. Theatre at a time when it's extincting. Limited seating gives a very pleasant experience.

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