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

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.

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

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

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

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  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Address: The Mall, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Contact Number: +91-1772650173
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex Price: 25 INR
  • Best time to visit Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 83.2% of people who visit Shimla include Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex in their plan

  • 46.43% of people start their Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

63.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

People normally club together The Ridge and Christ Church while planning their visit to Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • 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

  • 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.

  • A must visit for every theatre enthusiast. Perhaps the only Gaiety theatre outside the UK, it was built in 1895-87. It was recently renovated retaining all aspects of the original design and architecture.

  • This is the only theatre left in India after Bristisher's left and so well preserved and maintained which is really worth to visit during your summer break in Shimla. Mr Guide XXX is a super amazing commentators...

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