Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla

About Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: The Mall, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh

Phone: +91-1772650173

Ticket Price: 25 INR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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

  • Wake and Bake cafe

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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

  • 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

  • Best performing arts hall in Shimla. A heritage site and a great location for popular events.

  • A landmark building from colonial era and beautiful architecture .. my 9th exhibition was organised here and I am glad to showcase my travels there in 2015

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