Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

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  • 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

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex - Review

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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  • 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
  • Time required to visit Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

  • 83.38% 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

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Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, Shimla Reviews

  • Beautiful surroundings .No vehicular traffic. Building recently renovated. Safe place to visit.

  • It is a nice theatre built in the British era It has a unique feature that no mics are used in this theatre as the acoustics are so powerful that you can hear all the dialogues till the end. The caretaker is a nice guy he will explain to you the history of the theatre and it's importance. There is a nominal entry fee for both foreigners and Indians to enter, bit is it totally worth..

  • Heritage building and classic neo gothic architecture. Restored beautifully and guided tour is must to do. It is an absolute gem.

  • It's a old Gothic style of building built in the year of 1887. The building includes a Old Gothic theater, Multi purpose hall, A tavern hall for exhibitions and maphi Theater for outdoors cultural events.. At present this Complex is under Language, Art & Culture department , Government Himachal Pradesh.. its a Main attraction of the city.

  • Nice place to spend some time with your family and friends in the lap of nature. Nature here plays a sweet game here.

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