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| The Mall, Shimla 171001, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited an art exhibition conducted here. It was beautiful. Right on the mall road. Classic. A must visit for an art lover.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarmad Hussain P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovelly Victorian relic. Excellent guide. He is very dedicated to the theatre. Took can easilly imagin being back in the glory days of the Raj. Definattly recomended for a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's like going back in time when you go in this theatre. You get the impression that nothing much has changed since it was built in Victorian times. It is such a lovely building, both inside and outside. Well worth a quick visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in heart of shimla. The theater is so old and one of the theater of old time in India.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CNJ97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you have to visit this place while in Shimla. An amazingly theater in the centre of Shimla. Rudyard Kipling played here among others.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 548michaelc
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

As one of the few heritage buildings you can actually visit this theatre should not be missed. It is an absolute treasure and let's hope it soon gets recognition from UNESCO. The guide could not have been better informed or more interesting and made us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheBeckhams421
Reviewed 8 November 2018

the experience was pretty good. We had watched film festival there . This theatre is the one of the remaining 7th property in whole world and only one in Aisa. Please visit and watch a show there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CynosureS
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A beautifully preserved little theatre built on the same lines as similar ones in England, e.g. in Douglas, Isle of Man . The guide gave us a history of the theatre and names of the many famous actors who had performed there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thedaphneholmes
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A small theatre hall with some beautiful paintings and pictures of plays performed. Can go if you have about half an hour to spare. Can miss if you are on a tight schedule.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CANamrataD
Reviewed 27 August 2018

One of the few still in use around the world. Excellent condition seating about 350 with regular weekly performances.

Date of experience: August 2018
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