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

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.

Thank thedaphneholmes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The highlight of Shimla - an excellent guide who could not have been more helpful and informative - he brought the place to life.

Thank alychris
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I visited Gaiety theater with my family. Our holiday travel desk agent had specifically told us that the old Gaiety theater is where plays still take place without the use of a mic. I was insultated my the treatment met to my family and I....More

Thank Maitreyee V
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The guide is really knowledgeable and will give you a tour even if you're in a group of 2. You have to pay extra for clicking pictures and some special shows are held here too.

Thank rajat101
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Had seen this theatre on TV presented by Michael Palin. Great to visit and our guide was so enthusiastic it was as if he was performing on stage himself. Also enjoyed walking through the Mall to reach this attraction.

Thank thesmiths35
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A very good place to see. If you want to enjoy the uninterrupted view of this monument, give a visit early morning when the mall road is all empty. You may need to visit twice - one early morning if you wish and one late...More

1  Thank Osden F
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Gaiety Heritage cultural complex is an important and lovely piece of historic significance. The theater was built originally in the old Gothic style in 1887. Later in 2005 it was restored. The place is also significant because Rudyard Kipling performed here. They dont allow to...More

1  Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We particularly enjoyed getting on stage and performing - there was noone else in the theatre when we were there! Sadly no official performances were on that week either but if you are going I would definitely look at booking whatever there is being staged...More

1  Thank Hayley O
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