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“A must visit place, to know the history behind it.”

Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
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Himalayan Historical Guided Day Tour in Shimla
Ranked #3 of 88 things to do in Shimla
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This theatre was built in 1887 and was in ruins and was restored in 2005 to its full glory. There are plays that happen at this place from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. They do not use microphones even today when the plays happen, as the acoustics of the hall are perfect. The person in charge gave us very good information on the history of the place. Do visit!

Thank ShubhaKartiniH
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"michael palin"
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"rudyard kipling"
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"photo gallery"
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"restored to its former glory"
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"victorian theatre"
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"gothic architecture"
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"cultural activities"
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"piece of history"
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"colonial times"
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"british era"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A must see in Shimla - full of fascinating old photographs from the days of the Raj. The excellent Manager gives regular short, amusing talks, and explains some of the details of this tiny historic theatre.

Thank reevejo
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Opened in 1887 and designed on the lines of a Victorian London theatre, it is still active in producing plays. For a few Rupees you can tour the theatre, where Rudyard Kipling performed his works. You need about 20 minutes to see this attraction, which is closed for lunch between 1.30 and 2.00 pm.

Thank mikesierra
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very good explanation from the resident guide who gave a good insight into the history of the theatre and who had been involved over the years - very interesting. Michael Palin and Rudyard Kipling have performed here!

Thank Woody56
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Nice renovation if a bit bodgy in places. We especially enjoyed the photos of Shimla past. Worth a visit

Thank Antonyh1952
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