The National Theatre

Iganmu, Lagos Mainland

History of The National Theatre

The National Theatre was built in 1976as a focal point for the celebration of Nigerian art.and culture. It is notable as The National (Arts) Theatre is the core location for performing arts in Nigeria. It was completed in 1976, just in time for the FESTAC event of 1977. The building houses the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Nigerian Art.

Built by The Nigerian government in 1976.

Built in 1975 to promote Nigerian culture and arts, the National Theatre sits somberly, shaped like a military cap, awaiting those who would watch Nigeria's story, re-enacted on-stage, in the words and gesticulations and voices of its people.

Security/Safety

This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to The National Theatre, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • A camera - there are good sights to capture!
  • Best Features

    It is a very nostalgic point for me. My father used to bring me here as a kid, and this one time we got to the theatre, it was locked. My dad pleaded with the security guard to let my brother and me into the premises, and he did. And he showed us around. The view was awe-inspiring. Whenever I think of the theatre after that experienc, I think of family.

    Writer's Review

    It is a good place to go to to get in touch with Nigerian art and culture.

    Most common visitors

    Art aficionados, families, tourists, expatriates and dignitaries.

  • "National Theatre Today"- An old newspaper clipping from the 70's.
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    Iganmu, Lagos Mainland

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