National Arts Center

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National Arts Center
Tanghalang Maria Makiling.JPG
Address Los Baños, Laguna
Operator Philippine High School for the Arts
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Capacity 1,000
Opened 1976; 42 years ago (1976)

The National Arts Center is a building complex situated in Mount Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna, the Philippines. The establishment was inaugurated in 1976. Its theater is the Tanghalang Maria Makiling or the NAC Center which has an audience capacity of 1,000 people.[1]

The complex occupies a total area of 13.5 hectares (33 acres) at the Makiling Forest Reservation. Most of its facilities are operated by the Philippine High School for the Arts except the Pugad Adarna which is run by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.[1]

Venues aside from the theater include the Pugad Aliguyon or the Marvilla Cottages, the Pugad Adarna or Executive House, a two-storey clubhouse called the Bulwagang Sarimanok, and the St. Marc's Chapel.[1] The chapel's cross was designed by Leandro Locsin and features an outline of a crucified Jesus Christ.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Other Venues - National Arts Center". Cultural Center of the Philippines. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Bautista, Joseph (3 October 2016). "Pop Mountain". The Manila Times. Retrieved 31 January 2017.