National Theatre of Ghana
|The National Theatre of Ghana|
|Town or city||Accra|
|Construction started||8 March 1990|
|Completed||16 December 1992|
|Opened||30 December 1992|
|Client||Ghana National Commission of Culture|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Cheng Taining and Ye Xianghan|
The National Theatre, opened in 1992 and located in the Victoriaborg district of Accra, Ghana, was built by the Chinese and offered as a gift to Ghana. The theatre is governed by the National Theatre Law 1991, PNDC Law 259.
It has a building area of 11,896 square metres (128,050 square feet) and is sited near the junction of the Independence Avenue and Liberia Road. The building has a complicated construction moulding and novel exterior features. When looked at from a distance, the whole structure looks like a gigantic ship or a seagull spreading its wings.
The building houses the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.