National Theatre of Ghana

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The National Theatre of Ghana
General information
Status Complete
Type Theatre
Town or city Accra
Country Ghana
Construction started 8th March 1990
Completed 16th December 1992
Opened 30th December 1992
Client Ghana National Commission of Culture
Design and construction
Architect Taining Cheng and Xianghan Ye

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.[1]

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.[2]

The building houses the three resident companies of the National Dance Company, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the National Theatre Players.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ National Theatre of Ghana.
  3. ^ National Theatre of Ghana.

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Coordinates: 05°33′13.25″N -0°12′2.15″E / 5.5536806°N 0.2005972°E / 5.5536806; 0.2005972