Thailand Cultural Centre

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Thailand Cultural Centre

The Thailand Cultural Centre (Thai; ศูนย์วัฒนธรรมแห่งประเทศไทย) is a performing arts venue in Bangkok, Thailand.

History[edit]

Built with a grant from Japan, the Thailand Cultural Centre opened on 9 October 1987 as part of celebrations for King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. [1]

Facilities[edit]

The venue consists of two auditoriums and one outdoor stage and is used for various live performances year round. The main hall is a 2,000-seat auditorium, and is used for stage presentations, concerts, and conferences. The small hall is a 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium, which is integrated with a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. The Social Education and Exhibition Building accommodates a cultural library and the Thai Life Permanent Exhibition. There is also a Japanese Pavilion and a Thai Pavilion.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

The centre is on Ratchadaphisek Road, close to the junction with Thiam Ruam Mit Road, in the Huai Khwang District.[2]

Metro station[edit]

The Bangkok Metro has a station called Thailand Cultural Centre. The station has been designed to be an interchange providing future connection with the Orange Line. The Orange Line is planned to run from Bang Kapi to Bang Bamru and cut perpendicularly with the Blue Line at Thailand Cultural Centre station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thailand Cultural Centre website (Thai)". Department of Cultural Promotion. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Thailand Cultural Centre". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°46′0″N 100°34′26″E / 13.76667°N 100.57389°E / 13.76667; 100.57389