Uganda National Cultural Centre

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The Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) is a Ugandan statutory body that was established by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965). Officially inaugurated on 2 December 1959, it is charged with:

  • providing and establishing theatres and cultural centres in the country.
  • encouraging and developing cultural and artistic activities.
  • providing a home to societies, groups and organisations that deal in art,culture and entertainment.

Facilities[edit]

The Centre has two main components: the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery, both of which are located in central Kampala. The National Theatre provides a venue for stage performances of different kinds, and also serves as a cinema; the Nommo Gallery features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists. The Centre also offers a snack bar, which claims to offer the "best African dishes served with best spices and ambience", and the Craft Village, where locally made handicrafts are sold.

Management[edit]

Oversight of the UNCC is the responsibility of an eight-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development. The Board then appoints a management team and hires other employees.

External links[edit]

Phone: +256 (0) 41 425 4567 Homepage: http://ugandanationalculturalcentre.org/

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