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MANILA THEATER - THEATER'S IN MANILA PHILIPPINES

Manila TheaterManila Theater - The Philippines has a rich history in theater, ranging from romantic musicals to heroic epics. Most theaters stage local plays or localized versions of foreign plays. Manila has several theaters that house the country's finest performance artists. Even the small, independent productions are impressive, and tourists are encouraged to view at least one show to make the most out of their Manila experience.

Cultural Center of the Philippines
CCP Complex
Tel: 832-1125
The CCP is the venue for performances of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, and of most gala performances, although it also has a small theater for smaller productions.

Folk Arts Theater
CCP Complex
Tel: 833-3640
Favorite venue for pop/rock concerts and musical variety shows. Several international artists have come to perform here.

Manila Metropolitan Theater
Liwasang Bonifacio
Tel: 48-4721
The "grand dame" of Manila's theaters; art deco architecture reminiscent of 1920-30s; favorite venue for revivals of old forms of Philippine theater and all-time favorite musicals.

Paco Park
Paco, Manila
Al fresco setting for classical musical programs taped for TV and occasional poetry readings on Friday evenings.

Rajah Sulayman Theater
Fort Santiago, Manila
Tel: 49-6569
Historical setting for contemporary plays staged by PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association)

Shaw Theater
EDSA Plaza
Home of Repertory Philippines, the Filipino theater group which produces contemporary Western plays and trains world-class performers like Lea Salonga and Monique Wilson.

F. Santiago Hall
PCIB I Paseo de Roxas,
Makati City
Tel: 817-1021
Home of the Manila Chamber Orchestra, 20 dynamic young musicians play popular classical music in July-January season.