National Arts Theatre

TravelNigeria: My Experience at the National Arts Theatre by Adenike

The National Arts Theatre located in Iganmu Area (mainland) of Lagos, Nigeria is the center for performing arts in the country. The building houses two modern  cinema halls, a restaurant, bar and also has a functional auditorium that seats around 3,000 people.

During the Christmas Holidays, my Aunt and I explored this national monument. I was under the impression that the structure was ruined since much has not been heard about it lately, but to my  amazement, this edifice was recently refurbished and offers a lot more.

People usually find the Iganmu area a bit sketchy, especially after dark but contrary to this perception, the place was actually filled with groups of families having a picnic on the lawn, horse riding and engaging in other recreational activities. I felt safe.

We paid NGN1,000 for a ticket to watch ITAN, an interesting stage play involving both dance and music. Tickets to the same play cost NGN5,000 at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

We didn’t just get a good bargain, we also got a chance to appreciate this national masterpiece and it was a beautiful experience.

Are you planning a visit to Lagos, Nigeria? Make sure you see a play at the National Arts Theatre.


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