Metro Manila · Theaters
There are not a lot of theatres in the Megacity, but those are worth visiting. It is especially prudent to keep tabs of what is showing in the Cultural Centre of the Philippines as it is the main destination for performing arts. There might also be plays in other places (such as the Greenbelt Malls on the Cinema Stage) from time to time. So it is good to keep eyes and ears open to be one of the first to know what is going to hit the Megacity next.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is a well-known source of culture and art. It is proud to host some of the most astonishing and beautiful stage performances in the country e.g. the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Phantom of the Opera.
If you love musicals, you should keep an eye on the program of the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, a theater inside the RCBC Plaza in Makati.
'Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is an organization of creative and critical artist-teacher-cultural workers committed to artistic excellence and a people’s culture that fosters both personal fulfillment and social transformation' (from the website).
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, this theatre is proud to host international plays and stage performances. The stage play shown changes every couple of weeks leaving enough excitement to go there over and over again!
Aliw Theater is an entertainment venue near amusement park Star City. It is located right beside the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Ichill Theater Cafe is among the most happening places in this side of the metro. Dubbed as Sampaloc’s favorite coffee shop, iChill Theater Café also doubles as an underground theater. They do things differently at iChill Theater Café giving the establishment's patrons a unique experience. If you perform on stage, you get freebies such as a cupcake or a free massage.
The Theater, Solaire Resort & Casino's theater, is a brand new entertainment venue in the Megacity. It is equipped with advanced acoustics systems.
The National Theater opened its doors to the public in the year 1969. Today, it still serves as one of the most important theaters in the metro.