Special Cover – Gaiety Theatre Complex Shimla Entering 125th Year
The Gaiety Theatre, which is a reproduction of an old British theatre, is a center of cultural activities..Situated on The Mall in Shimla in India, the Gaiety Theatre opened on the 30th May, 1887. The year was notable for the Jubilee Year of Queen Victoria. Renowned film personalities like K.L. Saigal, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendall, Raj Babbar, Anupam Kher, Manohar Singh, Nasseerudin Shah, regularly performed on the stage of this famous theatre. Some of the best plays of London were staged here. At present, this Gaiety Theatre is recognized as social club. Various colleges and schools organize their stage shows here.
The neo- Gothic structure of the Gaiety Theatre is built in the style of the prize winning design of Bijou theatre and it is also notable for its quality sound system. The architect, Henry Irwin, designed the building.
Date Of Issue:-06.06.2011.
Contributed By:- P.L.Dhoomal, Shimla