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The Complex Today (Facilities)

Ground Floor –

  • The Gaiety Theatre – This is the historic Victorian theatre that has been authentically restored and has a seating capacity of 318. The only change is the addition of contemporary stage-lights with dimmers. 
  • The Tavern – The hall once used by Freemasons, this will house the city museum.
  • A Police Reporting Room is part of this level and opens to the Mall.

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First Floor –

  • Art Gallery – Housed in the former Drawing Room, this displays contemporary art and artefacts and is managed by the Lalit Kala Academy.
  • Conference Hall – Equipped with digital wireless systems, this has a table-seating for 24 or theatre-style seating for 46 delegates.
  • This floor also has the Rehearsal Areas, Make-up and Dressing Rooms, Foyer, Exhibition Rooms and the Upper Sections of the Stage.  

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Second Floor –

  • Multi-purpose Hall – This is placed where the ball room once stood till it was demolished in the early twentieth century and galvanised iron sheets placed over its sprung floor of Burma teak. A magnificent Gothic-revival space placed over the original floorboards, this hall has been equipped with state of art equipment for lighting, sound and projection. The acoustics have been controlled through reflective surfaces and dampers.
  • Amphitheatre – Adjoining the hall, this is an open-air amphitheatre at level with the Ridge. This can seat over 100 and there is additional standing room.   
  • Premises of the ADC – The club-rooms of the Amateur Dramatic Club are also at this level. This is a Members’ area.  

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Mailing Address:mail@gaiety.in Department of Art & Culture, Kusumpti Shimla-171009