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Cultural Center of the Philippines

Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard | Pasay City, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: (632) 832-1125
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Ranked #16 of 38 Activities in Manila
Type: Civic Centers, Ballets, Performances
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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416 reviews 416 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Cultural Center of the Philippines was built during the incumbency of President Ferdinand E. Marcos for the purpose of developing, preserving and promoting culture and arts in the country. I find the building's architectural design simple yet beautiful. The man behind this structure is no less than Philippine National Artist Leondro Locsin. I remember watching a number of local... More

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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

As I understand, this one of Imelda Marcos' projects. It certainly had it's day, yet that day is long gone (think 1980). Only a single window for box office sales and will call? Nevertheless, I didn't go to see the theater. We went to see the ABS/CBN Orchestra perform two hours of Disney classics. Who cares what the theater was... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went to see a musical play in CCP. Though the building looks old and outdated, the shows running from time to time and worth the ticket prices. Hope you'll be able to feature more Filipino produced musicals & plays

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Cebu City, Philippines
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I was surprised that the CCP has an extensive collection of Philippine art. There were a lot of displays from well-known painters like Manansala and Carlos Francisco, and even contemporary artists. I also loved their collection of musical instruments from different parts of Asia and the world.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I go there on sunday morning, the light is off, little stuff ,little visiter and not enough art to see. Much worse than i expect. Not attractive

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very interesting museum! The Philippines are made up of many cultural groups and this attraction explores them all in depth. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Manila!

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Watched the Australian touring production of Wicked on Feb 2014. The musical was very well staged and all actors gave their best performances. Regarding the theatre, it could do with some sprucing up and some cleaning but it still has that classy feeling of old.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is a premiere center of shows and culture, but it is in bad need of a makeover. Rugs are worn out. Walls are stained. Interior design looks outdated. It is indeed a historic icon of the Philippines and I hope the government or some private company makes an effort to renovate it.

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We attend concerts and theatre productions fairly regularly at the CCP main theatre and we always enjoy our evenings out at the theatre. The CCP is now over 40 years old and it is in desperate need of a makeover. It is an iconic building and is quite beautiful in its old-fashioned grey concrete sort of way. The thing that... More

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The first time I watched a show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines was when I was a mere elementary grader. It was a ballet show and being at an impressionable age from the province, I readily internalized the love for dance. Little did I know that somedayI would also dance many times at the CCP as a folk... More

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