We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Address: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard | Pasay City, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: (632) 832-1125
Website
Improve this listing
64%
Ranked #17 of 38 Activities in Manila
Type: Civic Centers, Ballets, Performances
Attraction details
Type: Civic Centers, Ballets, Performances
Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Hotels near Cultural Center of the Philippines

Write a Review

73 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    28
    17
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Shameful to call this the Cultural Center of the Philippines,,,, in the run down state that it is currently in,,, Period,,,,, We have been going there for more than Two years,, and Yes,, we asked if there would be Renovation.... NONE,,, Zero,, Zip ,, Nada! No need to complain of funding,,,, as over the course of time,, Nothing is getting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Las Pinas, Philippines
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Cultural Center of the Philippines premiere showcase of the arts in the Philippines. Founded in 1969, It has been producing and presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events form the Philippines and all over the world for more than forty years. With the Assets Development Program the CCP is poised to redevelop it sixty hectare... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
421 reviews 421 reviews
301 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
82 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manila, Philippines
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cebu City, Philippines
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manila, Philippines
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Cultural Center of the Philippines also viewed

 

Been to Cultural Center of the Philippines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cultural Center of the Philippines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?