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Cultural Center of the Philippines

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard | Pasay City, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
(632) 832-1125
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Ranked #21 of 80 attractions in Manila
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ballets, Civic Centers
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Manila, Philippines
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 Interior design looks outdated.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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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Malabon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

CCP is my favorite place to watch a play. It is comfortably located right there along Roxas Blvd and with easy access to public transportation. Around it is the big parking space to accomodate its patron. A great place indeed to watch and enjoy a stage play.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Like many middle-aged characters, the CCP could use a good face lift. Has needed one for many years, actually. Built in the 1970s (rushed to completion by Imelda Marcos at the expense of worker safety and lives, so the stories go), it seems the place has lacked maintenance ever since. Pity, because it has the potential to be quite spectacular.... More

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Makati, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

That is Correct... this Cultural Center,, that has Many good venues,, Plays, Symphony, and Ballet,,, has a bad Musty odder,,, due to the torn,, and raggedy Rugs on all floors.. In 2012,, I thought they would surely fix this problem by 2013,, but, no,, there has been No update,,, and this is Very sad,,,,, as the People of Manila ,... More

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Taguig City, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

There are so many worthy performances at CCP in Manila,,,,, it is difficult to imagine the torn, dirty rugs on all four floors! This is a Center for the ARTS... and the smell of dirty torn carpets is Musty,,,so maybe the filters on the Air Condition could be Changed also,,,, A much better Review can be written provided this Center... More

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Sherwood Park
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a nice place overall with good auditoriums, open entrance areas and good access / parking from downtown Manila. I kinda liked the slightly "Soviet Era" feel to the place with its heavy concrete construction and spartan interior, and they didn't seem to mind me hanging around to take pictures either! If you're there just to visit, there not... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I've always enjoyed watching plays and musicals here. it has always been a world class feeling and experience, the very talented people never failed to amaze us ad my entire family when we watch the ballerinas and the actors from time to time.

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