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Address: iganmu, Apapa Road, Lagos, Nigeria

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Iconic Landmark in Lagos State

This Landmark is embodied with so much history, being the first place Nigeria celebrated the biggest Tourism event, Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977 (FESTAC77). Built by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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ikeja
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This Landmark is embodied with so much history, being the first place Nigeria celebrated the biggest Tourism event, Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977 (FESTAC77). Built by a Bulgarian company and today its still use for a lot of cultural activities and events.

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Lagos State, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was happy to see that stage plays are coming back and people are embracing the idea. It will be nice to make the National Theater environment more attrative to encourage turm out for activities held at that venue

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

i was there watching the Musical Concert the atmosphere is great enough car park for everyone and its free also European dishes for breakfast/Lunch /Dinner ..Adequate security Personal for every one in the Theater and very clean and spacious Bathroom for ladies and Gentlemen .it must see

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

it is one place a like going. it creates a warm welcome for people who history, culture and arts. I hope the management of the theatre would work on retouching some fading wall paints at the exterior.

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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Everything that should make a place great fun is there. The movie theatre, arts theatre, artifacts, spaces for restaurants and eateries etc etc. But corruption reigns supreme and the place is run down by the government people handling things. My heart bled when I discovered the National Arts Theatre - what corruption can destroy.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is one of the landmarks in Lagos State, a very prominent structure in the heart of the city. Well maintained but is neglected by people. also has cultural museum near by.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The National Theatre is one of Africa's greatest Landmarks rumored to be built like a General Ibrahim Babaginda's Hat. It is supposed to host plays, musical shows and cultural events, unfortunately, it is a relic, it has been neglected and the MUSON Centre now play's the roles the National Theatre ought to play. To me, it is more like an... More 

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Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is one of Africa's best cultural and entertainment masterpieces. The space and the idea behind the construction is amazing. But equally amazing is the level of neglect this edifice has been subjected to. Stinking corruption and mindless selfishness of those under whose care the facility is left is confounding. It just takes one purposeful leader with integrity to restore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is a place for entertainment. It is well design to accommodate different forms of entertainment. Many school groups, cultural troops, dance groups etc come here for entertainment and presentation for international visitors ensure you have a guide and stick to your tour schedule and group so that you do not get missing. Many years ago(1978) as a student of... More 

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Address: Address: iganmu, Apapa Road, Lagos, Nigeria
Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Lagos State  >  Lagos

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