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.

Tibetan Insititute of Performing Arts

P.O. Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
91–1892-221478
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 42 Attractions in Dharamsala
Type: Educational Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
Write a Review

12 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    5
    4
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Mumbai
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

nice little museum of tibetan folk art, though a bit small its wonderful to listen to the opera singers rehearsing, if you are lucky enough

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Caught the concert to support "Kicking Boundaries" here and it was so well put together. For a venue, it can't be beat. Not sure what goes on here otherwise, but if you are looking to throw a special event, this is the best one in the area. Lots of monkeys kicking around, cool architecture and a little shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I got a chance to see performances at the TIPA. The performances were awesome and shows a great culture of great people from a great land.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gurgaon
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place has a small museum displaying mannequins of different professions / roles of the Tibetan social structure...masks brought in by refugees while fleeing Tibet. Worth a look. Be careful about violent youths particularly angry with Indians.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bovina Center, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I attended a birthday celebration here for the Karmapa and was brought to tears at the beauty of the dancing, the costumes and the singing. Thank you for preserving such an amazing cultural heritage!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Delhi, India
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Reflect true picture of it the cultural art & colorful performance. Its a good medium to encourage youth towards rich cultural arts.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bir, India
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

TIPA is the best place to see traditional Tibetan performing arts, such as the "lhamo" (Tibetan opera) and folk music performances. Even when there's no performance happening, it can still be worth a stroll up the hill just to appreciate the views and wander through the forest with the monkeys. See website at http://www.tibetanarts.org/

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
64 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

There were no performances when we went in May. And couldn't even visit the museum as it was closed on a Sunday. It's on the road to Dharamkot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Warnborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We went into the Institute and were welcomed very warmly. The Administrator arranged a tour for us even though we had not booked and conducted most of it personally. This included the doll museum (just as good as Norbulingka), student rehearsals, workshops, art studios and other areas. This was a really special part of our stay in Dharamsala. The Institute... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
delhi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

The toughest place to get around by road... one road.. tooo narrow no traffic management specially on days of shows... you may waste hours to cover two km from Mcleodganj ... plan in advance..walk to the place is better..

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tibetan Insititute of Performing Arts also viewed

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
 
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
 

Been to Tibetan Insititute of Performing Arts? 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