The National Theatre
The National Theatre
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teamYaahBaby
St. Andrews, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
It is a nice place on a sunday afternoon when the national symphony puts on thier monthly shows. The shows are free and sundays are the best days to go out in Accra.
Written March 24, 2014
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Richard P
Woking, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We happened to chance upon a performance of Alkebulan's Awakening - a performance of dancing with dances from different parts of Africa.

The performance was a wonderful visual spectacle, showing the experience of pre colonial Africa, the coming of colonial powers, slave trade, slavery n the US, post slavery abuse of black people in the US and then an African awakening. The dancing was energetic, subtle and moving with a combination of African and western music. It was 8 months in preparation and a tremendous experience.

But we stumbled on it totally by accident. The hotel knew nothing about it (and the hotel is across the road). The performance deserved to be publicised so much better.

The actual theatre is well appointed with comfortable seats. It is a little shabby in places but considerably better than many other buildings in Accra.

It is a little disconcerting to buy tickets from a man who simply walks up to you on the theatre steps with no ID or anything else to demonstrate that he is actually selling genuine tickets. He was. But this should be somewhat more professional.

The management needs to think more about how to give these good performances the publicity and theatre environment they deserve.
Written September 25, 2017
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Wandering Canadian
Ottawa, ON192 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015
I've been to two events at the theatre and while they were great, the lack of theatre etiquette can be annoying. Be prepared for talking and regular use of cell phones during any and all performances.
Written October 4, 2015
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rhw23
73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We lived in Accra for a year and a half. We noticed the unique architecture of the National Theater soon after we arrived and anticipated that there would be some sort of events we would enjoy. We were wrong. We stopped in and spoke with the people who scheduled events. There was virtually nothing going on, ever. As Accra continues to grow more cosmopolitan I anticipate someone will put the Theater to good use but that had not happened as of the time we left in November, 2015.
Written June 13, 2016
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Angelawotzername
Northwich, UK172 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
We popped into the NT building as it's impressive architecture we assumed the interior would also be impressive. It's really a mothballed theatre space and wasn't really open. I suspect security staff are allowing opportune tours which you pay for but get very little information or guide. We went into the auditorium ascending the stairs, the ground floor doors where locked. There are some amazing sculptures outside and within the building but little explanation of them. The theatre space is very tired and generally dusty it felt uncared for. There where posters for recent shows but am not convinced it open often which is a shame. This building could be a gem if African theatre was performed here or African choirs, music and dance rather than western high arts. There's clearly a lack of investment in staff and maintenance from the government. Never the less I was glad we looked in.
Written May 7, 2019
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Sylvestre A
Accra, Ghana683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
I have been there quite a lot of times for a several shows. It is nice, well decorated and properly air conditioned. The lightening is supreme and very powerful with projectors. The interior decoration is normal and the seats are quite comfortable. the Architecture is one of a kind but as time goes on it's loosing prestige due to maintenance...
Written September 16, 2014
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Sam Bediako-Asante
Accra, Ghana116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
This is a great place to be for all sorts of entertainment while you are in Ghana. The place has a resident theatre group engaged in various types of concerts.
This place has a beautiful Chinese architecture in the city of Accra, Ghana's capital. It is a place for meetings and weekend entertainment with a resident theatre group. Variety of food(both traditional and international) is also available for visitors, If you are in Ghana and haven't visited this place then, you are missing greatly.
Written September 11, 2013
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Prince J
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
Was at the Nationa Theatre, Accra, Ghana for the TED Accra 2015 event. I took an opportunity to go view the national Fontomfrom drum on display at the edifice. So breathtaking and full of history. the history of Ghana's musicology and folklore.
Written January 17, 2016
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Donald E
9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Another venue with a huge potential that is seldom used.
Does not seem to be utilised to its full potential as everytime you visit it seems there are more building maintenance workers and very few listings.
Will be good to see it back to its best.
Written September 27, 2015
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Outandabout
Toulouse, France174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
I have been there a couple of times to see various performances. I must say that there is something about the atmosphere of theatres. So I always feel excited to go to any kinds of theatres. However, that one could do way better. Everything seems oldish.
That place would seriously needs to be redecorated and refurbished.
It also gets very hot at the back, in the middle row. They should probably do something about cooling the place properly. The sound is quite good ( I am not an expert).
The outside setting is very beautiful but again could be better exploited..
The parking lot seems safe, we never had any issue. We also felt safe inside the theatre.
We hardly see people wandering around apart from taxi drivers outside the premises. Don't walk home on your own though. Being careful is always better!
I dont think there is anything to visit in the theatre during the day. Unless....
However, you cannot live or visit Ghana and never take the opportunity to go and watch a performance there! If you like theatres magic like me, give it a try.
Written April 15, 2014
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