Performing Arts in Guyana

Theater, dance, music… You name it. You can find it in Guyana. The National Cultural Center in Georgetown is the home of the performing arts in Guyana. While there are a variety of places to visit for your performance interests, there are two that stand out from the rest. The Cultural Center seats a little over 2,000 people and is unlike any other in the Caribbean. While the theater, itself, is in the style of a Victorian theater – complete with balcony seating – it has been well adorned with all of the necessities for a modern production (including a sound system and computerized lighting.) With spacious seating, abundant parking, and cool air conditioning make it one of the must see spots in Guyana.

What Sets the National Cultural Center Apart?

The National Cultural Center was established in the 50s and has been going strong ever since. When you’re booking your cheap flight to Guyana, keep in mind that the National Cultural Center offers plays, concerts, and dance recitals, so you will definitely have plenty of options for entertainment in Guyana. The work at both the state and national level to provide a variety of cultural programs. In addition to dramatic and musical performances, the National Cultural Center works at the business level providing a venue for conferences and seminars. What sets them apart is that they also host a variety of programs to help prepare youth for the world of drama both in front of and behind the scenes.

The Theater Guild of Guyana

Not into the mainstream organizations? A similar, not for profit organization called the Guyana Theatre Guild offers poetry readings and plays at the Kingston Playhouse. In addition, they too offer a variety of youth programs for up and coming actors. The goal of the Theater Guild of Guyana is specifically to help desiring actors in Guyana to hone their skills. The program is volunteer based in order to provide an opportunity for all aspiring actors, directors, and playwrights an opportunity to better themselves. While the organization has been around since the ‘60s, it wasn’t until 2007 that the Theater Guild of Guyana grew in popularity. The playhouse where the Theater Guild performs was restored thanks to a plethora of donations. The patrons who donated were determined to keep the programs open for all youth.

 

No matter what your entertainment needs, Guyana aims to please. Whether you are drawn by the allure of the Victorian style theater of the National Cultural Center, or the not for profit ideals of the Theater Guild of Guyana, there is always a performance going on to meet your needs. For a unique theatrical or cultural experience, head to TravelSpan.com to book your non-stop flight to Guyana. Be sure to check back for more information about upcoming events and things to do in Guyana.

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