The Kenya Cultural Center was founded in 1952. It is a semi autonomous government agency under the Ministry of Sports and Heritage in Kenya.
+254 20 313171
P.O. Box 43031 Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
Development and Promotion of:
• The performance of music, drama and dance
• Exhibition of works of art and crafts
• Discussions on matters of literary, historical, scientific or education interest or importance
A world-class national center for cultural reference, expression and industry
To establish the Kenya Cultural Centre as the national centre for the safeguarding, promotion and development of culture.
Operation and service delivery via(G.U.I.D.E.):
• Good Governance, including professionalism
• Uprightness, including transparency and accountability
The Kenya National Theater which is at the Kenya Cultural Centre was re-launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on September 4th 2015 after being renovated to a state of the art facility.
In-built excellent facilities comprise a 345-seater modern auditorium (Stalls 278; Balcony 67 seats), a 9 by 10 meters’ proscenium performance Stage, 4 fully equipped performers' backstage Changing Rooms with a Wardrobe Room, a Modern Kitted Dance Studio, 3 Rehearsal Spaces, 2 Seminar/Discussion Rooms, Double Freshen-Up Shower Rooms and 2 Kitchenettes.
A redesigned Bar and Restaurant facilities inclusive of 2 Extended Side Balconies covers the first floor landing next to the upstairs VIP auditorium sitting enclave.
"The Shrine" is further fitted with modern Lighting and Sound equipment capable of meeting creative expectations of diverse technical design imperatives for various genres of live Stage presentations.
The refurbished Theatre which now has a sitting capacity of 345 persons was furnished with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment’s matching standards of modern theatres worldwide.
Some of these facilities that got complete redesign and installation include: Theatre frontal Entry Lounge, Auditorium, Seats, Sound Equipment, Lighting System, Performance Stage Rigging, Air Conditioning, Rehearsal Green Rooms, Dressing Rooms and Toilet amenities.