Cultural Center of the Philippines
The Philippines enjoys a diverse and vibrant culture which is apparent in such creative fields as art, music, dance and theatre. Created in order to preserve these traditions, the Cultural Center of the Philippines encourages local artists and fosters their talents, while at the same time giving visitors a chance to enjoy performances traditional and modern alike.
Opened in 1969, the Cultural Center of the Philippines or CCP began by hosting the musical Dularawan and has since then showcased an eclectic range of local and international performances.
Dance, music, theatre and more
Ballet Philippines and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company are among the dance companies one will find here. Tanghalang Pilipino represents the field of theatre, while the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the musical groups that reside in CCP.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines also showcases work in the fields of visual arts and literature as well as more modern mass media and seeks to encourage young artists through seminars, workshops and competitions.
Galleries and a museum
Within this expansive center one will find several venues that host the many performances that take place each year. With a seating capacity for 1,823 people, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo is the CCP's main theatre, while it also has several galleries and its own museum with a variety of exhibits.
Ideal for both business and leisure travellers, The Heritage Hotel Manila is conveniently located only around 1.25 miles (2km) from the Cultural Center of the Philippines.