Metro Manila · Cultural Center of the Philippines

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Craving for Culture? The Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) is home to the nation's artistic and cultural performances and exhibitions. It is often the venue for musical performances, plays, painting exhibitions, and film showings. 

General Information

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, constructed on reclaimed land, is an addition to a number of buildings built by the Marcos Regime in the 1960s. 

The CCP is home to four resident dance companies (Ballet Philippines, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, and the Philippine Ballet Theatre), one theatre company (Tanghalang Pilipino), and four music companies (the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation, and the Philippine Madrigal Singers). The concept of the CCP is to promote not only performing arts but literary and visual arts as well. Today, the CCP still hosts numerous anthologies, exhibits and symposia for aspiring artists.
If you would like a tour around the CCP, the place offers a guided tour. For an educational tour, one would have to pay 100 pesos each but you would have to go with a minimum group of 30 participants. For technical tours, a minimum of 10 participants is required and each person has to pay 300 pesos for adults, and 150 pesos for students. The prices listed on this article are valid as of August 2015 and can be seen in this link.  The place also offers a museum tour. The one-hour tour showcases Filipino artistic traditions and costs 50 pesos for adults, 32 pesos for senior citizens, and 25 pesos for students. You can also opt for an unguided tour of the museum. This costs 30 pesos for adults and 20 pesos for students. 

Location And How To Get There

The CCP is located at the Pasay end of the Roxas Boulevard Hotspot. The best way to get there is by cab or car. If you are coming from the business district and you don't avoid the rush hour, however, you should be prepared to end up in a traffic jam.

Website: culturalcenter.gov.ph

Tel.: (63) 2 832 1125

Guide For Megacitizens

Even though the CCP website is quite appealing, it still lacks a lot of information. It suffices to get a general overview over what is currently showing. The best way to get more useful information is to call their landline as their Social Media accounts also not seem to provide as much information as you would like to get before going there.