National Theatre (Accra, Ghana)
National Theatre of Ghana, Accra - National Theater Ghana
The NATIONAL THEATRE of Ghana, Accra
Visiting Accra, Ghana? Visit the National Theatre of Ghana - The National Theatre of Ghana is jointly built by the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Ghana.
The National Theatre is a beautiful edifice.
It has a building area of 11,896 square metres and is located right in the heart of Accra, near the junction of the Independence Avenue and the Liberia Road.
The National Theatre was officially inaugurated on December 30, 1992.
The Theatre was born out of a technical co-operation Agreement signed on September 18, 1985 in Beijing between the Governments of the Republic of Ghana and the People\'s Republic of China. The latter Government provided the funding for the construction of the National Theatre building, which was completed on December 20, 1992.
The National Theatre of Ghana, houses three resident companies; namely:
The Theatre is an ideal place to hold events like Conferences, Seminars, Awards night, Workshops, Artistic Presentations, Receptions, General Meetings, and Parties etc. With an uninterrupted supply of electricity, the National Theatre is your choice for any event.
The National Theatre is a Semi -commercial and Multifunctional Institution, professionally equipped to meet world standards with unique and viable customer-oriented programming in the contemporary and traditional Arts. At the National Theatre, it is world class all the way. .
Sankofa statue unveiled at National Theatre
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has unveiled a statue at the National Theatre which underscores the need to reflect on the past to promote national development.
The statue is in the form of the Sankofa emblem, which is one of the traditional Adinkra symbols and is represented culturally by a bird that has its head turned backwards and taking an egg off its back.
It symbolises taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make progress through the benevolent use of knowledge.
The statue was donated by Values for Life, a non- governmental organisation (NGO).
Unveiling the Sankofa statue in Accra last Tuesday, a Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, encouraged the youth to be proud of the Ghanaian culture and heritage and to learn from past experiences to help in the development of the country.
“Our culture is our legacy. Cultural activities form part of major contributions towards national development, job creation and social cohesion,” she said.
She indicated that the ministry had engaged key players in its activities towards ensuring a vivacious culture and creative arts in the tourism sector, saying the “initiative is aimed at promoting our arts and crafts through support for the visual artists with bazaars to showcase Ghanaian crafts.”
She stated that it was prudent for Ghanaians to regard the statue as an important symbol.
“It is expected that this art piece becomes as attractive as those monuments and statues outside Ghana,” she said. She added her voice to the call on Ghanaians to patronise made-in-Ghana products so as to enhance the development of the country. “Let us patronise what is ours on a daily basis and we will together develop our country,” she added.
In a speech read on her behalf, a Board Member of Values for Life, Nana Adwoa Awindor, indicated that the essence of the statue was to inspire the youth, tourists and individuals to seek knowledge from the past to ride on into the future.
She added that the organisation had embarked on a series of workshops and competitions among educational institutions in the Greater Accra and the Volta regions aimed at bringing to life the interest and appreciation of the Ghanaian culture and heritage.
“It is our firm belief that such multi-faceted and interactive programmes would sufficiently develop the youth to be more productive, artistic, assertive and responsive to current exigencies,” she stated. Source: Daily Graphic / 18.06.2015