Adding to the charm of the ‘Queen of Hills’ is the highly popular Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, one of the top tourist attractions in Shimla. Located right in the middle of the bustling Mall Road which is the most popular tourist spot in Shmla, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex is a Gothic Victorian style theatre designed by renowned architect Henry Irwin which also happens to be the oldest cultural complexes in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Over the decades, the complex has been subjected to renovation at different stages. This culminated in the partial demolition of the original structure, but the Gaiety theatre remained untouched. Once inside the heritage complex, visitors are likely to come across various sections such as Art Gallery, Multipurpose theatre, Ampitheatre, City Museum and Conference Hall.
Drawing a lot of interest is the Victorian Theatre, where greats like K.L Sehgal, Rudyard Kipling and Prithvi Raj Kapoor have performed. Owing to such a legacy of this theatre, the Gaeity Heritage Cultural Complex is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla. Visiting hours start from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening.