National Theatre’s eye in its full aesthetic
The National theatre debuts as the picture of the week.
This magnificent edifice that has the form and shape of a military cap was fashioned after the palace of culture and sports in Varna, Bulgaria, and it was built in 1976 under the military government of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
The theatre was a lay down project for the Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977, and its main aim is to preserve and promote arts and culture in Nigeria.
The exterior of this building has a 5,000 seater main hall, a collapsible stage and two capacity cinema halls. There is also and art gallery.
National theatre is a tourist destination, and it is imperative for a tourist to come along with a camera. Definitely, lots of shots will be begging to be taken.
For many years, the National theatre has been abandoned with roaches and rats roaming around.
And it was just recently that efforts to regain the pride of this national complex by the Federal government have come in form of a concession, but such move has not been wheeled to effect.
Note: the featured image was shot by Kola Onifoto.
Business and Lifestyle Editor at Wheel NG