Work on the National Theatre began on 8th March 1990.
Work on the Drama Studio, however, began on the 25th of June, 1990. Construction of the Drama Studio was completed on the 20th of February, 1991 and handed over to the University Authorities on 14th March, 1991.
The National Theatre was however completed on 16th December 1992, commissioned and handed over on 30th December 1992.
Operations started with a performance by the three Resident Groups, namely Abibigromma, Dance Ensemble and the National Symphony Orchestra. This was followed by a performance by a Chinese Cultural Troupe. The National Theatre was to spearhead the Theatre movement in Ghana and also provide the needed multi-functional venue for concerts, dance, drama and musical performances, screen plays, exhibitions and special events.