UPDATED INFORMATION FOR THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF GHANA DURING THIS COVID PERIOD
Following the directives of His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Ghana to extend social public gatherings to 100 persons in order to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the management of the National Theatre is accordingly adhering to the directives.
Spaces are as such available for rental and productions with strict observation of the protocols. Clients who are interested in booking the National Theatre for various activities may contact the Front of House department on 0302908350/email: email@example.com
The National Theatre of Ghana and United States Embassy, Accra in a collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US will hold a four-day workshop from 30th May to 3rd June 2022 at the National Theatre of Ghana under the auspices of Next Level. Next Level is an international music and cultural exchange programme sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, USA. It is run in several countries around the world. The programme includes workshops and performances for recruited participants and highly qualified groups of American Hip Hop artistes. It aims at reaching divergent groups and facilitate sharing and collaboration between the American and beneficiary artistes and participants and their communities. Intercultural exchanges, community building, and conflict resolution are vital in the aims.
In Ghana the workshops will tackle dance, beats making, graffiti art and rapping/emceeing.
The workshop will be held over four days at the National Theatre premises. A performance will be produced from the workshop that will include the American artistes, which will be opened to the public.
The artistes are also expected to visit Schools, Community centres to organize workshops.
Interested participant between the ages 15- 25 years should visit:
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Due to the success of the Ayiyii production in 2021, the National Theatre is obliged to bring it back this year, 2022.
The performances are scheduled for 27th& 28th August 2022 at the main auditorium of the National Theatre.
Please find below the synopsis of Ayiyii:
Ayiyii and the pot of wisdom is based on the Ghanaian folktale which tells how Kweku Ananse decided to gather all wisdom for himself. In this version, Ayiyii is seen as a peculiar child with unique characteristics; growing up, he demonstrates extraordinary characteristics, such as a high level of understanding, always looking for alternate ways of doing things, learning everyday tricks, and has a very curious mind.
This leads him to embark on expedition through the length and breadth of the country…. The scenes and acts, take us through a journey of rich authentic theatre; a fusion of traditional and contemporary music, dance, mime, pantomime, and dialogues to depict the characteristics of the Ghanaian theatre.