Sight Seen : Magical Himachal with Delhi - Gaiety Theatre

Shirdi - Gaiety Theatre

This lovely Victorian theatre, opened in 1877 and now splendidly restored, has long been a focus of Shimla social life. Rudyard Kipling, Shashi Kapoor and various viceroys are among those who have trodden its Burmese teak boards. Today it hosts visiting theatre companies as well as 15 local dramatic societies, plus concerts and exhibitions. Mr R Gautam gives excellent guided tours, explaining its history as you appreciate the view from the viceroy's private box.