Built in 1969, this imposing edifice still retains some of its original austere magnificence as envisioned by the architect, Leandro Locsin.

The main theater seats 1,400 and serves as a venue for performances by local and visiting artists such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Philippines’ own world-renowned Bayanihan Dance Company.

The Little Theater hosts more intimate recitals for an audience of 400, while the Huseng Batute Theater (seats 150) is used for experimental productions by budding artists. Visual artists exhibit at various galleries within the building. Admission varies from venue to venue and depends on the performance.