Theatres in Kenya
Theatres in Kenya – Kenya has a high number of movie, theatres, and casinos goers and although these number has been decreasing because of pirated movies it has not killed the passion for movie goers.
Theatres in Kenya
In addition to the French Cultural Centre and Mzizi Arts Centre , other venues for the performing arts are;
- The Goethe Institute in Maendeleo House on Loita Street (tel: 020 224640; open Mon—Fri 10.00—17.00),
- The British Council in the ICEA building on Kenyatta Avenue (tel: 020 334855; open Tue—Fri 10.041—18.00 and Sat 10.00—13.00),
- The Italian Cultural Institute in Chiromo Court on Chiromo Rd (tel: 020 746739; open Mon—Tues 0&00—l3.00 and 14.00—18.00 and Wed—Fri 08.00—14.00) and
- The Japan African Culture Interchange Institute on Kamburi Drive (tel: 020 566262).
Theatres in Kenya
In Kenya, theatre is commonly used as a form of social education. Short dramatic presentations are often used in schools and public meetings to give meaning to lessons, campaigns and rallies.
Theatre in the traditional sense is very popular in Nairobi. There is a National Theatre, and also several small dramatic companies. Probably the best known are the Phoenix Players.
Plays tend to be local production of foreign plays, and there is a definite tendency towards broad comedy. Locally written plays are becoming more and more common, often social or political satires or domestic farces.
Kenyans are great fans of satire and broad comedy. Stand up comedy, often in the form of group sketches or parodies, are very popular. An extremely popular comedy group, called Redykyulass became extremely popular, and appeared in a weekly television program performing a mixture of social and political satire.
The Kenyan National Theatre
The Kenyan National Theatre on Harry Thuku Road, opposite the Norfolk Hotel (tel: 020 225506), has an emphasis on the African arts and Kenyan playwrights, while the Professional Centre on Parliament Road, (tel 020 225506; open Mon—Fri 10.00—17.00) is the venue for the Phoenix Players, have a wide repertoire and put on excellent performances.
Movie Theatres in Nairobi Kenya
Watch the latest movies in some of the best cinema auditoriums in Africa.
- Century Cinemax Junction
- Fox Cineplex Capital Centre
- Fox Cineplex Sarit Centre
- IMAX 20th Century
- Planet Media Cinemas Westgate
- Planet Media Prestige Plaza – Nairobi
- Starflix Prestige Plaza
- Starflix Village Market
Movie Theatres in Towns Outside Nairobi
- Nairobi Nyali Cinemax – Nyali
- Planet Media Kisumu – Kisumu
Casinos in Nairobi Kenya
- Babylon Casino – Sentrim 680 Hotel Nairobi CBD
- Bollywood Casino – Royal Orchid Hotel Westlands
- Captain’s Club Casino – Mombasa Road Nairobi
- Joker’s Wild Casino – Nairobi CBD
- Paradise Casino – Safari Park Hotel
- Casino Flamingo – Fortis Tower Westlands
- Mayfair Casino – Westlands
- Las Vegas Casino – Westlands
- Palm Regency – Laico Regency
Casinos in Mombasa
- Diani Reef Casino – Diani
- Casino Rocco
- Casino Max – Nyali
- Golden Key Casino
- Nyali Casino – Nyali International Beach Resort
Casinos in Malindi
Cinema of Kenya
The cinema of Kenya refers to the film industry of Kenya. Although a very small industry in western comparison, Kenya has produced or been a location for film since the early 1950s when Men Against the Sun was filmed in 1952. Although, in the United States, jungle epics that were set in the country were shot in Hollywood as early as the 1940s.
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