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Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Opening hours
Monday: Closed; Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Friday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM; Sunday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Distance From City Center
346 m
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Cultural Center of the Philippines


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (or CCP) was founded in 1969 in Metro Manila to promote and conserve Filipino arts and culture. It aspires to be Asia's literary and creative epicenter.

The CCP is the Philippines' most important national cultural institute. It has built a strong network of regional artists and cultural workers throughout the world. It features film and broadcast arts, as well as literary and graphic arts, promoting the development of young artists in these fields through a number of conferences, lectures, anthologies, exhibitions, symposia, and competitions and awards. At its inception, it has included the Bolshoi, Kirov, and Royal Danish ballets, as well as contemporary German, American, French, and Philippine companies.

The CCP also has a Cultural Exchange Program, which promotes the growth and advancement of arts councils around the country through workshops and seminars. Furthermore, the CCP formed partnerships with a range of international organizations, including the Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'Arts Traditionnels, Association of Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Centers, the International Theatre Institute, and the World Dance Alliance. Filipinos will learn about other cultures and see shows by globally recognized musicians through exchange programs with these organizations.


How to get there

Aside from joining a guided tour, you can get to the Cultural Center of the Philippines via public transportation. The most feasible way to get here is to take the MRT going to Taft Station. Afterwards, take the connecting footbridge to the LRT1-EDSA station and stop at Vito Cruz  Turn right at Pablo Ocampo Sr. (Vito Cruz) in the direction of Rizal Memorial. Continue walking along Pablo Ocampo Sr. before you see the orange jeepney terminal for CCP/PICC. Take a jeep to CCP.


Best time to visit

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, Tuesdays to Saturdays, excluding holidays.

Frequently asked questions

Is there an entrance fee to the Cultural Center of the Philippines?

No, there isn’t any entrance fee to this cultural institution.

Why is it important to have a cultural center in the Philippines?

Cultural centers improve the appreciation of humanities and the arts in the society as a whole. These community-based centers are an excellent way to learn about others. Awareness is the supreme force, and it can bind group members together in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

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