Information about Sison Auditorium
Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan is a popular venue for local or national cultural conventions and special occasions like weddings, birthdays, concerts, plays, exhibits, graduations, and government functions. Locals also refer to it as the Cultural Center of Pangasinan.
The auditorium was built before World War II, from 1926 to 1927. It was formerly called the Grand Provincial Auditorium of Pangasinan in the 1930s as the building served as a ground for zarzuelas and other cultural shows. It was then renamed after the late governor Teofilo Sison, the first Pangasinense who became the Secretary of National Defense.
Sison Auditorium is an example of American architecture in Pangasinan. It boasts a neo-classical style with arches and columns on the exterior and interior of the building. Other highlights of the place are the state-of-the-art lighting and the dazzling chandelier imported from Austria.
Tickets and entry
If there are no scheduled events during your visit, you are free to explore the auditorium without any entrance fees.
Best time to visit
Even though most of the attractions of the Sison Auditorium are indoors, it’s best to visit during the dry season of November to May, so you can also see the beauty of its exterior in sunny weather. Its operating hours are 9 AM to 5 PM. It doesn’t usually get crowded, but its peak times are usually in the morning until 10 AM and early afternoon until 3 PM.