Officially opened on November 9, 2009, the Public Auditorium at NAPA (as it was then known) was part of the “Vision 2020” to play a pivotal role in the national plan for development of the arts and culture in Trinidad and Tobago.
Constructed on what was formerly the Princes Building Grounds, its first performance “Dance Meh Lover” a presentation of the National Theatre Arts Company of Trinidad and Tobago was held on Saturday November 14, 2009. The production was launched as part of the soft testing to get the auditorium ready for the grand opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) on November 27, 2009.
Following this opening, several shows were hosted the Public Auditorium for both local and international artistes and personalities such as Heather Headley, the US National Symphony Orchestra, Colin Powell and Al Gore to name a few.
On February 11, 2011, the then Minister of Culture, the Honourable Winston “Gypsy” Peters renamed the Public Auditorium - The Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium - a fitting tribute to the calypsonian the world had come to know as the Grand Master of Calypso. Additionally, Kitchener’s “Calypso Revue” Tent was once housed on the Princes Building Grounds. The Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium - NAPA continues to be the premier location that is in high demand for hosting shows of all types. It boasts of a seating capacity of 1,200 as well as state-of- the-art audio, lighting and stage equipment.
Host your next event at the Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditoriumin our comfortable and enjoyable facilities, suitable for any type of Performing Arts production or corporate event.
For information on current and upcoming performances contact the Aditorium's BOX OFFICE:
Phone: 1 (868) 627-1104 AND 1 (868) 625-4224
For BOOKINGS information contact the Bookings/Marketing Coordinator at:
Phone: 1 (868) 623-2375 ext. 3003