|Jurisdiction||Government of Uganda|
|Headquarters|| Kampala, Uganda |
|Parent agency||Uganda Ministry of Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development|
The Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) is a Ugandan statutory body that was established by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965).
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The headquarters of UNCC are located at the corner of Said Barre Avenue and De Winton Street, in the Central Division of the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The geographical coordinates of the headquarters of UNCC are 0°18'57.0"N, 32°35'21.0"E (Latitude:0.315833; Longitude:32.589167).
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Officially inaugurated on 2 December 1959, UNCC is charged with: (a) providing and establishing theatres and cultural centres in the country (b) encouraging and developing cultural and artistic activities and (c) providing a home to societies, groups and organisations that deal in art, culture and entertainment.
The Centre has two main components: the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery, both of which are located in central Kampala. The National Theatre provides a venue for stage performances of different kinds, and also serves as a cinema. The Nommo Gallery features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists. The Centre also offers a snack bar, which claims to offer the "best African dishes served with best spices and ambience", and the Craft Village, where locally made handicrafts are sold.[ citation needed ]
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