Uganda National Cultural Centre

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).[2]

Uganda National Cultural Centre
Agency overview
Formed1991; 30 years ago (1991)
JurisdictionGovernment of Uganda
HeadquartersKampala, Uganda
00°18′57″N 32°35′21″E / 0.31583°N 32.58917°E / 0.31583; 32.58917Coordinates: 00°18′57″N 32°35′21″E / 0.31583°N 32.58917°E / 0.31583; 32.58917
Agency executive
  • Chairman,
    Sam Kello Okello[1]
Parent agencyUganda Ministry of Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development


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).[3]


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.[2]


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]


Oversight of the UNCC is the responsibility of an eight-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development. The Board then appoints a management team and hires other employees. The current board was appointed in May 2019 to serve a three-year term. The current trustees are:[1]

  1. Sam Kello Okello: Chairperson
  2. Cissy Mbabazi: Vice Chairperson
  3. Wilson Usher Owere: Member
  4. Juliet Jolly Kyobutungi: Member
  5. Edison Ngirabakunzi: Member
  6. Musisi Kiyimba: Member
  7. Naumo Juliana Akoryo: Member
  8. Fred Mutebi: Member


  1. ^ a b Taddeo Bwambale (29 May 2019). "UNCC Gets New Board". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b Office of the Prime Minister (2019). "Profile of Uganda National Cultural Centre". Kampala: Government of Uganda. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ Google (29 May 2019). "Location of the Headquarters of Uganda National Cultural Centre" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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