Founded in 1987 as the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), we aim to promote Philippine theater that is rooted in centuries-old Filipino culture and history while being responsive to evolving contemporary society.

We maintain the highest standards in artistic discipline, technical skill, and professional conduct. With the goal of offering diverse content to cater to a broad spectrum of theater-goers, we balance our programming of the season to include Filipino works (both classic and contemporary), translations and adaptations of theater materials from Asia and other parts of the globe, as well as children’s theater. We also conduct KAPWA (Katutubong Pananaw Workshop in the Arts), a theater workshop framework that focuses on identifying the roots of a community and using theater as a tool for self-discovery and empowerment.

The logo that Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation, Inc. has adapted is an image from one of the primitive ethnic groupsĀ in the Philippines, the Hanunoo-Mangyan of Mindoro. It is a standard motif dominant in the tribe’s basket and mat weaves. The image of man was chosen among other symbols in the belief that this theater company has the commitment to contribute aggresively to the development of Philippine drama. It is our belief that the actor is the cornerstone of the theater, and man, as subject, focuses on his privileged function to express the great archetypes, the great myths.