About the project
Constructed in 1977, the Louis Leakey Auditorium was a contemporary architectural design of its time, and was widely used for theatre, arts, dance and public speaking. However, from 2008, it became clear that the auditorium was no longer the prestigious Nairobi venue that it used to be. It was in dire need of a major face-lift.
The Safaricom Foundation provided a grant to the Kenya Museums Society for the renovation of the Louis Leakey Auditorium, with a view to creating a modern and competitive event facility that could be used by both the museum audience and additional new markets.
The revamped Louis Leakey Auditorium has both theatre and performance capabilities, making it the perfect venue for performances and events in Nairobi and providing a source of significant rental income for the National Museums of Kenya. New seating and flooring has also been installed and the performance area enlarged