Theaters of Lebanon Part 1

BeirutNightLife.com brings you a special coverage of the theater in Lebanon. With Beirut considered one of the richest cities in cultural events including festival, art galleries, plays, and contemporary dancing, your no. 1 website presents special rare maps of the locations in a series of articles before the summer festive season hits the country.

Al Madina Theatre- Clemenceau

Located in Clemenceau, the Al Madina Theater opened in 1994 by tehe renowned actress Nidal al-Achkar. The Lebanese idol dedicated the theatre to freedom of expression and outspokenness, with a very multicultural program. The theater has established itself as one of the main attractions in Lebanon, bringing together art in all its kinds from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The premises contains one large theater with 450 seats, one small theater with 110 seat, Joan Little Woods Workshop Space, and Saadallah Wannous Workshop space.

Address: Minkara Building, Justinian Street, Clemenceau

Phone: +961-(0)1-371962 / 963

Fax: +961-(0)1-374104

Website: http://www.almadina-theater.com/

Anjar International Festival

City of Anjar in the beautiful Bekaa Valley on an altitude of 950 from the sea level.

A very popular place in Anjar is the spring of Anjar, where every Sunday hundreds of people from the surrounding villages gather for picnicking and dining in the famous Lebanese restaurants, where fresh water fish is served. The trout is the most popular fish.

During the summer of 1993 a Musical Festival took place in the Ummayyad ruins. The Ruins attract a great number of local and European tourists, specially during the summer.

Baalback Theaters

Baalbek, Heliopolis, meaning City of the Sun, is considered as one of the wonders of the ancient world. The temples in Baalbek are not only the largest Roman temples ever built, but also among the best preserved all over the world. On the steps of the Jupiter Temple around 2000 to 4000 spectators can be seated, The Courtyard of the two Temples where 2000 to 4000 spectators can attend the best events, On the steps of the Bacchus Temple for another 2000 spectators, and nside the Bacchus Temple for 700 spectators..
Baalbeck is home to the Baalbeck International Festival, held annually in July and August. The festival features classical and modern music, in addition to theatre, opera and dance.

Baalbeck was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1984.

Casino Du Liban

The theatre at Casino du Liban is a temple of art and culture with its fulsome burgundy decoration, a 1000 plus seating capacity set to accommodate the crowds. The spacious stage is equipped with the state-of-art audiovisual technology. The theatre has been an attraction to a wide variety of performances including local plays, international ballets, operas, Broadway productions, French comedies, jazz concerts and the list goes on.

UNESCO Palace

The palace was established in 1948 to host the 3rd. international congress of the UNESCO. The convention which was described at the time as the first appearance for the young republic of Lebanon newly established in 1943 on the international arena.Since then, the palace became a central place to host activities of relation to the issues of the world.

The palace’s halls and theater host conferences, meetings, lectures, exhibitions and celebrations in all different educational, scientific, cultural and art fields both local and international. The venue has big theater that accommodates 1200 seats (884 seats on the ground floor and 260 seats on upper floor), two eastern and western halls (13.5m-25m) of 500 seats and another  hall of 100 seats and an adjacent office. The venue also can accommodate  200 cars in its parking area.

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