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24 January 2012 H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Inspects Works Progress of National Theatre project

As part of the continuous follow-up to urban projects that contribute to the development of cultural and infrastructure sectors, H.E the Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa visited the National Theatre for the third time in a few months to inspect works progress in the project.  The meeting focused on reviewing the final designs of the theatre and the materials being used in the interior design work to ensure that the highest quality of such materials is being utilized by the French company, Architecture Studio. 

At the beginning of the visit, H.E Shaikha Mai explained that the launch of this unique landmark will take place in a big celebration in Manama; the Capital of Culture in 2012, reiterating the fact that the National Theatre is one of the huge projects attracting much attention and encouragement from officials in the Kingdom.  Minister of Culture said that the National Theatre will stand as a fully equipped cultural centre for the theatrical movement and activity in the Kingdom. Following internationally adopted theatre designs, the National Theatre project, which costs BD 19.1 million, will be located north of Bahrain Museum Lake, stretching over an area of 11869 square metres; providing the chance for local and international art and cultural events to take place.

Urban design works have been assigned to French Company Architecture Studio, while W.S Atkins and Partners Overseas will supervise the project. Work on the project started in July last year and is expected to complete mid of this year.

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