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Bahrain National Theatre

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Sheikh Hamad Causeway, East Corniche
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Opened in 2012,the exquisitely designed Bahrain National Theater  is the first national theater in the Kingdom and one its cultural icons.
Located between the sea and the Bahrain National Theater lake, the shimmering edifice symbolizes the link between land and sea.
It’s intricately woven ceiling is inspired by the ceilings of traditional Bahraini homes, with crisscrossing aluminum strips that allow light and air through.

Inside, the auditorium’s modern and delicate curves contrast with its elm-covered walls to resemble pearling dhows.
In fact, its entire design draws heavily from the country’s sailing traditions, with a surrounding courtyard that stretches to sea’s edge, making the entire building look as if it  is floating on water.

Rising from the top of the building is a golden architectural element that illuminates the center of the glass façade.
The Bahrain National Theater, the third largest theater in the Arab world, can accommodate 1,001 people; an homage to the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights.

Sprawled over 11,869m2, the theater, in addition to the main auditorium and two balconies, also houses a smaller auditorium that can seat 100 people, as well as a café in front of the sea.

The theater is the place to go to watch top global musical and theatrical shows, or just to admire its amazing architectural design

Bahrain National Theatre