Bahrain National Theatre

Manama, Bahrain

A national landmark and a performing arts center par excellence, the National Theatre of Bahrain includes a 750-seat auditorium for drama, small symphony concerts, conferences, jazz, and other amplified music events, as well as a 150-seat flexible studio theatre for conferences, drama, rehearsals and ceremonies. Both spaces were designed with intimacy, excellent sightlines, and flexibility in mind. The main auditorium has a flexible forestage and proscenium, while the studio theatre also offers multiple seating and staging configurations.

Bahrain National Theatre
Credit: Girish Toraskar
Credit: Girish Toraskar
Credit: Girish Toraskar
Owner

Ministry of Works and Housing of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Architect

Architecture-Studio

Acoustician

XU-Acoustique

Users

National Theatre of Bahrain, national and regional groups

Seat count

150, 750

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre

Services

Feasibility study, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2012

Venue website

culture.gov.bh/en/authority/cu...

Bahrain National Theatre
Credit: Girish Toraskar

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