Dubai Opera

Dubai, UAE

Dubai needed a versatile venue that could accommodate ballet, opera, musicals, amplified music, spoken word, and traditional Arabic performance art. So we collaborated with the design team to create a theatre that can change its physical form to perfectly suit the needs of any type of event or performance. At the heart of the new 645,000 square foot Dubai Opera is a remarkable multiform theatre that can convert from opera house, to concert hall to flat floor banquet room and more. State-of-the-art mechanized systems alter the position of the room’s side boxes, walls, ceiling panels, stage, and seating wagons—completely transforming the venue in less than four hours.


Dubai Opera
Credit: Theatre Projects
Credit: Dubai Opera
Credit: Dubai Opera
Owner

Emaar Properties

Architect

Atkins Architects | Mirage Leisure and Development (development manager)

Acoustician

Theatre Projects in association with Sandy Brown Acoustics

Users

Touring performances, international and regional groups

Seat count

2000

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Multiform theatre, Opera house

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2016

Venue website

dubaiopera.com

Credit: Dubai Opera
Credit: Dubai Opera

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