King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Aramco initiative, this center will be one of the first venues of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The complex will serve as home to diverse cultural facilities that will include a 1,000-seat auditorium and a 400-seat hall. The artistic program for the theatres will evolve as audience expectations develop, so the theatres have been designed to accommodate future developments with a reasonable degree of flexibility.

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
Credit: Snøhetta
Owner

Saudi Aramco

Architect

Snøhetta

Acoustician

Buro Happold

Users

Touring performances, and local, regional, and national groups

Seat count

400, 1000

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Arts center, Flexible theatre, Multipurpose theatre

Services

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

Completion

2018 est.

Venue website

kingabdulazizcenter.com


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