Performance

Short+Sweet Abu Dhabi: third time around

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is hosting the third running of the capital’s version of the Short+Sweet short play festival on 19 and 20 January; and if you’re in the area, you should take this opportunity to check […]

Theatre

Stage Write returns!

Stage Write, the 24-hour playwriting competition for 10-minute scripts, is back for its fifth year. Register for the competition – as an individual or a two-person team – by sending an email to info@thejunctiondubai.com before midday on 26 October. Then […]

Theatre

A glut of short theatre festivals in Dubai?

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? We’ll find out next year, when two competing short-play festivals run in Dubai at more or less the same time. The protagonists are Short+Sweet, well established internationally and a […]

Theatre

Dubai Culture revamps its youth theatre programme

Dubai Culture is developing a strategy to support what it calls “the growing requirements of the performing arts sector in the Emirate of Dubai, the UAE, and the wider region”. In practice this means a programme of professional workshops in […]

Performance

Is La Perle “the future of live entertainment”?

Dubai is getting its first more-or-less permanent live entertainment show in the shape of La Perle at Al Habtoor City on the Dubai Water Canal. It opens on 31 August. Apparently “inspired by the spirit of Dubai”, La Perle is […]