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Don’t miss Sheikh Mahmoud Altohamy’s concert at BA Summer festival

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 18 Aug 2020
Sheikh Mahmoud Altohamy
Sheikh Mahmoud Altohamy
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The cultural activities have started gradually to reopenin the country.The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues

The Cairo Opera House announced the opening of the electronic reservation on ( on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736  0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Fountain Theatre

Fri 21, 8.30pm: A classical Arab music concert features singer Mohamed Al-Helw and conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.

Open-Air Theatre

Sat 22, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble, conducted by maestro Mohamed Almogui, in a repertoire of classical Arab music concert.

Sun 23,8.30pm: Said Al-Artist plays on table, accompanied by his band.

Thurs 27, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab MusicEnsemble, conducted by maestroSalah Ghoubashi and featuring the opera singers Reem Almahdy and Rehab Omar, performs Umm Kolthoum songs.


Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre

The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s YouTube channel.


Al-Hanager Arts Centre

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861

The Square Theatre

The Art House for Folk and Performing Arts presents shows by Reda Folk Arts troupe and the National troupe for Folk Art, along with the shows of the National Circus.


Goethe Institute

Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.

In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.

You can reach the site through the following link:


The Italian Cultural Institute

“Italian-Style Summer Festival (21 July- 28 August)”, an exclusive tour that in 10 weeks presents to the international public some shows of the 2020 billboard of the Italian here to view the programme

All you need is an internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals, the international audience can access over two months of high-quality shows, available online (live stream and on demand) for free on ITALIAFESTIVAL.TV


El-Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

River Hall

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

Thurs 27, 7.30pm: A night on Broadway by Fabrica band.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 20, 8pm: Late singer Abdel-Halim Hafez’s much-loved songs performed by the musical troupe, conducted by maestro Mohamed Almogui.

Fri 21, 8pm:Celebrating the new Hegira year 1442,Al Enshad Al-Dini troupe, conducted by maestro Alaa Abdel-Salam performs religious songs.

Wed 26, 8pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.   

Thurs 27, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Hazem Alqasabgi and featuring the opera singers Ayyat Farouk, Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar and Reem Kamal, performs classical Arab songs.


Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999

BA Arts Centre’s 18th International Summer festival (15-29 August)The festival will see strict safety measures to avoid the spread of coronavirus at the different venues of the centre.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 20, 9pm: Sufi and religious chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud Altohamy.

Fri 21, 9pm: Singer Medhat Saleh and his band.

Sat 22, 9pm: Almena and High Dam bands.  

Sun 23, 9pm and Mon 24, 10pm: Story telling performance “Zay Eih?”, directed by Mustafa Fattouh.

Mon 24, 9pm: Gehad Omran andRiverwood band.

Tues 25, 9pm: Andromida band.

Wed 26, 9pm: Singer Nouran Abou-Taleb.

Thurs 27, 9pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 20 August, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly  

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