Don’t miss Nesma Mahgoub’s concert at the Opera House’sFountain Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 25 Aug 2020

Nesma Mahgoub
Nesma Mahgoub

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

Open-Air Theatre

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.

Fountain Theatre

Fri 28, 8.30pm: Singer Nesma Mahgoub and her band.

Sun 30,8.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Mustafa Helmy in a repertoire of classical Arab 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.


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.

Fri 28, 8pm: Religious chanting by Abu-Shaar Brothers troupe from Syria.

Sun 30, 7pm: Al-Hayah Orchestra’s talented voices perform old Arab classics as well as new songs.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

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.

Sun 30, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Al-Hadra troupe.


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 27, 9pm: Singer Ali Al-Haggar.

Fri 28, 9pm: A dance performance by TheMedhat Fawzy Centre for Stick Arts– Mallawi.

Sat 29, 9pm: Singer Mustafa Ammar.  



*A version of this article appears in print in the 27 August, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly.

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