Don’t miss pianist Omar Khairat’s concerts at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 1 Sep 2020

Pianist Omar Khairat
Pianist Omar Khairat

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 and Small Theatres

Thurs 3- Fri 11, 8.30pm: The27th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.

Fountain Theatre

Thurs 3, 8.30pm: Sout Masr(Sound of Egypt) Orchestra, conducted by Ahmed Atef, in a concert of a selection of famous Egyptian TV theme songs performed by Egyptian singer Hanan Mady.

Fri 4, 8.30pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Sat 5, 8.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra features Soprano Dalia Farouk performing W.A Mozart’s Serenta not turns in D major, K. 239

L. v Beethoven’s "Aquot"Ah! perfido concert aria, Op. 65 and

M. Mussorgsky/ M. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition.

Wed 9,8.30pm: The Two Maids performance by the Egyptian Modern Dance Theatre Company

Thurs 10, Fri 11 and Tues 29, 8.30: Pianist and composer Omar Khairat and his orchestra perform a selection of Khairat’s most famous repertoire.


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.


Darb 1718

Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188

Thurs 3, 7pm: Rocksea band.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Thurs 3- Fri 11, 8.30pm: The27th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre.


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 3, 6 and 8pm: El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of the late Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.  

Fri 4, 7.30pm: A joyful concert by the feminine band Bahgaga.

Sat 5, 6pm:Dorgy band and Grama Fann in a concert of contemporary Egyptian songs.

Sun 6, 7pm: A singing concert features Nogoum Masriya (Egyptian stars) band, conducted by maestro Mustafa Mahdy.

Tues 8, 7pm:Al-Khan band performs old Arab songs.

Wed 9, 8pm: Showayet Fan(a little bit of art) band presents modern songs, written and composed by Jo.

Thurs 10, 7.30pm: Old and modern sketches performed by Clacket band.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

Thurs 3, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  



*A version of this article appears in print in the 3 September, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly  

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