Singer Dina Elwededi gives a concert at the Fountain Theatre

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 6 Oct 2020

Dina El Wedidi
Dina El Wedidi

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)


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Thurs 8, 7pm: Celebrating 6 October Victory,the Arab Music Young Singers group performs patriotic songs.


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 11, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.


Beit Al-Aini (The Child Creativity Centre)

Al Azhar district, behind Al Azhar Mosque, Tel 02 2514 2990

Thurs 8, 1pm:Celebrating the memory of 6 October Victory, Beit Al-AiniChoir features in a concert performingEgypt’sfamous patriotic songs.   


Beit Al-Seheimi

Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865

Thurs 8, 7pm: Munshid (religious chanter)Mahmoud Alhedewy in a repertoire of religious songs.


Cairo Opera House

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

Fountain Theatre

Fri 9, 8pm: Found andMounib Orchestrain a concert, conducted by maestro Hesham Gabr.

Mon 12, 8pm: Singer Dina Elwededi and her band.  

Main Hall

Thurs 8, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.

Sat 10, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi and Acappella Choir celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the opera house performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor,Op. 125. The concert features sopranoIman Mustafa, alto Jolie Faizy, tenor Amr Medhat, and baritoneReda El-Wakil.

Sun 11, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by maestro Selim Sahab.

Thurs 15, 8pm:TheCairo Opera Company andOrchestra in a gala concert.  

Small Hall

Thurs 8, 8pm: Rania Yehia and her band.

Fri 9, 8pm: Sweet Sound band, led by Mounir Nasreddin.


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.


Cairo Jazz Club

197, 26th July St, Agouza. Tel 02 3345 9939

Fri 9, 9pm: A fusion of oriental and western melodies with Nour Project.


Darb 1718

Thurs 8, 8pm: The Xes stand-up comedy night.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary

Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, and Wed, 7pm).


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Fri 9, 8pm: A concert of works by late composer Baligh Hamdy.  

Sat 10, 8pm: Religious chanting by Al-Radwan, Almaraashly Brothers troupe.


Al-Manara International Conference Centre

New Cairo

Open-Air Theatre

Fri 9, 8pm: Super star Angham.


Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159 New Cairo

Sun 11, 8.30pm: A stand-up comedy show byAl Hezb El Comedy.  

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4

Mon 12, 8.30pm: Open Mic night. 


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)

Sat 10, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Alfy and his band.

Tues 13, 7.30: Aalam Elmostafa troupe performs Egyptian, Algerian, Andalusian, Syrian religious and Sufi chants.

Wed 14, 7pm: Classical Arab songs by singer Eman El Essilyand her band.

Thurs 15, 7pm: Space Toon concert features a number of the best young singers in the music scene.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)

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

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

Fri 9, 8pm: The Oriental Percussions troupe features Said Alartist on tabla.  

Sun 11, 8pm: Singer Noran Abu-Taleb and her band.


*A version of this article appears in print in the 8 October, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly  

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