The Ministry of Culture Helmy El Nemnem – File Photo The Ministry of Culture Helmy El Nemnem – File Photo

Arab Theatre Festival to be hosted in Egypt

Thu, Sep. 21, 2017
CAIRO – 21 September 2017: Minister of Culture Helmy El Nemnem agreed on hosting the 11th session of the Arab Theatre Festival in Egypt on January 2019, said the Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany during his meeting with the delegation of the Arab Theater Authority on Tuesday.

This will be declared during the tenth session of the Arab theatre Festival in Tunisia that will be held January 2018.

The Arab Theatre Festival is an annual event organized in a different Arab country each year, selected according to the availability of infrastructure of theatres and halls.

The first session of the festival was held in Egypt in 2009. The Arab Theatre Festival is an attempt to spread the culture of theatre and performance studies and arts in the Arab world, promote Arab cultures, arts, aesthetics, and research in the domain of theatre and performance arts, combat the decline of theatrical cultures within the Arab world and support theatrical scientific research and the Arab theatrical writings for youth and adults. The festival held the largest scientific conference ever in the domain of theatre and performance studies organized in the Arab world.
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