Emaar Properties has said ‘Dubai Opera’ in Downtown Dubai will open Fall 2016 with a spectacular slate of world-class performances.
The 2,000 seat, multi-format performing arts theatre overlooks the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. It includes a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2,000 square metre flat floor event space to host a variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, concerts, conferences, musicals and more.
Dubai Opera has been designed to reflect the cultural heritage of Dubai, taking design inspiration from the vintage dhows. Designed by Janus Rostock of Atkins, the facility can be converted into a traditional theatre, concert hall, banquet hall or exhibition space. Using hydraulic technology to relocate 900 of the 2,000 seats, the space can be used for intimate or large events, as the extra seating is stored in garages beneath the theatre. For more information visit: http://dubaiopera.com/.