Billed as Dubai’s new cultural icon, Dubai Opera is a 2,000 seat multi-format venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events, and seasonal programmes, in Downtown Dubai’s Opera District.
Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Opera District in Downtown Dubai is set to become the cultural hub of the region.
At the heart of The Opera District is Dubai Opera. It is a truly unique venue and the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Offering the ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2000 square metres flat floor event space, the configuration allows for approximately 2000 seats for a concert and up to 1000 for a gala dinner. Outside of the main auditorium, the venue has a smaller performance space and rehearsal room and a stunning rooftop restaurant and sky garden with views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain.
With an iconic dhow shaped design rooted in Emirati heritage, Dubai Opera opened with a spectacular performance by legendary tenor Placido Domingo. Dubai Opera’s vision is to entertain and enrich Dubai’s residents and visitors, and be the definitive destination for quality entertainment productions and performances. The stage hosts an incredible array of world-class talent. With opera, ballet and classical music concerts and productions at the core, Dubai Opera also stages musical theatre, fashion shows, jazz, comedy, family shows and a full range of live entertainment to appeal to the incredibly cosmopolitan population who live, work in and visit Dubai.