About Festival

Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival was founded under directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, as a new creative platform where we introduce our treasures of the desert heritage that is full of great trials, tales, ideals, and myths. This platform focuses on the dramatic composition perspective including novel, dancing, singing, and other similar artistic expression that have been known among the Arab Bedouin communities.

The festival aspires to be more than an annual occasion that introduces various new produced stage shows, as it’s looking forward to be a developing project that adds a new knowledge to what we all know about theatrical performance. Moreover, it’s considered as an introduction to think and discuss the well-known concepts of theatre as it is a grand technical, cultural, and social action.

Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival is turned successfully into a workshop by its various debates, discussions, and critical seminars, have been coming up with so many positive reactions and other creative ways among the Arab contemporary art of theatre. It has added more on our theatrical performance to strengthen our relationship with the audience.

Welcome to the second edition of Sharjah Desert Theatre Festival, wishing all the best for the participated circles.



Program of Shows


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Visual Library

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Sharjah Theatre Department

2016 15 - 19 December
For Hotel Accomodation in the Desert (For the Audiences
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Mleiha Road-Al Kuhaif Area
Exit Nazwa, Al Madam

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