Music & Theatre: 51 Great Things About Bahrain

#38 Music and Theatre

With aims to encourage and foster regional and international talent, the Kingdom annually hosts the Bahrain International Music Festival – an international music event that brings together different cultures, styles, and genres under one roof. The festival was first launched in 1992 to promote the value of music in building peace and understanding among people of all backgrounds.

The Bahrain Jazz Festival has been running annually since 2017, bringing the community and music together with international and local jazz bands, F&B areas, family-friendly zones, and more. It’s all about the experience and showcasing the best of Bahrain to the world.

A firm favourite, taking place twice every year in Bahrain (spring and autumn), Trib Fest is an open-air 12-hour music festival featuring over 20 tribute acts from the United Kingdom. Popular acts like Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran put on quite the show for a packed arena at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club. The festival also features several F&B stalls and kids’ entertainment.

Drawing inspiration from the tales of 1,001 Arabian Nights, the Bahrain National Theatre was built with a unique architectural design and wood-covered interiors. The 1,001-seat theatre, overlooking the sea, was built on an area of approximately 12,000m2 near the Bahrain National Museum. It is the 3rd largest theatre in the Middle East.

This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National DayRead more in this special edition.