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DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre)

DUCTAC (Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre) is the only non-profit, multi purpose creative centre in the region and is a hub for Dubai’s performing and artistic community. The centre’s outstanding facilities include a 543-seat theatre, a black box studio theatre, The Gallery of Light, dance and rehearsal studios, and 18 art studios, workshops and classrooms.

DUCTAC’s aim is to contribute to the creative and cultural development of Dubai by presenting and hosting a varied programme of events and initiatives. Performances, exhibitions, classes and workshops take place at DUCTAC every week, providing entertainment and education for the region’s multi-national community and visitors alike.

This eclectic, inclusive and dynamic centre was built and continues to exist for the community and we’re always looking for partnerships, patronage and sponsorship that will help us to develop and progress.


Ramadanization 2017

Date : May 24th to June 27th, 2017

This exhibition follows the open call to all UAE based artists who were invited to join us this Ramadan for the chance of exhibiting one of their artworks in our beautiful Gallery of Light.

About Ramadanization:

Ramadanization aims to initiate a conversation about how the observance of Ramadan upholds the Islamic beliefs and traditions across the globe, and how it influences the daily lives of people residing in the region.

Artists were encouraged to explore the juxtaposition of the deeply personal and spiritual practices along with the strong and vivid socio-cultural connotations associated the term “Ramadan” and “The Holy Month.”

Art and Fun - DUCTAC's Summer Art Camps

Date : July 2017

Temperature is rising, school is almost out, kids can hardly wait for the summer to come. And DUCTAC has just what it takes to make it unforgettable, with our amazing summer camps covering all sorts of fun, creative activities.

Go to our website www.ductac.org and start planning!

The Naughty Dog

Date : July 7th and 8th, 2017


Puppet Show in English

Age: 2+

A slapstick humorous show about respecting our nature, featuring the madcap couple Ping & Pong, Dinin the dinosaur, a misbehaving dog "Dash" and many more characters.

This approximately 45 minute show is suitable for a first time theatre audience and includes some interactions. It is also a show suitable for families with the very young.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Between Crest and Trough: Breathing Silence - Solo Art Exhibition by Bharat Thakur, curated by Dr. Ashrafi Bhagat

Date : July 20th – July 26th, 2017 | Opening Night: July 20th at 7PM

The Art show of Dr Bharat Thakur is an ode to the multi-faceted artist that he is. The exhibition is a unique juxtaposition of eclectic abstracts of phenomenal magnitude amalgamated with a sensitive and intricate rendering of the Aghori baba's of the Himalayas and their various facets under whose guidance the master artist spent 14 years of his life. The art show is a visual depiction of the journey the master artist has traversed and what will be on display will be true and impeccable works of sheer creative genius.

Click here to read the curatorial note by Dr. Ashrafi Bhagat.

George's Marvelous Medicine

Date : November 14th - 17th, 2017


Musical Theatre in English

Age: 3+

Art For All is a huge fan of all the works of Roald Dahl and we are delighted to announce that we will be bringing the smash hit stage show George’s Marvellous Medicine to the UAE in November 2017. Performed by the Birmingham Stage Company and adapted for the stage by award-winning children’s theatre director David Wood, this acclaimed production has already proved a sell-out in the four previous times it has been performed in the UAE.

Watch out for amazing sets, the incredible growing grandmother, gigantic farm animals and of course, lots of Roald Dahl songs and rhymes, which fans will be delighted to hear. This interactive show brings Dahl’s magical story to life for children and adults of all ages. It’s a must-see event.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Magic Phil and the Enchanted Forest

Date : November 16th - 18th, 2017


Children's Magic Show Pantomime in English

Age: 3+

The UAE's Celebrity Children's Magician and Radio Presenter and Superstar of Silliness, Magic Phil, is back with a Spectacular Family Pantomime for 2017!

Following highly successful previous productions, Magic Phil has written, directed, and is ready to produce and star in this unique new pantomime adventure, 'Magic Phil and the Enchanted Forest' which he has hilariously adapted from the well known legend of 'Robin Hood.'

Magic Phil is the hero of NottingTurkeyHam Forest and, using his magic, he is trying his best to keep the forest a happy place. However, the wicked Sherif of NottingTurkeyHam tries to stop Magic Phil and is on a mission to lock him up in his jail!

Will Magic Phil remain the hero?

Will the magical woodland fairy and the magical owl be able to help him?

Will the sherif win?

Grab your bows and come with Magic Phil on an adventure through the forest at Dubai's best panto of the year! BIG magic illusions with audience interaction and participation, songs, dancing and belly aching laughter from start to finish for all the family in true traditional British Pantomime style.

Magic Phil's 2014/15 pantomimes won Time Out Kids Highly Commended Awards for Dubai's BEST Children's Production.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Date : December 20th - 29th, 2017


December 20th - 29th, 2017

Family Musical in English

Age: 3+

H2 productions are delighted return for their annual festive treat for the whole family with Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs.

Following on from their wonderful productions of Cinderella in 2015, and Peter Pan in 2016, this will be h2’s 11th Pantomime production in Dubai. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs uses a blend of experienced professional actors and technical crew from the UK with UAE based performers and juvenile chorus.

With a little help from her friends Muddles and the 7 Dwarfs can Snow White defy the Wicked Queen and meet her handsome Prince Charming? A succulent mix of evil, comedy, music and dancing combined with colourful costumes and stunning scenery we will transport you to the magical world of Pantoland!

We are sure everyone will live happily ever after!

Suitable for everyone from 3 to 103! Bring the family and enjoy this festive extravaganza.

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