Dubai Theatre: Our Story
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
Dubai Theatre: Welcome to Art For All. We’re the Gulf region’s exclusive provider of education and entertainment through live theatre.
Art For All brings you the best international shows to expose local audiences to the excitement and drama of real West End theatre productions.
Our award-winning children’s shows also include box-office sell-outs such as Georges’ Marvellous Medicine, Peter Rabbit and The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Additionally, other well-known classics include Guess How Much I Love You, Horrible Histories and many more.
However, Roald Dahl is another firm favourite – both with us and our audiences. Who can resist the humour of George’s Marvellous Medicine? Indeed, there are few characters more charming than Fantastic Mr Fox!
These are the productions that engage children in stories and encourage them to investigate the original literature.
We also work closely with the world famous Shakespeare Globe, bringing classic stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Gulf.
Futhermore, alongside our shows, we provide workshops and activities for students that help broaden their social awareness beyond the boundaries of school and mainstream entertainment.
Art For All’s philosophy is simple. More than ever, young people need good, live entertainment so they can experience first-hand, traditional forms of performance art and culture. Studies also show that live theatre is a great way to help stimulate communication and literacy skills as well as creative abilities.
At Art For All, we are passionate about education. That’s why we work closely with the region’s schools and why our shows are also a huge hit with parents, teachers and children alike.
So how did we begin? Well, it was in 2002 that I first envisioned Art for All as a way to fill the ‘artistic and cultural’ void for children living in Dubai.
As a mother, I’d found live theatre a particularly effective medium in engaging my own children and their friends. So, I decided it was high time the UAE was able to offer it’s younger generation the joys and excitement that only a trip to a live stage show can bring. And as a result, Art For All was born.
Fifteen years on, we see those initial efforts are reaching children and students throughout the Middle East. It is only through the experience and insight we’ve developed that we are able to understand children’s educational needs and bring them the very best in theatrical edutainment.
Feel free to browse our website and discover more about Art for All. Our upcoming productions and wider contributions to the region’s young communities are all listed here.
Rania Kuzbari Ashur (Founder)