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Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

The Courtyard Playhouse


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The Courtyard Playhouse

  • The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard building, Street 4B Al Quoz 1 Dubai UAE (map)

The Courtyard Playhouse


The Courtyard Playhouse is Dubai's first and only dedicated, purpose designed improv' theatre dedicated to nurturing local talent and developing the improv' scene. Nestled in the creative heart of Dubai, among galleries and cafes, The Playhouse specialises in Johnstonian inspired improvisation, stand-up comedy and acting but we also provide corporate training and events for medium to large companies.We have a full schedule of workshops for adults, teens and children as well as a schools programme, and are proud to broadcast National Theatre Live, Royal Shakespeare Company Live, Kenneth Branagh Theatre Live and other internationally acclaimed productions on a monthly basis.


Location: The Courtyard building, Street 4B Al Quoz 1

+971 50 986 1761


King Gong

Local comics and improvisors attempt to defy the ominous sound of the gong as you, the audience decide their fate. 

13 March 2017, 20:00 – 22:00 


Wednesday Night Improv: Maestro

Ten of Dubai’s virtuoso actors converge for a night of scenes, songs and games based on audience suggestions. 

15 March 2017, 20:00 – 22:00 


Vintage Film Night: His Girl Friday, 1940, directed by Howard Hawks


16 March 2017, 20:00 – 21:30 


Improvised Kids Storytime: My Kids A Superhero

An interactive improvised children show for those 4 years and older.


17 March 2017, 12:00- 12:45 & 13:00-13:45 

Earlier Event: March 16
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