Cairo

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  • 1. Al-Hanager

    Gezira | Dance

    Part of the Opera House complex—but intended as a space for experimental performing arts—the Al-Hanager hosts some of Cairo's most interesting...Read More

  • 2. Cairo Opera House

    Gezira | Opera

    This is the home of Cairo Opera Company, which has an excellent soprano in Paris-trained Iman Mustafa. The collection of performing arts companies...Read More

  • 3. Duroub Gallery

    Garden City | Art Galleries–Arts

    This gallery offers a variety of thematic exhibitions throughout the year. ...Read More

  • 4. El Sakia

    Zamalek | Dance

    The name of this gallery, which can be translated as "The Waterwheel," is the legacy of writer and novelist Adel-Moneim El Sawy. It's a cultural...Read More

  • 5. Golden Stars Cinema

    Heliopolis | Film

    This multiscreen movie house shows Arabic- and English-language films. ...Read More

  • 6. Gomhoureya Theater

    Abdin | Dance

    This surprisingly elegant theater near Abdin Palace hosts many good visiting artists. ...Read More

  • 7. Mashrabia Gallery

    Downtown | Art Galleries–Arts

    This gallery shows all the best contemporary artists in Egypt—including Adel El Siwi, Hany Rashed, Qarm Qart, Shayma Kamel, and Amre Heiba....Read More

  • 8. Metro Cinema

    Downtown | Film

    Originally built in the 1940s in Art Deco style by Thomas Lamb, this Downtown theater opened with the Egyptian premiere of Gone With the Wind...Read More

  • 9. Ramses Hilton Annex

    Downtown | Film

    The top floor of this shopping mall next to the hotel has long been a popular choice for the latest English-language films. ...Read More

  • 10. Renaissance Cinemas

    Downtown | Film

    This multiscreen complex shows the latest blockbusters. Tickets range from £E25 to £E45 depending on whether you're seeing a matinee or evening...Read More

  • 11. The Townhouse Gallery

    Downtown | Art Galleries–Arts

    This eclectic space showcases the work of contemporary artists. Part of it is a converted factory space that hosts live performances, film screenings...Read More

  • 12. Wikala al-Ghuri

    Islamic Cairo South | Dance

    This venue, built in the early 16th century as an inn for traders on the caravan routes, offers fantastic whirling dervish and Arabic music...Read More

  • 13. Abu Nawass Nightclub

    Giza | Dance

    This club has nightly belly dancing performances from 10 pm. ...Read More

  • 14. Empress Lounge

    Zamalek | Dance

    The Empress has nightly belly dancing shows along with singing performances. ...Read More

  • 15. Good News Cinema

    Rodah Island | Film

    This small cinema offers a program of popular hits. ...Read More

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