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  • 1. Hutzot Hayotzer Arts and Crafts Festival

    Center City | Festivals

    The fine crafts and lively concerts presented at this festival are a highlight of August. Located in the Sultan's Pool, an ancient reservoir...Read More

  • 2. Israel Festival

    Cultural Festivals

    Top national and international orchestras, theater companies, choirs, dance troupes, and street entertainers participate in this festival, usually...Read More

  • 3. Jerusalem Film Festival

    Center City | Film Festivals

    Held in July each year, this festival attracts large crowds for screenings of Israeli and international films. Some screenings and the awards...Read More

  • 4. Beit Avi Chai

    Center City | Film

    This 270-seat auditorium hosts lectures, concerts, and theater in Hebrew and English throughout the year, often on topics related to Jewish...Read More

  • 5. Beit Shmuel

    Center City | Music

    Musical and theatrical performances fill the season at this theater. Most of the plays are in Hebrew, but some are in English. Beit Shmuel also...Read More

  • 6. Bimot

    Center City | Tickets

    This is the main ticket agency for performances in Jerusalem. ...Read More

  • 7. Gerard Behar Center

    Center City | Dance

    Look out for performances by two excellent Jerusalem-based contemporary dance companies, Vertigo and Kolben, both of which are based at the...Read More

  • 8. International Festival of Puppet Theater

    Center City | Festivals

    Each August, puppeteers from around the globe bring their productions to venues around the city in a festival organized by Jerusalem's Train...Read More

  • 9. Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

    Givat Ram | Music

    This world-renowned orchestra, which is based in Tel Aviv, performs locally at the International Convention Center, opposite the Central Bus...Read More

  • 10. Jerusalem Cinematheque

    Center City | Festivals

    Specializing in old, rare, and art films, this complex has four theaters, a restaurant, and splendid views of the Old City and the Hinnom Valley...Read More

  • 11. Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival

    Center City | Music

    The 600-seat YMCA Concert Hall is the main venue for the much-acclaimed Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, held over 10 days each...Read More

  • 12. Jerusalem Season of Culture

    Center City | Arts Festivals

    Held for three weeks in September, this diverse selection of events highlights local and international artists, musicians, dancers, and other...Read More

  • 13. Jerusalem Theatre

    Center City | Film

    Also known as the Jerusalem Centre for the Performing Arts, this venue hosts some of the city's best plays, music, dance, and film screenings...Read More

  • 14. Jerusalem Wine Festival

    Givat Ram | Festivals

    Held in September, this event presents the latest vintages from 200 national and international wineries. ...Read More

  • 15. Khan Theater

    German Colony | Theater

    Set in a former stable, this intimate venue offers some special events in English. There's a beautiful courtyard and a charming coffee shop and bar. ...Read More

  • 16. Lev Smadar

    German Colony | Film

    In the German Colony, this venue is a bit of a throwback to yesteryear's movie atmosphere. It's a single-screen cinema with a snack bar in an...Read More

  • 17. Oud Festival

    Center City | Music Festivals

    This festival paying homage to the Arabic lute presents a range of ethnic music from Turkey, Iraq, India, and a host of other cultures, often...Read More

  • 18. Palestine Festival of Literature

    East Jerusalem | Festivals

    The five-day festival brings together local and international artists to read prose and poetry related to Arab culture. Free events take place...Read More

  • 19. Zappa at the Lab

    German Colony | Music

    This popular music venue hosts the country's top jazz, rock, and pop performers. Small and intimate, it's a great place to see Israel's best...Read More

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