With its grand design, intelligent audio, visual systems, 12 motorised heads, a comprehensive rigging system, 20 sqm LED screen, 250 lighting fixtures and built-in orchestra pit for 30 musicians, AA Theatre is an adaptable space that promises to immerse audiences and captivate minds across the country.
Jordan’s first acoustically functional opera house, concert hall and multi-purpose theatre dubbed The AA Theatre will open officially on June 15. The multi-dimensional theatre offers a vibrant space, where artists, performers, and innovators can collaborate and develop. The theatre hints at baroque-era theatres with its burgundy and bronze tones complemented by a contemporary design.
The theatre has already won the 2022 Innovation Award for Leisure and Entertainment. The technical aspects of the project were spearheaded and installed by theatre systems integrators International New Technical Est. (INTE).
With its grand design, intelligent audio, visual systems, 12 motorised heads, a comprehensive rigging system, 20 sqm LED screen, 250 lighting fixtures and built-in orchestra pit for 30 musicians, the AA Theatre is an adaptable space that promises to immerse audiences and captivate minds across the country.
The vision of AA Theatre is to serve its students and the country through drama, music, and the arts. The theatre is a gift from Munzer Fahoum, the founder of Amman Academy. The national and international performances that will take place for all to enjoy will further expand the cultural scene in the country, making it a key patron of the arts and culture in Jordan.
The AA Theatre will be inaugurated on the 15th of June 2022 under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein with a special performance by Soprano Zeina Barhoum, founder of the Amman Opera Festival and Jordanian performer, alongside British tenor, actor and performer of Arab origin, Nadim Naaman, who is best known for his performance in The Phantom of the Opera in London, accompanied by the National Music Conservatory Orchestra, led by Mohammad Sadiq. Together they will present a show entitled Music, A Story of Time Travel. The show will be directed by Fabio Buonocore from Italy.
This performance is also Zeina Barhoum’s first post-pandemic live show in Jordan. The idea is to take people on a journey – to tell a story of time travel through music, starting from the first piece ever written in music history to the modern day. From the sounds of the Arabic Qanun, to Al-Andalus, to classical music and opera, to jazz and soul, to musicals, and finally, to modern-day pop.