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Third edition of innovative and inspiring theatre training course now open for applications from Emirati and Arab actors. Deadline to submit applications is 13th January 2018

Abu Dhabi Festival Announces Open Call for Emerging Actors to Participate in UAE Theatre Circle 20th Dec 2017

Abu Dhabi Festival Announces Open Call for Emerging Actors to Participate in UAE Theatre Circle

Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) invites aspiring Emirati and Arab actors to take part in an inspiring and engaging theatre training course to empower, foster and further develop their skills in the performing arts. Developed as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2018 (ADF18), the course will be led by renowned UAE theatre practitioner Dr. Habib Ghuloom Al Attar, leading actor of stage and screen and Director of Culture and Community Activities at the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. Participants are invited to submit their applications before 13th January 2018 through


This year’s UAE Theatre Circle will culminate in a special public performance in March 2018, honouring the comedic works of the late Kuwaiti actor, Abdulhussein Abdulreda.

Commencing on 21st January 2018, the intensive, three-week, course will allow aspiring actors to hone their creative talents in improvisation, voice, movement and character development. Concluding on 8th February 2018, the final performance will be hosted at Umm Al Emarat Park on 31st March 2018 as part of ADF18’s Youth Platforms.


This year’s Abu Dhabi Festival delivers multidisciplinary and capacity-building youth platforms and community programmes across the UAE, empowering local talent in arts and culture. These include the Islamic Arts Workshops; Young Filmmakers’ Circle; Riwaq Al Fikr; Riwaq Al Adab wal Kitab; Riwaq Al Khatt Al Arabi; as well as a diverse calendar of events, exhibitions, performances and workshops; including the return of Festival in the Park with an eclectic line-up of innovative musicians including Gilles Chuyen, The Raghu Dixet Project, Nesma Abdul Aziz and Zahed Sultan; Festival in Focus; Ministry of Science; and film screenings, including movies from India, the Festival’s Country of Honour; and many more.