Well, the live theatre season is winding down. And the last couple months I have found it frustrating (as always) that there is not one central listing of events in Dubai. I’m working on the big-wigs here at InsideDubai, but until they see the light and do things my way (as everyone will eventually realise is the only way for the world to be happy and live in peace: do things Jesse’s way) then I will provide you with the most comprehensive set of searches you can do to be on top of things once everyone ramps up again after summer.

Dubai Drama Group

Dubai Drama Group

These guys produce several shows each year. They rent out different venues depending on the size and type of show. Check their Facebook page for upcoming show dates, as well as audition info, in case you are an aspiring actor.

www.facebook.com/DubaiDramaGroup

Backstage Drama Group

Backstage Drama Group

(same as above)

www.facebook.com/BackstageDubai

Courtyard Theatre

Courtyard Theatre

A venue that hosts shows from other groups, but also puts on their own improv and variety nights.

www.courtyardplayhouse.com

The Junction

The Junction

A new venue set to launch in September. On Facebook saying that they’ll host theatre, live music, and more. We’ll see what it becomes as it takes form.

www.facebook.com/TheJunctionDubai

Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

A festival that runs each year and offers dozens upon dozens of ten-minute plays.

www.shortandsweet.org

Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah

Big shows, ballet, and kids musicals. Beautiful venue.

www.madinatjumeirah.etixdubai.com

Laughter Factory

Laughter Factory

A rotating selection of comedians (often from UK) who perform at various venues (almost always licensed 😉 around the city.

www.thelaughterfactory.com

Ductac

Ductac

A venue where a fair bit of theatre in Dubai happens. Also home to many musical and dance performances.

www.ductac.org

By the way, if I have missed something, say so in the comments below.