Cameri Theater

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The theatre's main entrance

The Cameri Theater (Hebrew: התיאטרון הקאמרי‎, HaTeatron HaKameri), established in 1944 in Tel Aviv, is one of the leading theaters in Israel, and is housed at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center.

The Cameri, Tel Aviv's municipal theater, stages up to ten new productions a year, in addition to its repertoire from previous years. The theater has 34,000 subscribers and attracts some 900,000 spectators annually.[1]

In 2003, the Cameri moved into its new home at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center complex, adjacent to the New Israeli Opera, the Municipal Library and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The new theater has five auditoriums: Cameri 1, the largest auditorium, has 930 seats; Cameri 2 has 430 seats, the Black Box seats 250, and the Rehearsal Hall seats 160.[1]

The Cameri's social action programs include the Peace Foundation, which brings together young Israelis and Palestinians to watch theater performances, and Theater in Education, which brings high school students, university students and special needs audiences to the theater. The Cameri also offers ticket subsidies for senior citizens and simultaneous translation of its productions into English, Russian and Arabic.[1]

The director general of the Cameri, Noam Semel, founded the Institute of Israeli Drama, which promotes Israeli theater in Israel and abroad.[1]

Awards[edit]

In 2005, the Cameri won the Israel Prize, for its lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d About the Cameri
  2. ^ Israel Prize
  3. ^ "Israel Prize Judges’ Rationale for the Award (in Hebrew)". Israel Prize Official Site. Archived from the original on 30 April 2010. 

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Coordinates: 32°4′36.65″N 34°47′4.92″E / 32.0768472°N 34.7847000°E / 32.0768472; 34.7847000