Palestinian National Theatre

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Palestinian National Theatre
المسرح الوطني الفلسطيني
Abbreviation PNT
Headquarters Jerusalem
Region served
State of Palestine

The Palestinian National Theatre or El-Hakawati Theatre (Arabic: المسرح الوطني الفلسطيني‎‎) is a Palestinian-owned theatre in Jerusalem's American Colony neighbourhood, near New Orient House. The theatre has been serving to actively encourage and promote Palestinian artistic and cultural activities and collaborates with the Palestinian ministry of culture, several United Nations organisations, and a wide range of local and international NGOs.[1]


The Palestinian National Theatre was founded in 1984 by El-Hakawati Theatre Company. One year later, the management of the centre was handed over to a Board of Directors composed of artists, writers, and notable persons in the Palestinian community.

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