The Junction is the UAE's first independent black-box theatre – a kind of simple performance space. In the middle of Al Quoz, in Alserkal Avenue, The Junction is home to a 158-seat theatre, as a home for local talent.
It opened in November 2015, and the team behind it are a group of actors and directors. The theatre’s 4200 square feet, and anyone can hire it out to put on shows – from actors and musicians to poets and comedians.
Since it opened, they’ve put on shows A Streetcar Named to Desires and One Flew Over The Cuckoos, and there have been performances from local comedians and illusionists.
In October 2016, they put on Shakespeare In the Sands, a festival of short films based on Shakespeare’s work. Also at the venue are a green room, a rehearsal space, and a library of around 500 scripts to look through, if you’re searching for inspiration for a play to put on.
The Junction theatre