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Drama And Theatre Events In Istanbul

Theatre, Performances And Plays In Istanbul

Attending a theatre workshop could be tremendous fun and an absolute stress buster. Be it improv, musicals, open mics, screening or performing arts in Istanbul, we have got it all covered. If you wish to step into the world of theatre and want to learn acting or storytelling, you can even register for theatre workshops happening in Istanbul. Express and Impress and Collaborate with the theatre artists and hone your skills by simply attending a few theatre events every week or during weekends. Find out the best theatre events in Istanbul. You will be surprised to find yourself locked in a laughter riot with your friends.

Upcoming Theatre Events in Istanbul

  • Sep 22
    Sun Sep 22 2019 at 08:30 pm Sahne Beşiktaş
  • Sep 23
    Mon Sep 23 2019 at 07:00 pm İtalyan Kültür Merkezi
  • Sep 25
    Wed Sep 25 2019 at 07:00 pm İtalyan Kültür Merkezi
  • Sep 25
    Wed Sep 25 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Sep 26
    Thu Sep 26 2019 at 03:30 pm Cep Sahne
  • Sep 26
    Thu Sep 26 2019 at 07:00 pm İtalyan Kültür Merkezi
  • Sep 26
    Thu Sep 26 2019 at 07:30 pm Üretimhane
  • Sep 26
    Thu Sep 26 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Sep 27
    Fri Sep 27 2019 at 07:00 pm mecra
  • Sep 27
    Fri Sep 27 2019 at 07:00 pm DC Kozmos
  • Sep 27
    Fri Sep 27 2019 at 07:00 pm DC Kozmos
  • Sep 27
    Fri Sep 27 2019 at 07:00 pm DC Kozmos
  • Sep 27
  • Sep 30
  • Oct 01
    Tue Oct 01 2019 at 08:30 pm 100% Studio
  • Oct 04
    Fri Oct 04 2019 at 04:30 pm MERİH KENET YOGA Merkezi
  • Oct 05
    Sat Oct 05 2019 at 12:00 pm Maya yoga Bostancı
  • Oct 06
    Sun Oct 06 2019 at 12:30 pm Open Dialogue Istanbul
  • Oct 07
    Mon Oct 07 2019 at 07:30 pm Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 12
    Sat Oct 12 2019 at 10:30 am Dilek Altunay Yoga
  • Oct 12
    Sat Oct 12 2019 at 12:00 pm Maya yoga Bostancı
  • Oct 12
    Sat Oct 12 2019 at 03:00 pm Arter
  • Oct 19
    Sat Oct 19 2019 at 09:00 am Başak Deepa Yüksel ile Yoga Terapi
  • Oct 26
    Sat Oct 26 2019 at 10:00 am Konak Hotel Istanbul
  • Oct 26
    Sat Oct 26 2019 at 08:30 pm CKM - Caddebostan Kültür Merkezi
  • Oct 27
    Sun Oct 27 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Oct 29
    Tue Oct 29 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 01
    Fri Nov 01 2019 at 12:00 pm İstanbul
  • Nov 02
  • Nov 02
    Sat Nov 02 2019 at 10:30 pm Salon
  • Nov 12
    Tue Nov 12 2019 at 09:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 15
    Fri Nov 15 2019 at 09:00 am Nefess Yoga
  • Nov 15
    Fri Nov 15 2019 at 09:00 am Yuj Yoga Merkezi
  • Nov 15
    Fri Nov 15 2019 at 07:30 pm Moda Kayıkhane
  • Nov 20
    Wed Nov 20 2019 at 09:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 21
    Thu Nov 21 2019 at 08:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 21
    Thu Nov 21 2019 at 09:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 22
    Fri Nov 22 2019 at 06:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 22
    Fri Nov 22 2019 at 08:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 22
    Fri Nov 22 2019 at 08:30 pm DasDas
  • Nov 23
    Sat Nov 23 2019 at 08:30 pm DasDas
  • Nov 23
    Sat Nov 23 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 23
    Sat Nov 23 2019 at 09:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 24
    Sun Nov 24 2019 at 09:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 28
    Thu Nov 28 2019 at 08:30 pm DasDas
  • Nov 30
    Sat Nov 30 2019 at 08:30 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Nov 30
    Sat Nov 30 2019 at 08:30 pm CKM - Caddebostan Kültür Merkezi
  • Dec 01
    Sun Dec 01 2019 at 06:00 pm Zorlu Performans Sanatları Merkezi
  • Theatre in Istanbul

    Istanbul is the major cultural and historic center of Turkey, and has maintained its prominence since its advent and even after the collapse of the Ottoman empire. The buttress of the city’s cultural base is the theatre in Istanbul that encompasses a wide range of performance, ranging from showcasing historical events to works of fiction. And these acts are done with a combination of music, gesture, expressions, dance, and speech. The theatre is not only a living entity of the city but even reflects the country’s past and different epochs of time. Though it is largely a continuation of the practice of the Ottoman period, it has also evolved with time and has ushered into an era of advancements, also featuring contemporary arts. It is composed of acts performed by a number of private companies such as the general directorate of Turkish State Theatres or Istanbul Municipality Theatre. A common theatre of the city is known for hosting countless plays and events along with the famous Broadway Istanbul, one of the best gift that the city received from West.


    Top performing arts centres and live theatres in Istanbul

    Apart from big theatres, the main centres that work as talent hunters and trainers of theatre enthusiasts are the art schools and number centres spread all across the city. The theatre in Istanbul is highly supplemented by these schools and art centres, that forms the backbone of it. To start with, we have the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre located at Harbiye neighborhood of Şişli district in the city, which is the city’s hangout spot for theatre lovers in the summertime. It is known for music concerts in various genres of local and international performers. To calm yourself with the teachings of Rumi philosophy, there is no other than the famous Hodjapasha Culture Center. The center draws huge respect from the locals for its promotion of spirituality and peace in the spirit of Turkey’s tradition. And last but not least, the broadway Istanbul is organized by Zorlu Center PSM, which is an arts venue in Besiktas in Istanbul.


    Annual theatre events in Istanbul

    With the increment in the number of theatres in Istanbul, visitors intrigue for live theatre performances has also witnessed a considerable demand. To relish themselves with their favorite genre of an act by sitting back and see the curtains unfolding is euphoria for art lovers. Despite the barrier of language, it has proved by attracting a large section of tourists, who visit the city every year. Theatre shows in Istanbul are also performed on big platforms like annual events and festivals. The Istanbul Theatre Festival is the most established theatre event of the city, held every November. The interesting aspect of this is that it takes place in both the Asian and European part. Apart from that, the Istanbul International Theatre Festival that begins in May features signing performance, dance and plays also draw huge appreciation from critics. Aforementioned, broadway Istanbul is also added to the list of genres that these festivals feature. Traditional involvement of the local population in art and culture contributes to taking theatre in Istanbul to great heights.