Bahrain | Entertainment

Al Dana Amphitheatre, Sakhir, Bahrain

Adjacent to the Bahrain International Circuit F1 race track this is a sunken performance arena intended for stage performances to support major sporting events in the Kingdom.

Guests enter the 10,000-seat open-air theatre through the Plaza, where food, beverage and retail stands sit. There are a number of private spaces, including balconies and suites, both of which overlook the stage, and the Quarry Lounge, which will be available to hire for events. There's also a "green sanctuary" within the venue called the Desert Garden.

The aim of the theatre is to work with touring artists and global event promoters, creating a state-of-the-art venue that attracts a wide range of local, regional and international audiences.

The brief

BWS provided a full pre- and post-contract cost management role. The amphitheatre opened in October 2021

Designer: Sombati/Lockman Architects

Lead consultant: Gulf House Engineering

Main contractor: Cebarco Bahrain

Client: MoW Special Projects