Home to an increasing number of emerging talents and established artists, Beirut still falls short on providing necessary artistic hubs and cultural platforms for the creative and artistic scene to grow and thrive. Being part of this artistic scene, the urge to find a space and turn it into a cultural meeting point has made us look into different directions.
Fortunately and to much of our surprise and joy, Gemmayzé offers such a space charged with its very own architectural and cultural heritage in the form of “Theatre Gemmayze” located on the premises of the Collège des Frères du Sacré-Coeur, the century-old school accessible through the main entrances of Gouraud Street and Pasteur Street.
This hidden treasure is a 317 seat theatre co-joined by a charming and spacious hall that could perfectly host exhibitions and artistic events. Blessed with an easy access and a spacious parking space, (400 cars capacity), this cultural meeting point bound to attract the avid artistic-going crowd and furthermore initiate a growing segment into the cultural dimension.
Aside from seizing an unreal view that defines the true meaning of panoramic, all the while keeping an industrial cachet, The Grand Factory presents itself to be a fully furnished and equipped focal venue for concerts, multi-social gatherings, cultural events and happenings of all sorts and flavours delivering a guaranteed out of this world experience.
The Grand Factory hosts Beirut’s famous CU NXT SAT parties every Saturday night and hosts a series of different events on Fridays. If you enjoy partying through the night and into the sunrise, then The Grand Factory is the place for you.
STATION is a hybrid cultural space dedicated to presenting bold, contemporary and progressive content. Launched in September 2013, the venue seeks to contribute to the regional creative scene by offering a platform for artists and curators in the visual, performing and digital arts.
STATION aims to facilitate the exchange between artists, audience and cultural stakeholders by maintaining contextualized interdisciplinary programming and a collaborative approach to the creation, experimentation and presentation of cultural programs.
STATION’s programming is informed by the current moment of possibility in the region’s cultural history. Activities include exhibitions, workshops, live performances, artist residencies and community events.
Radio Beirut is conveniently placed on Mar Mikhael among numerous bars. Rather than being lost in the mass, it stands out for its cultural activities.
Radio Beirut is the first radio café in the Middle East; a live music venue, cultural centre and online radio station streaming live through the web via **radiobeirut.net **. Over the last few years, Radio Beirut has built up a reputation as one of the most active platforms for local and regional underground music with daily concerts, DJ sets and live radio shows covering a variety of genres from Oriental fusion to jazz, electro-soul, funk, hip-hop, indie, reggae and rock.
On top of the always high-quality music on offer, Radio Beirut is comfortable. It offers a variety of outdoor spaces, with tables on the street, a semi-open and roofed bar space for smokers, as well as the back terrace looking with a view of the court/garden.
It is definitely a place for a good and wild night out, but also during the daytime it provides a chill environment for a quiet chat or work.
Founded in 1990 by an old-time bass player, Toni Rizkallah, the Quadrangle is still one of the best destination for all rock and blues lovers.
Since its opening, the Quadrangle became the musicians’ home with all the warmth of a real vintage live pub scene.
Numerous celebrities’ footprints have marked the Quadrangle’s live stage and it remains to this day, one of the country’s “must-see” live scene destination.
MusicHall is the ideal destination for those who appreciate great live music, a unique atmosphere and good food.
MusicHall offers a unique blend of live music from across the 4 corners of the globe. With more than 10 unique acts per/night, ranging from Rock to Latin, Gipsy, Middle Eastern, Jazz and much more, MusicHall Dubai is unlike anything else on offer in the Emirate.
MusicHall Beirut was launched in the early 2000s by visionary entrepreneur Michel Elefteriades, providing a showcase for musicians signed to the family record label – it has since become one of Beirut’s most iconic and legendary live music venues and a cultural hub, making it a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.