The Haifa Theater was established in 1961, with the initiative of the former mayor of Haifa, Mr. Abba Hushi, together with the support of the Haifa City Council. The Haifa Theater was the first municipal theater in Israel and the first to introduce a marketing campaign to promote season tickets, in order to draw the local residents to the theatrical creativity, and to widen the cultural circle of the city.
Since then and until today, the Haifa Theater operates as a creating theater that encourages the production of theatrical production in all its forms. The Haifa Theater acts as a springboard for Israeli playwrights and producers, encourages original plays, and accompanies producers during their first creative steps. Hanoch Levin, Hillel Mittlepunkt, Yehoshua Sobol, A.B. Yehoshua, Joseph Bar Yosef, Danny Horowitz and others that have started their professional careers here.
Theater of the North
Located in Kiriat Haim and established in 1994, with a respected place on the Israeli culture scene, boasts the largest season membership of 30,000, in Israel, including 37 membership series. The Theater claims the latest theater design in Israel, with an adapted stage for large and huge performances. The Theater holds 1,100 plush seats, with the latest comforts for viewers and presenters. Theater goers enjoy the ample parking, with appropriate handicap access, from the luxurious Theater entrance to the large cafeteria with accommodative seating available. The 30,000 adult and children memberships come from over 100 different locations from the northern region of Israel. New memberships, added each year, come to view the largest popular theater performance that Israel has to offer. We are the first to receive and acquire the year’s leading performances before all others in the area, because of the Theater’s huge success.
Beit HaGefen Theater
Established in 1963 and operating locally, nationally and internationally, with the aim of producing a local cultural and social experience between Jews and Arabs, in order to encourage and support a communal understanding of co-existence.
The Center operates as a non-politically affiliated foundation, supported and appointed by the Municipality of Haifa, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, foundations and philanthropies.
Beit Hagefen is directed by a public directorship and made up of 14 members (7 Jewish and 7 Arabic). The activities in Haifa take place in three different buildings, of the Center complex, located at 33-35 HaZionot St. and 2 Hagefen St. The community center located at Abaas St., is a branch of Beit Hagefen and its programs and projects are provided to communites of many citizens throughout the country.