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Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:38

Entertainment

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Qatar entertainment is wide and varied with numerous sources of entertainment for the tourists as well as for the common people of Qatar. There are several sources of entertainment in Qatar for kids in the form of theme parks and entertainment parks.
 
There are special attractions for children all over Qatar and especially in Doha. The entertainment facilities in Qatar are not only limited for children, but there are ample recreational opportunities for adults too.
 
Live Music
Western or Asian performers provide live entertainment at Shehrazad, Paloma, Piano Piano, Habanos Bar and The Library most evenings from around 8 pm.Garvey’s has live music on weekend nights.
Every afternoon, a classical trio or harpist accompanies afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Doha or at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Note that there are no live music performances during the Holy month of Ramadan.
 
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Composed of 101 musicians from 30 countries, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is instilling music culture locally and internationally, build bridges through the presentation of a unique combination of Arabic and Western.
www.qf.org.qa/output/page32.asp
 
Qatar Foundation concert series
Organised by Qatar Foundation, in association with Qatar Shell, classical concerts are organized in Qatar National Theatre or in Education city.
www.qf.org.qa
 
Doha Community Orchestra
Sixty members aged from 8 to 60 are composing this orchestra, with two-thirds being school students, with a repertoire of both classical and popular work.
www.dohaorchestra.com
 
Doha Jazz
With several bands ranging from classical jazz, to blues, salsa band , or Brass quartet, you can listen to them in several hotels’ bar (Piano Piano in Movenpick, Habanos in Ritz-Carlton, Orion in Ramada) and during special events.
www.dohajazz.com
 
Doha Singers
The Doha singers perform alongside the Doha Community orchestra.
 
 
Theatre
Doha Players
With the first play staged in 1954, this semi-professional comedians provide Doha audiences with three or four show a year
Tel : (+974) 4447 4911
www.dohaplayers.com
 
The Laughter Factory
Monthly comedy shows with English-speaking comedians mostly from UK and US, held in Shehrazad.
Tel:(+974) 44281673
www.thelaughterfactory.com
 
Qatar National Theatre
Inaugurated in 1982, located on the Corniche, this 490 seat theatre hosts regularly concerts and plays organized by the cultural stakeholders of Qatar.
http://www.nccah.com/english/divisions.asp?content=national_theater
 
Cinemas
Doha boasts around 25 halls in 5 cinema complexes. A new complex with 3-D equipped hall is set to open this summer in Villagio Mall.
The ticket is about 35 QR.
Doha hosts two international film festivals : Tribeca Film Festival Doha and Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival 
 
Doha Cinema
C-ring and Najma Road
Gulf Cinema : 972 seats
Doha Cinema : 1085 seats
Tel : (+974) 4467 1811
http://www.qatarcinemas.com/cinema.asp?HallID=1
 
Grand Cinecentre
City Center-Doha 
14 halls
Tel : (+974) 4483 9064
http://movies.theemiratesnetwork.com/showtimes.php?cn=52
 
Landmark Cinema
Landmark Mall 
Cinema 1 : 128 seats,
Cinema 2 : 108 seats,
Cinema 3 : 108 seats
Tel : (+974) 4488 1674
http://www.qatarcinemas.com/cinema.asp?HallID=2
 
Mall Cinemax
The Mall 
Cinema 1 : 136 seats
Cinema 2 : 136 seats
Cinema 3 : 136 seats
Tel : (+974) 4467 8666
http://www.qatarcinemas.com/cinema.asp?HallID=3
 
The Royal Palace Cinema
Royal Plaza Mall 
Ruby Hall : 161 seats
Sapphire Hall : 114 seats
Golden Hall : 75 seats
Tel : (+974) 4432 0938
http://www.qatarcinemas.com/cinema.asp?HallID=4
 
French Language Films
French Cultural Centre, Al Inshirah Street, West Bay
Twice a month on Monday at 7 pm
Twice a month on Thursday at 5 pm, for children
Tel : (+974) 4493 0862
www.ccfdoha.com
See also the French Films Festival
 
 
Villagio Cinema
Villagio Mall         
www.villagiocinema.com
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