About Us

El-Hakawati Theatre is the main public théâtre institution in East Jerusalem, started with a theatre Troupe that is called the El-Hakaewati which means the storyteller. Since its inception in 1984, El-Hawakati operated as a forum for cultural and artistic activities, and aimed at developing creative strategies and activities geared towards upgrading Palestinian arts and culture. Its mandate goes beyond preserving Palestinian culture, folklore and tradition, and includes the active search for new ideas, talents, and approaches to Palestinian self-expression.