About the project
The Jerusalem Khan Theater was Jerusalem’s first professional reperatory theater. Since its establishment in 1972, it has become one of the leading repertory theaters in Israel, acclaimed for the high quality and innovative nature of its productions.The theater was created by renovating a structure dating back to the time of Turkish rule in the city, at the beginning of the 19th Century. The facility includes the 320-seat Sylvia Shine Auditorium, the 100-seat Little Theater and the Alma Birk Rehearsal Room. The Jerusalem Foundaiton helped establish the theater and has renovated the facility through many projects over the years. It also has supported joint Jewish-Arab productions, subsidized performances for the underprivileged, elderly and disabled, and educational and community outreach programs by the theater company in community centers and other venues throughout the city.