What is The Scene?
The Scene is a mobile theater founded by Action for Hope in October 2018 in Bar Elias in western Beqaa. It was established to create an artistic space for the inhabitants of the region to facilitate and maintain a myriad of artistic activities from different fields such as theater performances, music concerts, dance performances, and poetry readings.
The Scene is a mobile stage that can be easily dismantled, moved, and re-installed with the help of a number of volunteers who are trained to carry out the task. It is also accompanied by a public hall that holds up to 150 people.
Its dimensions are accommodating to many kinds of performances, being five meters in length, seven meters in width, and up to one meter in height. It can carry a weight of approximately 650 kg. The facilities also include excellent sound equipment.
The Scene Activities:
The Scene opened in October 2018 with an artistic festival featuring concerts, dabke, martial arts and other performances for the duration of three days in the presence of at least 600 residents of the region.
The scene also presented other art performances afterwards in collaboration with Clowns Without Borders, Salam LADC, and Friends of Dolls.
Wa Sahlan Festival:
Two “Wa Sahlan” festivals were organized in Bekaa Valley by Action for Hope in 2019 and 2021 to enrich and revitalize the cultural scene in this part of Lebanon, and to allow the arts to be received and shared by all who live in this area. The festival also seeks to involve all people in its activities through daily workshops that give them the opportunity to get basic training in the arts, and through the participation of new talents in the main program on “The Scene Theater” for half an hour a day.
Renting The Scene:
The scene is available free of charge for those wishing to hold any cultural and artistic events.
For inquiries, please call: 01 739 243 Ext. 111