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Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC) is a showcase for the performing arts and world-class theatre quarter in a spacious parkland setting. Together with the recently opened Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre and recently restored Al Salam Palace, both also SSH projects, it will form Kuwait’s new national cultural district.
The cultural district includes state-of-the-art theatres, concert halls, cinemas, conference and exhibition halls and a library archive. The four buildings will be accessed from spacious entrance courtyards and will sit like shining jewels within a larger public park.
Complex geometric forms inspired by Islamic architecture create the richly textured outer skin of each building resulting in dramatic public spaces below that benefit from the interplay of light and shadow. Visitors can immerse themselves in this atmospheric expanse by meandering through the intertwining areas under the outer envelope by foot or via air-conditioned lifts and travellators.
Luxurious, world-class buildings sit under the outer skin exuding character, drama and a heightened sense of expectation. The surprises continue inside each building and visitors will find jewels within jewels as they explore the beautifully designed interiors.
JACC regularly attracts the world’s leading performers, as well as cultural favourites from Kuwait and the MENA region.
The key buildings of the complex are the Theatre Centre, Music Centre, Conference Centre, and National Library for Historical Documents, all set within a Park for Kuwait.