Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum, one of Israel’s leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum comprises various departments: The Department of Israeli Art, which holds a comprehensive collection of local art from the beginning of the 20th century to the present; the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, which encompasses international works from the mid-19th century to the present; the Department of Prints and Drawings; the Department of Photography; the Department of Architecture and Design; and the Old Masters Department, with art from the 16th to the 19th century.

The museum is considered the largest art museum in the country and consists of three main buildings: The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, ; the Main Building, and the Herta and Paul Amir Building.

History

When it comes to cultural centers in Tel Aviv, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has been a fixture of the bustling city since 1932. That year, the museum was conceptualized and founded by Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv. Since that time, the museum has changed its location and be redeveloped several times over. Initially, the museum housed a collection of only a few dozen items. Over the years, its collection has grown steadily and substantially. This is due mainly through the contribution of artists and collectors from all over the world. A dedicated support network of patrons, committees, and friends of the institution have ensured its offerings continue to grow. Today, pieces from world renowned artists, including Rembrandt and Picasso, can be found in the Museum. Concerts, classes, lectures, guided tours, workshops, and many more events can be found taking place on the museum grounds throughout the year.

The museum has resided in its current location since 1959, which was expanded upon in 1971, 1988, and again in 2011. Seated in the center of Tel Aviv, the museum is considered a national landmark.

Collections

Permanent collections housed on the Museum grounds include works from a wide variety of artists. The works are mostly contemporary and consist of pieces from the first half of the 20th century to modern-day. Modern art movements represented include:

  • Fauvism
  • German Expressionism
  • Cubism
  • Futurism
  • Russian Constructivism
  • The De Stijl Movement
  • Surrealism
  • Impressionists

The foyer of the museum features a giant two-panel mural created specifically for the museum by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Masterpieces found throughout the exhibition space include those from Klimt, Kandinsky, Rodin, Archipenko, and a menagerie of other artists, such as Jackson Pollock, William Baziotes, and Richard Pousette-Dart, and Surrealists works by Yves Tanguy, Roberto Matta, and André Masson.

 

Guided Tours

Guided tours can be arranged through the museum and are led by staff who are well-versed in the Museum’s collections, both past and present. Guided tours are available for both youth and adult groups. Audio resources can also be utilized by visitors with headsets and recordings that detail information surrounding each exhibit. Audio resources are available at no additional cost to visitors who have paid the price of admission.

 

Workshops

The Joseph & Rebecca Meyerhoff Art Education Center (Dubnov Campus) provides the workshop space for those interested in educational enrichment events sponsored by the museum. Workshops can include a variety of events, ranging from painting and sculpture, print, photography, video, and computer art.

Participation of children from economically deprived neighborhoods are especially encouraged and supported through financial assistance.

 

Shops and Cafes

The museum features two cafeterias where visitors can eat, drink, and sit during their visit. Coffees, teas, and light snacks are available for a price. Discounts are available to museum members.

Gift shops provide unique souvenirs, memorabilia, and tokens to commemorate special events that take place at the museum. Discounts available to Museum members 

Entrance Fees

 

CategoryCost (NIS)
Adult50
Tel Aviv Resident (with Resident Card)40
Student (with International Student Card)40
Child up to age 18

with adult supervision up to age 13
(for maximum three children)

FREE
Senior Citizen25
Enlisted Soldier25
Enlisted Soldier in UniformFREE

 

Membership

Members of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art receive substantial benefit in the form of additional access and discounts throughout the museum. They are considered major contributors to the cultural preservation provided by the institution. Activities available to members include exhibitions, chamber music, vocal music, concerts for the whole family, jazz and world music, Saturday Magazine, plays for children, a wide range of lectures on culture, art and music, Friday encounters, teachers’ extension courses, workshops and courses for children, youth and adults.

Membership to the museum is available for those who want to take advantage of certain benefits, including:

  • Free Entrance to the Museum including the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art
  • Invitations to Openings of new exhibitions throughout the year
  • Discounts at the Museum Shops
  • Monthly Calendar of Events, mailed to your E-mail
  • Full use of the Helena Rubinstein Art Library

 

Annual Membership Fees

 

CategoryNIS
Individual230
Couple400
Couple (Residents of Tel Aviv)340
Individual (Resident of Tel Aviv)170
Individual – Senior Citizen115
Couple – Senior Citizens200
Student140

 

Shuk HaCarmel

Shuk HaCarmel, the Carmel Market, is a marketplace in Tel Aviv dedicated to just about every facet of contemporary Israeli life. The outdoor market is the largest in Tel Aviv and its entrance is located at the junction of Allenby, King George, and Sheinkin Streets. It runs predominantly along Carmel Street and has expanded over the years to include peripheral streets, such as Nachalat Binyamin. The market remains open every day, save for Shabbat. Stall owners begin their day at around 3am, preparing displays and readying for the busy influx of locals and tourists patrolling the thoroughfare for food, trinkets, clothing, appliances, and much more. Tuesdays and Fridays are referred to as signature days for the market as they include local vendors selling jewelry, crafts, and art.

The Carmel Market first opened in 1920, 11 years after the founding of Tel Aviv. The Shuk became a mainstay of the city by the 1950’s and people descended on the market in drives each day to purchase essentials for the home. It became known as the best direct source for local produce. Municipal officials attempted to relocate the market to a more central position in Tel Aviv, but failed as locals preferred the neighborhood charm of the Carmel location. The Shuk suffered a significant downturn in traffic during bombings that took place throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s. However, today the market has rebounded thanks to interest from locals and visitors in local produce and experiential shopping.

While it originally featured simple home accessories, meats, and produce, today the market has grown to include all manner of boutique shops, bakeries, and beauty salons.

The foot traffic in the Market may immediately be intimidating for some, but there are less cluttered avenues branching off the main stretch of the market. Many of the market’s hidden gems reside within these narrow alleys and are places that locals frequent while tourists often overlook them.

The portion of the market located at the meeting of Allenby, King George, and Sheinkin Streets places an emphasis on clothing, electronics, and souvenirs for tourists. As one travels down through the market, towards Carmel Street and the Carmel bus depot, shops offer fresh juices, produce, meats, and home accessories like cookware, appliances, and linens.

Haggling is an integral part of the Shuk experience. Small purchases of things like produce and meat generally do not necessitate haggling, but in clothing and souvenir shops owners are more than willing to make a deal for your business.

 

Carmel Bus Depot

Located at the foot of the Market, the Carmel Bus Depot is one block from the Tayelet, Tel Aviv’s beachfront promenade. The depot operates bus lines that travel throughout the city and its peripheral suburbs. This way, it is very easy to complete your shopping experience at the Shuk and catch an affordable ride home. Restrooms are available on premises.

 

Restaurants

There are many restaurants of note located in the Market and many of them are as iconic as the market themselves.

Humus HaCarmel 11 delivers authentic Israeli cuisine with simple, yet flavourful dishes. Falafel, humus, tahini, tszrug, and many other iconic dishes of the region can be ordered here affordably and with great results. Seating is limited and the freshest humus is available when the doors open, though it goes so fast there is rarely an opportunity for dissatisfaction.

HaBasta, or “the Stall”, is a trendy tapas-style restaurant with a reputation quality. The menu is hand-written every day and dishes are served based on the fresh ingredients the market provides. Prices are mid-level to expensive, but there is rarely disappointment. The restaurant has been in operation for decades and offers an expansive wine selection. Whether enjoying brunch, lunch, or dinner, HaBasta is a must-experience for everyone at least once. Seating is available both indoors and outside when weather permits.

HaMinzar, or “The Monastery”, is a bar and restaurant that caters to clientele day and night. A venue that closes when the sun comes up but for a few hours, HaMinzar offers some of the best finger food and drinks in the area. An expansive patio seating area and elevated indoor bar make this charming space one that locals and visitors alike flock to.

Savtot Mevshlot, or “Grandma’s Cooking”, homecook meals and one-bite treats for shoppers on the move and those looking for a place to rest and reenergize with savory dishes. These recipes have been served up at the restaurant for more than 50 years and delighting patrons with comfort food at very affordable prices.

Neve Tzedek

When it comes to neighborhoods in Tel Aviv, few have charm and atmosphere that compare to Neve Tzedek. A historically iconic part of Tel Aviv, Neve Tzedek is well over 100 years old though it maintains a vibrant and youthful energy thanks to continued attraction from Tel Avivians and tourists from all over the world. Residences, bars, shops, and restaurants can be found in abundance, with eclectic décor, taste, and a lively social atmosphere.

Hitsory

Established in 1887 by a group of Mizrahi Jews, Neve Zedek preceded the founding of Tel Aviv by 22 years and emerged as an answer to the overcrowding of Jaffa. Jewish Families were drawn to the area and small developments were added to the neighborhood.

In the early 1900s, artists and writers took up residence in Neve Tzedek. Among them were notable individuals that include Nobel prize laureate Shmuel Yosef Agnon, as well as Hebrew artist Nachum Gutman. The first yeshiva in Neve Tzedek was maintained by Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook.

 

Characterized for its low-rise buildings and narrow streets, Neve Tzedek exhibits heavy influence from Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, and Bauhaus art movements. Homes are luxurious by comparison to what Jaffa had featured from residents at the time and even today, Neve Tzedek remains one of the most affluent areas of Tel Aviv.

As development continued away from the core of Jaffa, more affluent Jews relocated to newer developments in northern Tel Aviv. Neve Tzedek found many of its buildings at the time left abandoned and, as neglect set in, many of these pristine buildings fell into disrepair. After WWII the neighborhood became a haven for Mizrahi Jews, though it was officially characterized by a slum according to Tel Aviv officials. Plans to demolish low-rise buildings in the region and build high rise apartments emerged, but were later abandoned in favour of placing the neighborhood on preservation lists. As a result, the streets were revitalized, gentrified, and again filled with the arts, culture, and trendy spots for visitors and residence to frequent.

Shops

Boutique services, galleries, and craft shops are in no short supply in Neve Tzedek. These fixtures line the narrow streets of the neighborhood and provide all manner of unique goods and social experiences. Estheticians, clothing stores, art galleries and more deliver a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of greater Tel Aviv. Shabazi Street reigns supreme as the main thoroughfare in Neve Tzedek and the majority of activity happens there.

Culture

There are small parks and gardens located throughout the region, but perhaps the greatest cultural fixture is the Suzanne Dellal Center. The center is a home for contemporary and classic dance. Individual performers and entire companies regularly sell out shows here. On the periphery are plenty of eclectic art galleries and cafes to spend time in between shows. The center is really one of the first cultural establishments to put down roots in the neighborhood. Opened in 1908, the center was created in Bauhaus style with a sprawling piazza that has earned recognition from architects the world over. Treat yourself to an iconic performance at the center and enjoy a coffee with dessert at the charming Café Suzanna located adjacent to the complex.

Other notable fixtures of culture you may want to visit include the Nachum Gutman Museum, the Shabazi-located ceramics studio of Samy D., the historical Rokach House, and Clouche House gallery space.

Restaurants

There are simply too many great restaurants and eateries to name them all, let a handful of solid recommendations suffice. If you are after a meat-filled and mouthwatering experience, the Hatraklin Bistro at Heichal Hatalmud 4 delivers delicious European and Mediterranean cuisine alongside an expansive wine selection.

 

For Israeli-focused fare Meshek Barzilay will deliver exactly what you are after. Enjoy everything on your plate with dishes designed not only for carnivores, but vegetarian tastes as well.

 

Popina delivers a welcome mix of Mediterranean and European fusion with an open kitchen and fun seating that keeps everyone open to socializing over great food and drinks.

 

Looking for something from the fire? Try our NG, the essential Neve Tzedek steakhouse and BBQ join, Mediterranean-style. Great atmosphere and décor lend even more to an experience you won’t soon forget.

 

Bars

Dallal offers an outdoor experience you won’t want to miss. Both restaurant and thrilling nightlife venue, you can enjoy bites as well as wine and brews from the talented bar staff all night long if you like.

Another roofless joint that can’t be ignored is found at Bicicletta. Providing incredible vibes and opportunities to make new friends at every turn, indulge in a unique experience at this hotspot that’s a hit among locals and out-of-towners alike.

These are just two examples of the unmistakable nightlife that makes up Neve Tzedek has to offer. Discover more about this and other iconic Tel Aviv neighborhoods at Tel Aviv Insider.

Namal Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv Port )

The Namal in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Port, is a unique and charming destination situated in the northern portion of the Tel Aviv municipality. The port is home to several shops, hangars where exhibitions and music shows take place, outdoor markets, nightlife, restaurants, and pubs. All this and the port offers and attractive venue for many businesses in the area.

Beyond the commercial qualities the Namal Tel Aviv offers, many of the most trendy and affluent politicians, and cultural icons of Israel call the Namal Home with its luxurious apartments and residences.

The Namal consists of a massive wooden promenade that spans 14,000 sq.m. It mimics the rolling dunes of the beach with its waving design and invites families and tourists as well as locals during the day. When the sun goes down, bars and clubs invite the revelry that Tel Aviv’s nightlife is known for.

History

In the past, Tel Aviv relied on the port in Jaffa for all water-oriented commerce, shipping, and storage. Following the general strike of Arab port workers from 1936-1939, it was decided an alternative port had to be erected. The port was created by Otzar Mif’alei Yam in 1036 and began at a very small scale. The Port was officially inaugurated by officials in 1938, but enjoyed only 2 years at full operational capacity before the outbreak of WWII. The British Navy then took over operation of the Port until the end of the war. The port failed to reach its former operational success due to a lack of shipping activity. The ebb and flow from closure and limited functioning continued until the port formally closed in 1965.

Operations from the port then shifted to the port in Ashdod to the south. As a result, the Namal Tel Aviv fell into disuse. Day-to-day traffic focused largely on tile and plumbing supply markets, while night attracted prostitution and drug activity.

In an effort to revitalize the area, architect Orna Angel was commissioned by the Port area owners, the Marine Trust Company. The area was completely reconstructed leading up to 2002. New contracts for landscaping were organized in 2003 and the area was open to the public in 2008.  Today, the area enjoys traffic from more than 4.3 million visitors annually.

Culture

The outdoor market at the Namal offers locals and visitors a chance to peruse the stalls full of locally grown produce, crafts and catch of the day from fisherman calling the city and its surrounding regions home. You can find every reason to make it out to this unique market of Tel Aviv that has just about everything you can hope for when out for grocery shopping and supporting local business. Children love the merry-go-round located in the center of the promenade, as well.

Outdoor gym, promenade and live events. Throughout the year you can find Tel Avivians and tourists making use of the many childrens’ parks and outdoor gym equipment, both staples of Israeli culture. Fitness and outdoor sports are a huge part of modern Israeli society and you will find examples of both throughout the country. Those examples found in the Namal are of particular interest and offer a host of features you won’t find at parks anywhere else in the country. The green bike rentals and sprawling paths throughout the city are well frequented as well. The Namal connects directly with park HaYarkon, the largest park in Tel Aviv.

Shops

When it comes to the shops that can be found at the Namal, many of the most popular outlets in the country and from abroad have established stores along the promenade. Castro, Blue Bird, Asics, and Adidas are only some of the big-name brands you can find there. Many smaller boutiques are situated throughout the area as well, adding a healthy mix of corporate branding and local charm for anyone looking to buy clothing, electronics, crafts and more.

Restaurants

The kitchen Market in Namal Tel Aviv is perhaps the most well-known restaurant in the area. It offers fresh and often locally-sourced ingredients in its seafood-focused cuisine that is a fusion of Mediterranean and European style.

The White Pergola is another eatery that always draws a crowd. This up-scale grill focuses on fresh seafood and meats with a comfortable atmosphere on the Namal.

Benny the fisherman is a much more approachable venue for families and those looking for less pricey, yet high-quality eats. Fresh fish of just about every variety the Mediterranean has to offer can be found here along with an assortment of middle eastern sides that come standard with every meal will cement this restaurant in your memory as a true Israeli experience.

Bars

When the sun goes down the clubs begin pumping out the music as well as libations. Bars, clubs, and live shows at Hangar 10 have helped make the Namal one of the most popular nightlife attractions of the city. Everything from electronic music and pop hits to heavy metal and jazz can be found pouring from the Namal throughout the year.

Get more out of your next tour of Tel Aviv with a trip to the Namal thanks to all the best spots and shops detailed by Tel Aviv Insider.

Park HaYarkon

Park HaYarkon

Park HaYarkon, named for the Yarkon River and also known as Ganei Yehoshua, is the largest municipal park in the city of Tel Aviv. The grounds are extensive and include such attractions as botanical gardens, sports complexes, lawns, an aviary, a zoo, a water park, two outdoor concert venues, and many lakes. The park is sometimes nicknamed the Green Lung and enjoys over 16 million visitors per year. Its grounds span 3,500 dunams, is open year-round, and can be accessed 24-hours a day.

The park itself acts as a semi-tropical micro-climate. It is home to all manner of wildlife, including fish, swans, parrots, jackals, chameleons, and many more. Over 3,500 plant species can be found within its borders and it offers some of the most spectacular views in the city.

Picnics are among the most common sights in the park, where ample space for sitting, barbequing, and enjoying sunny days with other park visitors are made easy. This is perhaps the most commonly shared weekend experience in Tel Aviv.

History

Planning for the largest municipal park in Tel Aviv began in 1969. After four years of development, the park opened to the public in 1973. It was commemorated after the mayor of Tel Aviv, Yehoshua Rabinovich.

 

Concerts

There are two live concert venues in the park, which have hosted such world-renowned acts as Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, David Bowie, Carlos Santana, Dire Straits, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Aerosmith, Metallica, U2, Depeche Mode, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ugly Kid Joe, Linkin Park, Ozzy Osbourne, Rihanna, Sia, OneRepublic, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rod Stewart, Queen + Adam Lambert, and Britney Spears.

Zoo and Gardens

The park is home to several animal habitats and gardens. The bird sanctuary (Tsapari) which was shut down earlier this year and was located on eastern portion of the park and boasts lush gardens, duck and swan lakes, as well as a small petting zoo with farm animals and reptiles. These areas are designed with children in mind and also has space for restaurants, soft playgrounds, ropes courses, and trampolines.

The cactus garden and rock sculpture park is a meticulously landscaped enclosure that features many succulents and arid-habitat plants. The rock garden is considered one of the largest of its kind and each exhibit offers background into what type of plant or feature the visitor is surveying. The 10-acre enclosure offers thousands of species to consider as well as more than 6 acres of blooming cacti.

Sports Facilities

Bike and boat rentals are perhaps the first introduction visitors will become familiar with inside the park. There are expansive waterways and foot/bike paths throughout the park.

Soccer fields, basketball courts, and even a rock wall can be accessed during daylight hours in HaYarkon. Hot Air balloon rides, though tethered, offer spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city. The two Sportech complexes, North and South, are vast and provide ample opportunity for families to professional athletes a way to train and enjoy the beautiful setting the park has to offer.

A complete water park (Meimadion) is available for an entrance fee. It includes water slides, a wave pool, and toddler pools.

Food and Drink

On the weekends, many mobile vendors can be found peddling everything from hot and savoury snacks to ice cream and popsicles.

During the week, there are several cafes throughout he park that offer both hot and cold drinks, to-go snacks, as well as sit-down meals.

Gadot takes things a bit further. This boutique events center offers the best venue for corporate events, weddings, and large gatherings in the heart of the park. It overlooks expansive lawns and waterways, features a full dance hall, panoramic glass enclosure, and can entertain up to 400 guests.

Other Info

The park itself has a substantial website that is updated regularly. There, one can find all the upcoming events, park rules, and other pertinent information regarding a visit. The website features photography throughout the park, background and information on all the attractions to be found, as well as upcoming projects the public can expect to see come to fruition in the future.

There are restrooms conveniently located throughout the park. Currently, the staff are undergoing a remodel process to upgrade and add accessibility modifications to the facilities throughout the park. Restrooms are locked after sundown.

Tel Aviv Clubs

If you have spent your day sightseeing and are looking forward to dancing the night away in a club, then Tel Aviv offers everything you could possibly need.

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, there is always a party going on in Tel Aviv and there are clubs to suit every style and taste. The city has a few distinct clubbing areas, but there are clubs spread out throughout the city and it is unlikely that you will have to travel far to find one.

If you just want to explore what the city has to offer then a good place to start would be Allenby St. You can start down by the sea and work your way up the street. Along the way you will find numerous clubs of all different styles. Amongst the more famous ones are Beit Hapsanter, which offers a fusion of different styles and music, and Pasaz, a club known for its hip-hop but where you can find plenty of other musical styles.

Off Allenby St. but in the surrounding area there are many more options, such as Bootleg on King George St., The Cat and the Dog on Carlebach St., The Breakfast Club on Rothschild Blvd. and much more.

If you are not in the Allenby area then don’t worry, there are plenty of options in the north and south of the city. In south Tel Aviv you will find clubs such as The Block, a club that is actually located in the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station and is world famous for its sound system. In the north of the city, you can head to the port (Namal Tel Aviv) where you will find a number of clubs and can enjoy some great sea views.

Tel Aviv Bars

If you want to unwind at the end of the day with a refreshing drink, or you enjoy taking a break from sightseeing to enjoy a cool beer, then you will be pleased to hear that Tel Aviv is full of bars, and you will be able to find somewhere to drink at any time of day or night.

There are all kinds of different bars to enjoy, small neighborhood bars, American style bars, hidden underground bars, themed bars, and more. The great thing is, while there are obviously areas of the city with a concentration of bars, no matter where you are, you should be able to find a pleasant place to drink nearby.

There are too many bars in Tel Aviv to mention here, but one that is often voted as the city’s best is Kuli Alma. Located close to Rothschild Blvd, on Mikvey Israel St. it is an underground bar with a large outdoor area, a closed room with music to dance to, and a third area that often has live bands. The bar is also host to a number of exhibitions and pop up shops. You may stop by for just a drink, but you are likely to find yourself distracted by all that is going on around you.

If you are looking for a taste of America in Tel Aviv, then Mike’s Place is the answer. They are a chain of American sports bars with a number of locations in the city, offering some great food, drinks and entertainment. Often these can be a good place to start the night before moving on to explore some local hangouts.

If you are in Tel Aviv then you will find that there is no shortage of watering holes, so come with your liver prepared and you are sure to have a great time.

Transportation in Tel Aviv

Like any modern metropolis, there are plenty of transportation options in Tel Aviv and getting around the city is very quick and easy.

Throughout Israel, public transportation uses a smartcard system called Rav-Kav. You can pick one of these up for free, and then top it up with credit, specific journeys, season tickets, and so on.

There is a huge bus network In Tel Aviv operated by a company called Dan. When you use these buses the easiest way to pay is with a Rav-Kav, and don’t worry, you can even top them up using machines on the bus or via an app on your smartphone. There are plenty of apps to help you navigate the bus system, such as Google Maps, so you should easily be able to find the route you need.

Parallel to the bus system is a network of communal taxis called Moniot Sherut. These are minibuses that hold around 12 passengers and follow some of the main bus lines. They are large yellow cabs and you can’t possibly miss them. Just stick your hand out at a bus stop and if there is space for you, they will stop.  You pay the driver in cash (this is often done by taking a seat and then passing the money forward via the other passengers) and simply call out when you want to get off.

Around Tel Aviv there is also a system of bicycles that you can rent. You can pick them up and drop them off at the stands across the city, and as Tel Aviv is relatively flat, it can be a great way to get around.

At present, a light rail system is being built in Tel Aviv and the surrounding areas and it is due to open in 2021. In the meantime, if none of the above options appeal, there are always plenty of taxis on the streets happy to take your fare.

Tel Aviv Theaters

If you love the theater then the chances are that you will want to explore the local theater when you visit a new city. In Tel Aviv you will find a diverse range of theaters with a range of style.

The main theater is the National Theater, called Habima (the stage). It was founded in 1912 and its plays have been celebrated at theater festivals across the globe, for example, the Habima theater company performed The Merchant of Venice at London’s Globe Theater. They put on a wide range of plays, from classics such as works by Tennessee Williams, to contemporary Israeli theater. Best of all, some plays have English subtitles.

Perhaps Israel’s second most famous theater is the Cameri Theater. The theater is located near the Azrieli Centre, and the company tends to focus on works that highlight important Israeli issues. They also offer plays with English subtitles, so it could be the perfect place to gain an artistic insight into modern Israel.

The Beit Lessen theater puts on shows in three locations around Tel Aviv. They tend to focus on contemporary European and American plays, and have the occasional original production and shows for children.

One of Israel’s newest theaters is the Gesher Theater. It was established in 1991 by Israeli-Russian immigrants and tries to bridge the gap between the two cultures. They focus on Russian plays and tend to perform in Russian or Hebrew, occasionally with English subtitles.

If you want to see Israelis and Arabs working together then go to the Jaffa Theater. It is a collaboration between Jewish and Arab artists who work both together and separately.However, the plays are in Hebrew or Arabic, and rarely have subtitles.

For some avant-garde theater go to the Tmuna Theater where you will find all kinds of productions such as dance shows, literature and poetry readings, art exhibitions and more. However, everything there is in Hebrew.

You can also see one of Israel’s smallest theaters, the Tzavta Theater that is hosted in the London Ministore on Ibn Gvirol Street. They host a range of productions from different groups in all different languages.

Performances in Tel Aviv

While Tel Aviv may not have the reputation of Broadway or London’s West End for shows and theatre, there is still plenty going on in the White City for you to enjoy while you visit.

If you enjoy theatre then you are sure to find plays being put on by one of Tel Aviv’s numerous theatre companies. They cover a range of styles, from Shakespeare to contemporary Israeli productions, and the best thing is that many plays are performed with English subtitles.

If you are looking for music then you are really spoilt for choice. It doesn’t matter what style of music you enjoy, you are more than likely to find some brilliant live performances to attend. Almost every night you will find classical music, pop, rock, and more being performed on stages across the city. Tel Aviv regularly attracts world famous names, so be sure to do your research and book your tickets in advance.

If you enjoy musical theatre or opera then you will find that you have some great choices in Tel Aviv. The opera house always has a great variety throughout the season while there are usually a few musical theatre productions running at any given time.

Tel Aviv is also home to a number of well-respected dance companies. There are regular dance shows to enjoy, from classical ballet to the most avant-garde of dance. Furthermore, world famous dance companies often tour in Tel Aviv, so you have a good chance of catching a world famous act.

In short, if you are looking to see a good show in Tel Aviv, then your options are certainly not limited.