The Bat Yam International Festival of Street Theatre and Street Art is taking place for the 19th year in a row, the largest, oldest festival in Israel for the street arts, comprising street theatre, circus arts, clowning, performance, music, dance, installation and more.
This year’s venue is the Riviera Beach on the Bat Yam Promenade, and the surrounding area. Performances are presented on the existing spaces along the route (public parking lots, lawns, municipal fitness installations, the beach, and more). The Festival addresses the public space with careful intention and forms an integral part of it.
The Bat Yam Street Theatre Festival, as its name suggests, is a festival transforming the city streets, the shared public space, into a celebration of the senses. The city streets become a place of experiences, observation, curiosity and humor.
In the distant past, the streets, now mainly a channel for traffic and transition from home to other locations, used to be an arena for coming together in friendship, for entertainment, and play. Actually, historically, the first performance stages for most of the arts began on the streets. People would present their unique offerings in public while visitors from all over were enchanted by the talented performers who sang, danced, played, acted, excited viewers and celebrated …
Bat Yam Promenade, Ben Gurion st.
Bat Yam Municipality, Department of Culture,
27 Ha-chashmonaim st. Bat Yam. Phone: 03-5556350
Festival Office address:
Nitzana 13, Bat Yam