Classic fairytales come to life on stage this July

Classic fairytales come to life on stage this July

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

With Eid festivities just around the corner, Qatar Calendar is bringing you a jam-packed July to celebrate the auspicious occasion. Qatar is hosting a series of events to make sure you have a variety of activities to enjoy this Eid Al Adha. 

This year, Eid is being celebrated from July 10-13, coinciding with the summer holidays, so Qatar Calendar is bringing you a calendar that will keep the entire family excited throughout the month.

Live shows by Alchemy Project Entertainment

Celebrating some of the finest in the industry, Alchemy Project Entertainment, in cooperation with Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways is presenting some of its most accomplished cirque shows in Doha this month. Starting July 14, the Lusail Arena is hosting some acclaimed shows including Alice in Wonderland cirque musical show, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp cirque show, and Smurfs Musical Live on Stage show.

Alice in Wonderland cirque musical show

The beloved Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll comes to the stage and there’s nothing like a musical show celebrated with dynamic performances of ballet, acrobats, and circus talents. The show is bound to immerse children into its charms as adults will also find themself celebrating the classic fairytale in all its glory in a new method of performing arts. The ordinary world gets its spark of Wonderland as the stage will be enriched with characters and elements from the book.

Dynamic lights, witty tricks, modern ballet, artistic gymnastics, and class acts like Max Romanov, prize-winner of the Paris festival of circus arts, and the record-breaking jugglers Teslenko will leave you in a trance. Other featured acts include famous acrobats Sergey Mazurin, Vasily Kanakov, Mikhail Kanakov, and Elena Kanakova, as they take you on a journey with Alice. 

When: July 14- July 16
Where: Lusail Arena
Time: Thursday 14: one show at 17:00
Friday 15: 2 shows at 15:00 and 19:00 
Saturday 16: 2 shows at 13:00 and 17:00
Tickets start at QAR 145.
Tickets can be purchased from, Virgin Megastore, and

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp cirque show

A mystical performance led by a crew of 40 people, Aladdin will be celebrated with a grandiose circus and musical show. The theatrical performance of this beloved fairytale dates back to a night in Paris almost 100 years ago and this year, it is celebrated with a grand set, luxurious costumes, new video productions, and music specifically written for the local audience. A musical with a twist of circus, your family will enjoy the fantastical journey as you let the magic of Aladdin guide you the way. The show comes with a series of accolades, promising every minute to be jam-packed with entertainment. 

When: July 21- July 23
Where: Lusail Arena
Time: Thursday 21: one show at 17:00
Friday 22: 2 shows at 15:00 and 19:00 
Saturday  23:  2 shows at 13:00 and 17:00
Tickets: Tickets start at QAR 145.
Tickets can be purchased from, Virgin Megastore, and

Smurfs Musical Live on Stage show

Papa surf and his crew are coming live to your stage in Lusai Arena as they make your summers into a series of breezy spring stories that will leave you swaying to their Smurftastic journey. Including the celebrated Spring Parade in the series, you and your family will mingle and dance to a magical adventure with vibrant sets, sing-along classics, and a little action with the wicked Gargamel on stage as well!

When: July 28- July 30
Where: Lusail Area
Time: Thursday 28: one show at 17:00
Friday 29: 2 shows @ 15:00 and 19:00
Saturday  30: 2 shows @ 13:00 and 17:00
Tickets: Tickets start at QAR 145.
Tickets can be purchased from, Virgin Megastore, and

Other family-friendly shows (free)

Summer Festival at Doha Festival City
Ending July 16
Doha Festival City is hosting a number of exciting performances that all members of the family can enjoy, from shadow acts, to football freestylers, juggling to hula dances. The shows are free to enjoy and take place multiple times throughout the day at the center court located on the ground floor

African Circus at Mall of Qatar
July 7 - 15
A daily act repeated at regular timing intervals, shoppers can stop for a break to watch the world-renowned African acrobatic circus show set to energising beats and infused with traditional dance. The shows are free and will take place at the Oasis stage.

Katara Celebration of Eid Al Adha
July 8 – 19 
Look out for Eid celebrations due to take place at Katara Cultural Village, fit for the whole family. Celebrations and activations will extend well beyond Eid.  

Arts & Culture

The Elegance of Glassin Color by Zahreddine Zarour
Ending July 9 
Head to Building 18, Gallery 2 at Katara Cultural Village to see the solo exhibition by Algerian artist Zahreddine Zarour. His collection explores Islamic calligraphy, design, and iconic symbols of Qatari culture - all painted on glass.

Solo Exhibitions by Qatari Artists
Ending July 16
Held at Fire Station, Earth Metal by Yousef Bahzad (Gallery 3) depicts the interplay between land and people, exploring the themes of erosion and manifestation in his oil paintings. Over at Gallery 4, Espresso 4 on the Road by Mubarak Nasser Al-Thani highlights the rise of the metropole, urbanism and global culture over a collection of works. 

“Doha Dreams” Inspired by the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition 
Ending August 31
Launched in June and continuing right through the summer, the exhibition at M7 Msheireb showcases the work of seven local contemporary designers who have reimagined the aesthetics and luxury of Dior’s work which was exhibited at the same venue earlier this year. 

Paint Palette: Abstract Art for Children
Ending November 23
Hosted by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, children can attend art workshops that encourage exploration of colour and abstract work on canvas. Workshops dates and timings are categorized by age groups and attendance is free, with registration required. 

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You by Pipilotti Rist
Ending December 20
The large-scale, site-specific installation by internationally renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist is the artist’s first in the Middle East. The exhibit invites an immersive journey of self-discovery through a multisensory experience. Admission is free; ticket reservation is required.

A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum
Ending December 20
Head to the Mawater Gallery for an exhibition in honor of the museum to come. The exhibit celebrates the mission to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collectors, and policymakers through a shared passion. 

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