Over the years, the theatre has welcomed all independent performances that don’t quite fit the traditional mold with open arms. Every artist who performs at Tmuna has an uncompromising passion for artistic expression as an extension of their being. In all genres, including theatre, dance, performance, music, visual arts and cinema, performers are breaking the boundaries across the board with unique shows. Their efforts were recognized by some of the leading Fringe festivals in the world, including Edinburgh’s Fringe festival.
When asked where to find theatre in the nonstop city, Tel Avivians and tourists alike will often answer ‘Suzanne Dellal Centre’ or ‘Habima’ without thinking twice. While it is true that these performing arts centres are a huge contribution to Israeli culture and boast internationally acclaimed names to match, they mask the beauty that comes from Tel Aviv’s more alternative performance spaces. There’s no denying that a Thursday night out in the city that never sleeps is a must, but sometimes a dinner for two at a romantic restaurant in Tel Aviv around Sarona and an indie theater performance at Tzavta provides for a nice change of pace – and much less of a friday morning post-drunk munch hangover. Check out what’s on this month for updates on what to see where. Also, don’t forget to hop over to Jaffa for more alternative performances.