Situated in the middle of the city's historic neighborhood, The Grand Theatre of Casablanca is one of the most important cultural centers in Africa and the Arab world.
Multidisciplinary space dedicated to all "scene based" art forms (Theatre, dance, music, musical comedies...) it will welcome all year long cultural and artistic shows and events of international standards.
A truly urban and architectural feat, the Theater will endow the Mohamed V Square with a new identity and will be an icon of the city of Casablanca.
The project will also help the development of the city's cultural and local scene through the promotion of art and of Moroccan artists, as well as the organization of artist residency programs between local and international artists.
Through this new energy and infrastructure Casablanca will regain its prestige and position it as the artistic and cultural capital of Africa.
"CasArts a été conçu comme un espace de vie.Un espace agréable, fonctionnel, accueillant et accessible."
"La vocation de la Place Mohammed V est avant tout de rendre l'espace au citoyen et de ramener l'art dans l'espace public."
Meeting international standards, the Grand Theatre of Casablanca will include:
Concert Hall seating 1800 people ;
Theater seating 600 people ;
Current music room that can accommodate 300 people ;
Small Rehearsal rooms ;
4 Conference rooms ;
Retail establishments (2 coffee shops, 1 seated restaurant, 1 art store) ;
Artist and technician village (dressing rooms, technical spaces, delivery and storage, …) ;
Refurbishing of the Mohammed V square ;
Additional Component: An underground parking with 173 spots under the east part of the Mohammed V square.
Contracting Authority : Commune de Casablanca
Delegated Contracting Authority : Casablanca Aménagement SA
Project Architects : Atelier Elizabeth et Christian de Portzamparc et Rachid Andaloussi