The Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theatre is Israel’s premier presenter of Israeli and international dance. Established in 1989, the mission of the Suzanne Dellal Centre is to cultivate, support and promote the art of contemporary dance in Israel. The Centre pursues this mission by offering diverse performances, events, festivals, programs, and workshops from the worlds of contemporary dance and performing arts.

The Suzanne Dellal Centre initiates and hosts world-class dance productions and engaging educational activities and facilitates the highest-quality presentation of dance. The Centre has launched dozens of innovative programs to nurture and support new work and emerging artists, providing platforms to expose young artists and bring dance to new audiences.

The Suzanne Dellal Centre’s sprawling multi-level campus consists of four performance halls, rehearsal studios, restaurant and cafe, and wide plazas that host outdoor performances and events. The Centre is home to the Batsheva Dance Company and Inbal Dance Theatre. From 2016-2018, the Centre is undergoing a historic renovation in order to provide more spaces for dance.

In 2010 the Suzanne Dellal Centre was awarded the Israel Prize, the country’s most prestigious prize and highest honor. Since its founding, the Centre has been responsible for putting Israeli dance on the map, internationally, and positioning dance as a central part of Israeli culture, locally. The Centre has served as a springboard for many Israeli choreographers and festivals. With over 600 performances each year, the Centre has initiated more than 100 creative frameworks and presented over 1,300 premieres. It is the most visited tourist site in Tel Aviv, with over half a million visitors a year.

Today, as the dance ecosystem of Israel continues to grow and flourish, the Suzanne Dellal Centre remains an anchor of the scene, presenting and producing hundreds of performances each year and hosting festivals and programs which offer opportunities for dance artists in all stages of development.

On the SDC campus

Located on the Suzanne Dellal Campus you will find:
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Batsheva Dance Company

Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Together with Batsheva – The Young Ensemble, the Company boasts a roster of 34 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad. Batsheva Dance Company is Israel’s biggest company, maintaining an extensive performance schedule locally and internationally with over 250 performances and circa 100,000 spectators every year.

Hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers, Ohad Naharin assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1990, and propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice. Naharin is also the originator of the innovative movement language, Gaga, which has enriched his extraordinary movement invention, revolutionized the company’s training, and emerged as a growing international force in the larger field of movement practices for both dancers and non-dancers.

Batsheva Dance Company was founded as a repertory company in 1964 by the Baroness Batsheva de Rothschild who enlisted Martha Graham as its first artistic adviser. Since 1989, Batsheva Dance Company has been in residence at the Suzanne Dellal Centre in Tel Aviv.

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Inbal Dance Theater and Interdisciplinary Ethnic Arts Center

The Inbal Theater Dance Company was founded in Israel in 1949 by the Israel Prize laureate and choreographer, Sara Levi-Tanai, in order to continue the rich tradition of the Yemenite Jewish culture.

The interdisciplinary ethnic center was founded by Haim Shiran, former CEO of Inbal, out of the need to respect diverse ethnic traditions in a country whose residents constitute a mosaic of various ethnic backgrounds.

During its years of existence, the center has become a central place in cultural and artistic circles in Tel Aviv in particular and in Israel in general.

Contact Us

Suzanne Dellal Centre, Yehieli St 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo 65149
Tickets: 03-5105656 | Office: 03-5105657 | Fax: 03-5179634 |

The Home for
Dance in Israel

Suzanne Dellal Centre nurtures, supports, and promotes the art of contemporary dance in Israel.
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