Must see entertainment in Morocco

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    Cinema Rif

    The brightest light on Tangier’s cultural scene, Cinema Rif is a combination art-house cinema, cafe and archive. Young locals come to soak up the ambience…

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    Beit Al Tarab

    This red-brick teahouse is so gorgeous and well decorated it may indeed be a museum. The walls are adorned with striking artwork and instruments from the…

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    Grand Théâtre de Casablanca

    About to open at the time of research, this dazzlingly white, ubercontemporary structure designed by a Pritzker Prize–winning architect dominates one of…

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    Dar Gnaoua

    The hypnotic rhythms of Gnaoua may be associated with Essaouira but in the tiny enclave of Khamila, 6km south of Merzouga, people have stayed true to…

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    Casbah Social Club

    Steps from the Kasbah Museum is an unassuming tiny cafe, but every night the place gets rocking with a free concert by Arabo-Andalusian fusion band Les…

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    Cafe Kharrazin

    Every night starting around 8pm, young locals pull out their guitars and jam outside a cafe in the heart of the medina. The ambience is vibrant and the…

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    Dar Souiri

    This beautifully restored medina mansion is the headquarters of the Association Essaouira-Mogador, and plays host to regular art exhibitions, cultural…

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    Cinéma Rialto

    One of the city's must-see architectural gems, this two-tier cinema built in 1929 has been saved and restored to its former art deco splendour, including…

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    Cinéma Renaissance

    Built in the 1930s, this lovely art deco building was a theatre before being restored and turned in to a cinema, cultural space and cafe. It shows…

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    Dar Batha

    This restored house is the outpost for Institut Français in the medina. Check the schedule for interesting dance and musical performances in a beautiful…

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    Institut Français

    A major centre for Meknes cultural life, this massive complex has a busy schedule of films, plays, concerts and exhibitions. There's also a garden cafe…

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    Cinema Camera

    Swing by this grand old cinema, built in 1938, even if you don't have time for a feature film – the sweeping mural along the staircase is a masterpiece…

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    Institut Français

    The French Institute in Marrakesh collaborates with local organisations, performers and visual artists to put on Moroccan-flavoured film screenings,…

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    Institut Français

    One of the city's major cultural outlets, scheduling touring and local artists and productions with, naturellement, a French bent. This location hosts…

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    Institut Français Essaouira

    This cultural centre hosts exhibitions, concerts and performances by Moroccan and French artists and musicians, along with art-house films. It also offers…