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Short+Sweet Theatre 2020

| 3hrs 30mins | Age 13+


Short+Sweet Theatre is the largest showcase of 10 minute plays in the world. This is the 8th year of Short+Sweet in Dubai and like every year the festival will be hosted by The Junction, Alserkal Avenue between January 24th and March 7th 2020.

Spread over eight jam-packed weekends, more than 200 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and independent theatre companies will present 10 ten-minute plays. The Dubai edition is also the second-largest in the world after Sydney, the oldest and flagship of Short+Sweet.

There is something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance, and thrillers. Continuing our tradition of the last two years, we have week 3 of the festival dedicated to mixed languages where different languages including Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, and Malayalam will be performed. With the diversity that Dubai shows, its but natural that we dedicate an entire weekend to various languages spoken in this country apart from English. 

Short+Sweet Theatre has been the stepping stone for many new and aspiring artists and this year is no different. Along with the veterans from the community, we have a huge number of new talent participating this year making it an exciting event as always with surprises expected each week. We are expecting power-packed performances and some solid competition this year.


What is the seating plan?

The venue is free-seated. All patrons will get a seat according to the first-cum-first basis

When will I receive the E-ticket? 

Your email confirmation will come within minutes of your successful transaction and carry the E-ticket as an attachment. 

The E-ticket with the QR Code should be printed and carried to the venue for entry. 

Alternately, you can open/download the ticket and show the ticket on your phone for scanning and entry. 

Are there provisions for buying food and beverages at the venue?

Yes, there are concession counters inside the venue. 

What are the entry timings and concert timings?

3:15 PM for 3:30 PM shows

7:15 PM for 7:30 PM shows

Is there parking at the venue?

Paid parking is available outside Alserkal Avenue

What are the age restrictions that apply?

Every attendee needs to have a valid ticket.

The minimum age for entry to the venue is 13+

Where can I reach out for help?

You enquire on our UAE helpline number 042468829 (from within UAE) +971-4-2468829 (from outside UAE) or write to [email protected] 


  • Tickets once sold will not be taken back, exchanged or refunded. No requests for change of seats will also be entertained. 
  • Entry to the event is subject to validation of the ticket at the gate.  
  • Please carry a printout of your ticket bearing the QR Code/barcode or download the same on your mobile device. If produced on your mobile device, it is the buyer’s responsibility that the QR Code / Barcode is clearly visible on your device – we advise download in advance to avoid issues due to network connectivity. 
  • Please carry an identity proof to the venue (UAE driving license / Emirates ID / Passport) 
  • No outside food and beverages may be carried inside the venue.  
  • Please refrain from carrying any prohibited substances, including but not restricted to drugs, firearms, glass bottles, professional cameras, and video cameras, ammunition, weapons, whistles, air horns or other such devices or explosive material to the venue. If banned substances are found on a person, the venue reserves the right to evict the bearer from the event without any compensation and also initiate proceedings as required by law.
  • Backpacks and I-Pads, tablets, laptops, professional cameras, recording devices, selfie sticks are not permitted at the venue.
  • Strollers, prams and baby capsules are not allowed at the venue.  
  • Please carry valid identity/age proof at the venue. For overseas travelers, please keep the passport and visa handy.
  • Purchasers will be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel till the venue and stay if applicable
  • BookMyShow will not be responsible for any change programme schedule due to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Alcohol, will not be served to individuals below 21 years of age, irrespective of the category of ticket booked. The bartender may request age proof before serving alcohol. Underage attendees may please be advised accordingly. 
  • Pets are not allowed at the venue. 
  • The Junction is a strictly no smoking venue (including E-cigarettes and vaping devices). 
  • For any enquiries call +971-4-2468829 or email [email protected]