opening hours:
As of Thursday, 1 January 2015, the BA will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 11:00AM to 7:00PM, and on Saturday, from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. Fridays are off.
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The BA Mourns Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy

The BA management and staff mourn the loss of Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy, former Egyptian Prime Minister, who passed away Monday, 22 December 2014, at the age of 91. May he rest in peace. It is noteworthy that Dr. Abd-El-Aziz Hegazy was appointed by the BA Board of Trustees as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee. His great contributions helped in the progress of the BA and in strengthening its role in all fields, nationally and internationally. Dr. Hegazy’s life was full of achievements, and he dedicated it to serving his country in whichever position he filled throughout his life. Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the BA, offers his condolences to Dr. Hegazy’s family on behalf of the BA and its staff. May God bless them with mercy and patience.


Hamlet: Globe to Globe
On 12 January 2015

The BA is one of the forthcoming tour stops for Shakespeare’s very own Globe Theater from the UK, where they will be performing Hamlet, one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays. The Globe’s theatrical journey began on 23 April 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The company embarked on a two-year tour aiming to travel to all 205 nations in the world to stage Hamlet, leading up to the worldwide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, on 23 April 2016. The BA intends to take the lead in those celebrations with a large event, which will include an academic conference, as well as lectures, workshops, children’s activities, and international theatrical performances. It is worth mentioning that prior to playing at the BA, Hamlet also toured to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, home to the largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works in the world, as well as the United Nations in New York.