Near the Station

Khan Theater

The Jerusalem Khan Theatre began operating in the late 60s and has since become a leading cultural icon. The Khan presents new theater productions each year with leading Israeli actors. In 2012 the Khan Theater was awarded the prestigious Rosenblum award for lifetime achievement.

The Khan began after a fire at the legendary Bacchus club which hosted theater productions by a group of artists called "the circle". The need for a place led to the derelict building opposite the railway station where a carpentry shop operated and which was a former pilgrims' hospice on their way to Bethlehem and Hebron. Mayor Teddy Kollek became involved in the project together with the artistic director Philip Diskin, a handsome donation was obtained, and towards the middle of the 70s the Khan Theater was established and the renovated building began operating.

Over the years there were many theater productions in the Khan which entered the pantheon of Israeli theater. The Khan also raised generations of prominent Israeli actors such as Sefi Rivlin, Sasson Gabai, Aryeh Cherner and many more.

Hanal'e Bar-Cafe

The Hanal'e project was set up in the foyer of the Jerusalem Khan Theatre complex as part of an individual initiative and encouraged by the management of the theater, in order to promote the artistic community and culture in the city and based on the understanding that the only way to attract and keep young people in Jerusalem is to integrate them in the active circle of projects and arts in the city.

The project seeks to serve as a meeting point and platform to support students of the various art schools in the city to create friendships and new partnerships between the different arts in the city, a place that will connect photographers with designers; musicians with directors and screenwriters; graphic artists with poets and writers, and the sky is the limit. One of the primary goals of the project is to connect students to the fabric of life and art creation actively present in Jerusalem during their studies by providing space and supporting creativity.

Distance from the station

The First Station is located across the street

Ticket office hours

Sunday-Thursday 09: 00-19:00, Friday and holiday eves 09:00-12:30, Saturday 19:00.