The Grand Theater of the city of Casablanca, one of the most important cultural projects in Morocco, Africa and the Arab region, has finally been completed after several years of delay. A knowledgeable source told MoroccoLatestNews that all the works have been completed and that the official opening is now awaiting the inauguration by King Mohammed VI.
This project, based on a royal initiative, will be managed by a local development company rather than by the municipal council and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication. According to the same source, this is due to the absence of cultural profiles capable of managing this royal project within the Council of the economic capital of the Kingdom, as well as the advanced age of the employees of the districts, in addition to the lack of human resources at the Ministry of Youth at the regional level.
The total cost of carrying out this project amounts to approximately 1,440 million dirhams (MDH), including 480 MDH allocated by the Ministry of the Interior, 400 MDH by the Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development, 400 MDH from the general state budget, 280 MDH from the Municipality of Casablanca, and 100 MDH from the Prefecture of Casablanca.
The long-awaited Grand Théâtre de Casablanca is a versatile space dedicated to all the performing arts, such as theatre, dance and music. It can host international cultural and artistic events and shows throughout the year, which will contribute to the cultural development of the economic capital of the Kingdom and encourage Moroccan art and artists. It will also make it possible to organize residencies between national artists and others from the four corners of the world.
In short, the Grand Théâtre de Casablanca is an important cultural achievement that will undoubtedly be a catalyst for the cultural and artistic development of Morocco and the region.