Suzanne Dellal Center
First and foremost, the Suzanne Dellal is home to contemporary dance. Check if there's a performance during your stay because this is the place that put Israeli dance on the global map. In 2010, the Suzanne Dellal was awarded the Israel Prize, Israel’s highest honor, for its work in pushing the boundaries of artistic dance.
But dance isn’t all you’ll find at the Suzanne Dellal Center. It also offers a range of concerts, plays, and lectures on the performing arts. You might find an art exhibition in the plaza or the lobby of the center, or a visiting international dance troupe performing in one of the many theaters.
Don’t forget to admire the building itself, both in the bright sunshine and lit up by floodlights at night. The Suzanne Dellal Center was created out of existing buildings that had fallen into disrepair. Instead of demolishing them, architects carefully renovated the old buildings, preserving their impressive facade while completely rebuilding the inner space.
Today, the building, plaza, and gardens of the Suzanne Dellal Center are among Tel Aviv’s finest public spaces. It’s an ideal spot to rest and enjoy a coffee while the fountain plays in the background.
Don’t miss: A performance by the Inbal Dance Theater, located on the Suzanne Dellal campus, which celebrates and preserves Yemenite culture.
Who is the Suzanne Dellal Center best for?
The Suzanne Dellal Center frequently has shows and performances for children, who also love running around the wide campus and watching the big fountain. If you enjoy the performing arts, the Suzanne Dellal Center is for you.
How much does it cost to visit the Suzanne Dellal Center?
The cost of visiting the Suzanne Dellal Center depends on what you’re going to do. It’s free to wander the beautiful grounds and view any exhibitions set up in the lobby. Lectures generally cost around 70-80 NIS (about $18-22), while performances can cost anything from 80 NIS ($22) for children’s shows, up to 180 NIS ($50) or more for premieres and visiting international troupes.
What to eat at the Suzanne Dellal Center?
At the Suzanne Dellal Center, you'll find plenty of food for the body as well as food for the mind. The campus itself is home to two eateries: Cafe Cafe, and the Bellini, a rustic Italian restaurant. On the doorstep are all the gourmet delights of Neve Tzedek’s food establishments, including the celebrated Dallal, which is named after the Suzanne Dellal Center. It serves high-quality fish, meat, pasta, and risotto dishes in a romantic atmosphere.
Why visit the Suzanne Dellal Center?
From avant-garde performance art and cultural delights to a wonderful outdoor space and local fine dining, there are so many reasons to put the Suzanne Dellal Center on your vacation itinerary.