Katara Amphitheatre combines classical Greek theatre and traditional Islamic features. It's located in the heart of Katara, standing regally under the skies and overlooking the clear blue seas. The 3,275 sqm landmark hosts memorable world-class events throughout the year and can even seat up to 5,000 people!
Wide-angle lens (21mm)
How to get there
N25° 21' 37.0692"E51° 31' 34.518"
This image was taken inside the Katara Ampitheatre. The easiest way to reach the amphitheatre is to walk or take a golf cart from Katara Mosque.
If you have a car, you can park your car in the designated free parking spaces in Katara or use the free underground parking lot. You can also take public transport via Red Line.
Once you're near the ampitheatre, reference the GPS coordinates and you'll find yourself in the middle of the outdoor performance center.
When to go
The best time to photograph the Katara Ampitheatre will be during the beginning of the year when the weather is colder, but realistically, you can visit during any month.
The morning will provide beautiful lighting conditions and you'll also have the opportunity to take a photo with just your model in it. The theatre will get busier throughout the day.
I brought my 12-24mm lens and loved using it here because I could fit the entire ampitheatre in my frame.
You could also bring along a zoom lens to capture more of the details of the architecture.
Since the theatre is neutral, I wanted my model to have on darker clothing. I think it makes them stand out more and they serve as a strong focal point with the contrast.
I liked using the wall texture to play around with different compositions. Experiment and see how you can make the most of the environment!
The endless pathways of Katara's buildings are guaranteed to provide something new and exciting to discover on every visit.
As the largest cultural project of Qatar, Katara is the hub where the community gathers to savor the flourishing art scene, dine at one of the many fine-dining options available or enjoy a pleasant evening walk.
Stroll down the beach promenade and enjoy a karak (spicy tea), take a boat ride from Katara Beach, indulge in luxury shopping at Galeries Lafayette or dine at a cafe in Katara.