Who we are?

The Jesuit Cultural Center of Alexandria (J.C.C) is an independent non profitable institution, founded by the Jesuits in 1953.

Its main purpose is human formation of those (especially the youth) who are willing to contribute positively to the human development of society with all the challenges of modern culture.

Therefore, the Center is offering a broad formation program with artistic, intellectual and cultural leadership training activities that concern the well-balanced development of the whole human person.

This program expresses the respect and belief in the common value of every human person and promotes the values of beauty, well-done work, citizenship responsibility, equality and justice without any religious, social, political or gender segregation.

The Garage Theater

The Garage Theater is a multi-purpose artistic and cultural space designed to provide, support and assist artists from Egypt and abroad in presenting their various visions and presenting them to the public in Alexandria.

It also seeks to provide artistic programs aimed at raising public taste and encouraging young artists to put their ideas and training amateurs in the fields of theater, cinema and music. In 1999, the architect Fayez Saad Atallah (founder of the Jesuit Cultural Center) and architect Tariq Abul Fotouh (Founder of the Arab Youth Theater Fund) met to develop a general concept of the cultural policy that can be implemented in the garage, taking into account the context of the place and its audience.

Needs and Possibilities. On this basis, an engineering vision was developed to serve that concept.

Thus, the relationship between the cultural artistic choice and the engineering structure of this space arose.But how?The initial agreement was that the “garage” was a wide-open space for the reception of different types of arts, which in turn introduced new, unconventional forms.And thus, a renewed relationship with the public was created, calling for positive follow-up rather than negative reception.

The architect built a multi-use space that allows the movement of walls and the transfer of seats, according to the requirements of the show.

From this perspective, we can understand the vitality of the relationship between show and the audience.

A relationship against conventional stability and dull repetition that leads to the slackening of mind and conscience.