The performing arts scene, if it can be called that, in Giza consists of a nightly sound and light show, a highlight of which is the narration by the Sphinx. Yes, it talks. Several shows are offered nightly, which a rotating schedule of languages. Shows occur nightly at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. during the winter and 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. during the summer.

For more performing arts options, you'll want to head to Cairo. Within Cairo you'll find:

  • Cairo Opera House -- home to the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Symphany Orchestra, the opera house also hosts a number of international perfomances.
  • Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe -- this dance troupe offers performances of Sufi dancing at the Sarayatt al-Gabal theatre.
  • Beit al-Harrawi -- located in Islamic Cairo, Beit al-Harrawi hosts free classical Arabian music performances the first Thursday of every month.