Al Kasaba Theatre was established in Jerusalem 1970 with the name of Theatre Arts group. This name was changed in 1984 to become the Shawk Theatre. In order to adapt and meet the experimental theatre requirements the group changed the name again in 1986 to become the Artistic Workshop.
In 1989 Al Kasaba Theatre was renovated in Jerusalem to host cinema and theatre activities also as an exhibition and a restaurant.
In 1998 the renovation of Al Jameel Cinema that was closed in 1987 started to become Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque. This place which was opened in the early 90’s as a theatre (Al Siraj Theatre), was not well equipped.
Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque is the first place that meet the artistic and technical requirement, and the only place where the Palestinian artists, actors and filmmakers can use to produce and show their productions.
Since it was opened in June 2000, Al Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque in Ramallah it became the address of creativity and the most important artistic venue in Palestine.