The New Church in Baabdath is nested in the heart of the town. Conceived with the latest acoustic techniques, it can host up to 450 guests all seated comfortably on individual seats. Thanks to the Maronite Parish, the New Church is home for the majority of the concerts.
Baabdath is located up the hills of Metn District in Mount Lebanon at an average altitude of 950 meters above sea level, and is 22 KM away from Beirut. It is accessible via several roads mainly the Metn Express Highway (23-minute drive from Beirut Central District). This fast route makes access to the concerts hassle free, particularly in autumn when the traffic is light and the weather pleasant.
The Maronite Parish Hall is located on the intersection of Street 20 and 21 (21-B). Signs leading to the church are marked: ‘THE NEW CHURCH’.
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Valet parking service is available as an option.
TIME AND SEATING
All performances start at 8:00 pm sharp. Guests showing up late will be asked to wait at the door until the intermission. We do not take reservations. Seating is free on a first come first seated basis.
CONCERT HALL DOORS OPEN AT 7:15 PM
While admission to all concerts is free of charge and without tickets, donations are welcome on the evenings of the performances. Children below 7 years old are not admitted.
FREE TRANSPORT BY BUS
In 2022, we partnered with NAKHAL to offer free transport from Beirut to Baabdath, and back to Beirut by bus. Departure from Sami El Solh Avenue at 6:30 pm. Make sure you book your seat early enough as bus capacities are limited.
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