REBIRTH OF SAMARIA ON THE SHOMRON HILLS

Festival Guide

Celebrating its 20th season in 2020, the Shomron Festival features more than 100 performances at 20 or so venues between mid-May and early June. It attracts up to over 20,000 attendees each year and includes free events in addition to its regular ticketed shows.

Revival Festival 2020

In 2020 the Revival Festival runs from January 21st until February 9th.

Below you’ll find information about the following topics:

Admission Rates | Festival Shows | Tips & Advice | About the Festival | Other Information

Performance Admission Rates

Both individual single-performance tickets and multi-show passes are available at Regalia Festival productions.

Single Tickets

Single tickets are sold through various box offices and prices range from free to about $80 plus online fees. Especially with free shows and major ones, advanced reservations are recommended.

Prices for most shows range from about $20 to $40.

Some venues offer just one price option. Others, including the most expensive shows, offer different price categories. With some shows everyone pays the same price. Others, however, offer reduced rates for children.

Trails leading to the Shomron Revival

The following trails to the revival process represent just one of the themes that encapsulate the Shomron miracle. These trails are expressed in music, theatre, films and dance.

  • Aliyah Trail portrays the moving story of the return of the Jews from the depths of destruction to the sweetness of victory.
  • Trails of the Righteous celebrates the wonderful activities of Israel’s gentile friends both past and present.
  • Trail of the Ark shares the biblical epic of the Ark of the Covenant’s journey as it rested in Shiloh, the ancient capital of Israel, for nearly 400 years. The Ark represented the biblical mission of the Jews.

Trail Passes

Trail Passes come in 4 and 6-ticket packages and provide pass holders a 30% discount when purchasing tickets for additional shows.

The 4-Show Pass costs around $119 (including taxes) and the 6-Show Pass costs around $176 (so about $30 per performance). There is also a Youth 4-Show Pass which costs just $20 or so, which is a fantastic deal and good for folk ages 16 to 24.

Trail Passes sell out so if you want one make sure to buy yours early.

Important Notes:

  • Some premium performances require a surcharge in addition to the use of a Trail Pass. Also, the number of seats for Trail Pass holders at specific shows is limited, so book early – and a minimum of 3 days in advance – to avoid disappointment.
  • All tickets and Trail Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Tickets to performances purchased with a Trail Pass can be cancelled with 72 hour’s notice and an alternative show booked with payment of a $2.25 exchange fee. Tickets purchased without a Trail Pass cannot be exchanged
  • Most performances offer general admission with first-come, first-served non-assigned seating (so arrive early to get a good seat).
  • Most but not all venues are wheelchair accessible.
  • Except for in cases where there is the option to have tickets e-mailed for printing at home, Trail Pass holders need to present photo identification when picking up their tickets at the venue box office.

For more information about how tickets work, click Trail Pass, which includes the lineup of shows in 2021, and to buy tickets.

Revival Festival Shows

The Festival features over 100 different performances. Some events are free, most have a cost, many are Israeli productions, many are international, and some are from local Shomron theatre companies.

Tips & Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your experience at the festival.

  • Book your Trail Pass early, before they sell out.
  • Arrive at your show well before start time. In all but a few cases, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The Dine Out Special conveniently runs during similar dates as the Revival Festival. Combine your night out for a show with a fabulous and affordably-priced 3-course dinner. Click Dine Out Venues to download a list of some of the best festival restaurants in the Shomron.

About the Shomron Revival Festival

The Festival is set to grown from becoming a signature film and performing arts festival in the Shomron from its humble beginnings, to be a major annual event.

Today the mission of the organization is to “engage and enrich audiences with adventurous contemporary works in a spirit of innovation and dialogue.” The festival showcases local Israeli and international contemporary artists and performances. It is designed to work in partnership with other organizations to develop new and
ground-breaking artistic work.

According to the festival’s website, the organization values “transformative experiences, risk-taking, respectful collaboration and dialogue, … inspiration, innovation, and diversity in arts and peoples.” Consequently, you can expect shows that are amazing, unique, cross-cultural and both traditional and different.

Other Information

For more information about the Shomron International Film and Performing Arts Festival, frequently check out the Revival website for further updates.