From sheared to king, the incredible story of King David comes to life

The KING DAVID show at the Tower of David Museum is a unique nighttime experience, in which the majestic story of David, from shepherd-to-king, comes to life in an incredible cinematic production projected onto the walls and archaeological excavations of the ancient citadel.

The production uses art, film and music to tell the timeless story of David in a multi-sensory celebration of images and sound that illuminates the citadel as it comes to life with the stories of it’s past.

The story begins 3000 years ago with the young and handsome shepherd boy in the fields of Bethlehem who is anointed by the Prophet Samuel. This young boy is also a courageous warrior, poet and gifted musician who becomes a resourceful leader. After the death of King Saul, when the Tribes of Israel chose David as King, he ascended to Jerusalem to establish his capital.

The iconic story, recorded in the Bible and various archaeological finds, has been an inspiration for artists all over the western world for centuries. The show includes experiencing an exciting virtual tour of some of the greatest works of art by Chagall, Matisse, Michelangelo and others with a cutting edge artistic technology which pays a tribute to the artists, painters and sculptors who immortalized the image of the celebrated King David.

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Creators: Skertzo company, France, original music: Alexandre Levy, sound effects: Jean Goudier, curator of the show: Renee Sivan, Tower of David Museum.
The show is made possible with the help of the Jerusalem Municipality, the Ministry of Tourism, the Israel Government Tourist Corporation and the Jerusalem Foundation.

Information about the Show:

* Show run-time is 45 minutes. The show is in an open air space, we recommend that you dress warmly.
* The show begins with a walk through the courtyard followed by the viewing of the main performance.
* The KING DAVID show is wheelchair and visual accessible.
* The KING DAVID show will not take place in the event of extreme weather conditions (Visitors will be notified in case of cancellation).
* The museum and the permanent exhibition close at 18:00.
* No flash photography allowed during the performance in all areas of the citadel so not to disturber the show.
* Due to the nature of the show – late entrances are not allowed.

Admission Fees:

The KING DAVID show Two in one*: Museum Admission + The KING  DAVID show
Adult 65 NIS 80 NIS
Senior (Israeli Citizenship)/Student 60 NIS 65 NIS
Child 3 to 18 55 NIS 65 NIS
Soldier/ disabled 40 NIS 50 NIS

* Combination Ticket: A discounted price for a combined ticket to the KING DAVID show and a visit to the Tower of David Museum during the day. The day-time visit can take place any time within a year of the purchase of the ticket. Entrance to the KING DAVID show must be booked in advance through the museum reservation center or at the box office. The Museum is closed to visitors during late afternoon and evening hours and  during the  showing of the KING DAVID show.

* Booking tickets through our Reservation Center: +972-2-6265333, direct Line (Israel only): *2884.
* Tickets on the night can be bought at the Box Office if not sold out, we recommend booking in advance.
* Group booking: +972-2-6265327, +972-2-6265311,
* Please note, cancellations will be accepted within 7 business days of the date of the show.


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Sound Consultant: Shuly Oded  |  Control Room: PROAV  |  Projectors: Digital Projections  |  Light Programming: Litone

Tower of David Museum:

Director: Eilat Lieber  |  Deputy Director: Tamar Berliner  |  Technical management and production: Yehuda Vaaknin  |  Finance Director: Uriel Dagan  |  Technicians: Nadav Gerber, Tomer Milberg  |  Logo Design: David Haliva

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