Campus activities:
The Student Union issues a weekly newsletter in English detailing notable events and activities on campus. Find out about shows, concerts, guest lectures, food contests, sales, fun events, etc. Sign up:

The Negev Museum of Art Located in the residence of the Turkish governor in the Old Town and the old mosque near it. This small museum contains an art collection and has changing exhibits

Art Classes - Ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, etc.
Location: HaAtzmaut 26, Old City; Classes every day
Price: 50 NIS. Trial class: 20 NIS. Student discount available
Contact: moc.llednerhannah|tra#moc.llednerhannah|tra (English)

Holit Folk Dance Theatre of Makif Vav - 08 623 4377
Operating out of one of Beer-Sheva's comprehensive high schools, over the past 20 years. Holit has become one of the premier amateur dance groups in Israel. Aiming at recreating Israeli and other folk dances as well as developing original material that incorporates traditional Jewish themes and material, Holit has represented Israel in the US, Europe, and the Far East.

Beer Sheva City Orchestra -
Although called an orchestra, this would be called a band or wind ensemble in the US (Flute/clarinet/sax/trumpet/horns/tuba/percussion/etc.). Practice is every Sunday night from 8-10:30pm, and there are about 6 concert performances throughout the year. Members of the orchestra include adults of all backgrounds - students, and professionals. Great conductor!

The Israel Symphonietta - 08 623 1616
HaMeshacrerim Street near Yitzhak Rager Street, beside the Central Library. The Israel Sinfonietta has grown from a chamber orchestra into a small symphonic orchestra acclaimed both in Israel and abroad. Tickets may be purchased for individual performances or on a subscription basis. Student discounts available on subscriptions at the ASRN office.

BGU Chamber Music –
There is a chamber music program at the university that is open to musicians of all skill levels. Musicians are placed together in small groups based on ability, & practice a chosen work for one hour per week. There are performance opportunities throughout the year. If interested, contact organizers Ute Deichmann and Danny Lachish: moc.liamg|ynadetu#moc.liamg|ynadetu. In the past, MSIH students have really enjoyed this!

Light Opera Group of the Negev – One theater/musical production in English per year. If interested, keep in mind that they start casting parts and rehearsing around August.

Hatzerim Israel Airforce Museum

Monument to the Negev Brigade

Abraham's Well -Located at the edge of the Old Town and on the Wadi Beer Sheva, this small site contains the well where according to tradition Abraham made the oath with Abimeleh

Old Turkish train station and museum 65 Tuviahu St. Near the old town, 08-6234613
Australian Soldier Park

Pool/Billiards and Bowling
Interpol - BIG Shopping Center 08 297 7726
Billiard Magic - 81 Shloshet Bnei Ein Harod, Old City 08 627 1732
Bowling Beer Sheva - BIG Shopping Center 08 623 6236

Movie Theaters
Rav Hen - Kanyon Hanegev 08 623 5278
One Plaza, across from BIG
Orie - Kanyon Avia 08 610 3111
Negativ - Ben Gurion University Kreitman Lecture Halls Building. Negativ presents new movies including cult, foreign, Israeli genres and exceptional cinematic events at especially cheap prices. Two air conditioned theaters are located in building 26 of the campus, second floor. They are open six days per week at 21:00 and movie listings are updated on the student union web site and notice boards in the university. Check what's showing and buy tickets here

Main article: Fitness
Performance Rock- climbing gym and yoga classes

Students are issued an ID card that allows them unlimited use of the BGU sports facilities. Facilities include: a 25m outdoor swimming pool; a 25m heated indoor swimming pool; 6 all- weather outdoor tennis courts; fully equipped gymnasium; a full-length basketball stadium; a variety of classes. A membership fee of 350 NIS per year is required by all BGU students to use the gym and workout equipment, which also covers insurance. Students are required to submit a letter of approval from a family doctor before they are granted access to the workout room.

Annual Events

  • The Beersheva Wine Festival
  • The Beersheva Light Run

See also
Bars and clubs
Open on Shabbat