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This year's GATES OPEN NIGHT was one of the most beautiful editions yet! We would like to thank you all for accepting our invitation! The spectators that took part in the workshops learned tango and step, discovered and experienced the secrets of clowns, painted ornaments, designed masks and drew illustrations. Together, we enjoyed the film THE FILM BOOTH, based on interviews with the participants in this spring's edition of GATES OPEN DAY (the film is available here as of today), and then, spectators had the opportunity to address questions to our actors, Adriana Băilescu, Sânziana Tarța, Adrian Cucu, Miron Maxim. THE MUSIC OF FILMS filled both the auditorium and the main stage of the theatre: approximately 40 young instrumentalists held an emotional and energetic symphonic concert, performing the soundtracks of famous films, conducted by Dalma Kovacs. Music continued on our stage, with a concert held by Ada Milea, accompanied by our colleagues, the actors Anca Hanu, Sânziana Tarța, Cristian Rigman and Miron Maxim. The event ended with a stand-up comedy performance by Dragoș Pop. Doamna T Café, joining us again this year, was the host of a book launch, the fictional novel The Diary of My First Death by Ioana Duda (Herg Benet Publishing House, Bucharest), a book presented by Dragoș Filioreanu and Iulia Iacob.


Throughout the event, the foyers of the theatre hosted the DADA ZONE, consisting of the REDADA exhibition created by Rareș Stoica and CINEMA DADA, where spectators could watch archive films, but also numerous stands: A CHRISTMAS  FAIR with objects designed by disabled children  through the Art Therapy Workshops organized by the Dezelas Association; ABILITIES BEYOND DISABILITIES, exhibition with objects designed by the students of the Special High school for the Visually Impaired Cluj-Napoca; THE MISTIQUE MOTH, paper jewelry made by Carmen Orășanu; RONNA ART, exhibition with wool decorative objects made by Geanina Silaghi; PEYO, plant, fruit and seed figurines made by Ioana Perșa; ICONS ON GLASS EXHIBITION by Bogdan Bretoiu. The BOOK SHOP of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre was also open all through the event.


Approximately 3.000 spectators joined us for this year's edition of GATES OPEN NIGHT! We would like to thank you all and we look forward to welcoming you to our future events! 


The event took place on 10 December 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m., on the Main Stage, in the "Euphorion" Studio and in the theatre's foyers. Entrance was free, according to seat availability. 



director: Alexandra Felseghi

choreography: Melinda Jakab

Cast: Roxana Fânaţă, Robert Cristian

HIM: Look me in the eyes and tell me: what do you want from me?

HER: I want you to kill me.

It's a simple story, like all complicated things: it can be my story, your story, theirs or the other's, of the Suitcase-Woman and of the Umbrella-Man. Maybe we have seen each other before, maybe we have spent some time together, thus becoming more estranged than before. Strangers and acquaintances at the same time. I can be hurt by you. I can be nourished by you. It's a simple story, like the paradox of loneliness in a happy ending. "Heteroclite" is a production that combines the playfulness of the Theatre of the Absurd with that of contemporary dance.

a production CREATE.ACT.ENJOY

photo credits: Alin Barbir 

Ticket prices:
25 lei, 20 lei;
10 lei (discounts for pupils, students and pensioners)

stand-up comedy with Dragoș Pop


Performed in English


"There was a time when they were together, believing their life was perfect, but the child grew up. They are now trying to re-establish their couple life, but betrayal lurks.  


Will he forgive her, will she manage to understand him, what will happen to the child? She is science, he is faith, The Child- the Romanian people. 


It’s the troubling story with an unsettling ending about not meeting.


The production cover an extremely diverse interpretative and expression areal, orchestrated, coordinated and performed by a great dramatic actor, defined not only as an unavoidable ludic reference, but most especially as an irreplaceable pedagogical one."



Dragoș Pop



by Mihai Măniuțiu


director: Mihai Măniuţiu

dramaturgy: Anca Măniuţiu

choreography: Andrea Gavriliu

set design: Tudor Lucanu

original music and musical illustration: Mihai Dobre

video projection with the extraordinary participation of Marcel Iureş



Andrea Gavriliu

Vladimir Albu

Teodora Budescu

Roxana Fânaţă

Flavia Giurgiu

Adrian Loghin

Camelia Pintilie

Ana Pop

Antonia Teişanu

Vlad Troncea


A production of the “Tony Bulandra“  Theatre, Târgoviște