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We welcome you to GATES OPEN NIGHT!

The team of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre happily invites you to a new edition of its yearly event, GATES OPEN NIGHT, which will take place on December 10, 2016. Entrance is free, according to seat availability.  

Together with many other events taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., this year's edition has also prepared many workshops. You can participate, directly on the theatre's main stage, in an ARGENTINIAN TANGO initiation workshop, held by Ștefan Perșe and Roxana Iovănesc, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Also at 6:00 p.m., the Mask workshop, held by the director Tudor Lucanu and the set designer Cristian Rusu, the Ornament Painting Workshop, coordinated by Ilinca and Dora Baba, and the Illustration Workshop, by Maria Surducan.

At the same time, we invite you to enroll and participate in two other workshops, based on rehearsals, and, during the event you will have the chance to go on stage and, together with your coordinators, to demonstrate what you have learned. As a result, the STEP Workshop held by Adrian Strâmtu, will be on stage from 7:50 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., and the I-CLOWN Workshop will pe presented in the "Euphorion" Studio, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For these two workshops, participation is according to availability and through preliminary enrollment at the email address:, no later than December 5, and are open to persons over 18. 

Further details about the event, as well as the detailed program, available here

Premios Goya, offered by the Art and Cinema Science Academy in Spain, rewards the best films of 2016, their filmmakers, as well as the actors that contributed to their success. One hundred and fifty films have been considered. The favorite for the awards to be given next year is the feature film La madre, nominated in fifteen categories. Among these, for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role", there is also Ovidiu Crișan for the role Bogdan, alongside such distinguished actors as Liam Neeson, Rupert Everett, Julian Sands. For the same film, the director Alberto Morais was nominated in the category Golden Spike within Valladolid International Film Festival 2016. 

Maia Morgenstern to perform on the stage of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre is happy and honored to have on stage the actress Maia Morgenstern, in one of the most emotional and powerful productions directed by Mihai Măniuțiu. The production AT YOUR COMMAND, FÜHRER! by Brigitte Schwaiger, translated by Dan Stoica, will be performed in Cluj on 4 December, at 7:00 p.m., on the main stage. The choreography is signed by Andrea Gavriliu, stage design: Adrian Damian, costumes: Claudia Castrase, music: Șerban Ursachi, lighting design: Lucian Moga, and alongside Maia Morgenstern the cast is also comprised of: Alexandra Dușa, Valentin Oncu, Raluca Radu, Ștefania Misăilă, Nadina Cîmpianu, Bogdan Ujeniuc, Cătălin Mocan, Sînziana Pintean, Mihaela Ceaicovschi, Alexandra Cheroiu, Claudia Moroșanu, Cristina Bogza, Vlad Marin, Corinias Caraba, Iuliana Danciu, Andreea Jurj, Andrei Gîjulete, Bogdan Sălceanu, George Olar, Theodor Gabăr, Andrei Han and Alex Macavei.

The theatre critic Mircea Morariu describes Maia Morgenstern's performance in this production, an actress whom he calls the "absolute actress", as "one of the biggest, best, and most overwhelming parts of her recent, mature, career". The production was selected and presented this year at the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest. We now invite you to enjoy with it together at Cluj-Napoca National Theatre. 

Award for directing for the production SELFIE

The production SELFIE received the Award for Directing in Bucharest, were it had been selected to participate on Wednesday, 23 November, within the Multiart Festival at Nottara Theatre. The production was directed by Andreea Iacob, who also conceived the script, and has a cast comprised exclusively of inmates. The production is a partnership between Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and Gherla Maximum Security Prison, Cluj-Napoca exterior section, our theatre being the first one in the country to produce and present in its repertoire a production with inmates.


The Multiart Festival for inmates is organized by the National Penitentiary Administration and took place at Nottara Theatre in Bucharest from the 23rd to the 24th of November. The jury was comprised of Mircea M. Ionescu, Andreea Bârsan, Pompilius Onofrei, Ioana Mihaela Morar and Andreea Neagoe.