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What can you see at Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, at the beginning of the year? PLAYLIST (Ringasd el magad) by C.C. Buricea-Mlinarcic, the first production of the New Year, director and set designer Tudor Lucanu, which will take place in the "Euphorion" Studio, on Saturday, 7 January 2017, at 07:00 p.m.: the nineteen year story - between 1989 and 2008 - of a Romanian-Hungarian family, from the "golden age", without any electricity, heat and with rationalized food, to, eventually, democracy. A democracy where the former secret police officers are now prosperous businessmen and, when discovered, they will, of course, deny everything: "I am a mere businessman over his head in changing the face of his country...".

If you wish to learn more, we invite you to our production, benefiting also from an ingenious set design conceived by the director Tudor Lucanu, who stated: "Playlist is the history of a mixed family, which begins during the Communist period in Romania and slowly moves towards the to the new social forms. Playlist is a recent history. A history that has shaped us all and that still shapes us, whether we want it or not. A history that you cannot control, rather it controls you. A subjugated history of manipulation in all its forms". 

On Thursday, 22 December 2016, we would like to invite you to the National Theatre to the celebrate together the coming of age of the production One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Dale Wasserman, our theatre's most longeval production!

The opening took place on 27 December 1998, but the cast changed over time. The following remained faithful: Cristina Pardanschi as Nurse Ratched, Dragoș Pop as Chief Bromden, Dan Chiorean as Billy Bibbit, Petre Băcioiu as Dale Harding and Sorin Misirianțu as doctor Spivey. The following joined the cast: Cătălin Herlo (Scanlon), Ruslan Bârlea (Chestwick), Adrian Cucu (Martini), Silvius Iorga (Ruckly), Diana Buluga (Nurse Flinn), Patricia Brad (Candy Star), Adriana Băilescu (Sandra), Matei Rotaru (Aide Warren), Emanuel Petran (Aide Williams), Radu Lărgeanu (Ellis) and Cătălin Codreanu (Matterson). The part of the rebellious McMurphy, initially played by Dorin Andone, was taken over by Ionuț Caras. The production was directed by Marius Oltean, and the set designed was created by architect Horațiu Mihaiu.

For this festive performance, we have prepared a surprise for our faithful spectators: the main role will be played, alternately, by Dorin Andone and Ionuț Caras, and the part of Martini, by both Ioan Isaiu, and Adrian Cucu

Exceptionally, immediately after this performance, those interested in the story of this production are invited to remain for a passionate discussion with the actors!


To get us in the mood of the production, we have decided to ask the actors Dan Chiorean, Dorin Andone, Ionuț Caras and Ioan Isaiu a few questions. 

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.

Season passes for 2017 are now available for sale

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre has begun the sale of season passes for 2017. Divided into several categories, they offer you the possibility to see our productions at attractive prices.

The season passes JUNIOR, YOUNG and SENIOR cost 45 RON, are designed exclusively for pupils, students and senior citizens respectively, and consist of six theatre tickets for them and a guest to any of the theatre's performances, except for premieres. The SILVER and GOLD season passes, costing 80 RON and 120 RON respectively, can be purchased by all categories of spectators and ensure preferential seating arrangements in the theatre hall.


The PLATINUM season ticket, costing 1.200 RON, grants access for two persons to an unlimited number of performances, including premieres, guaranteeing the best seats in the hall.


Season passes can be purchased at the Theatre's Ticket Agency: Ștefan cel Mare Square, no. 14. The Silver, Gold or Platinum season passes can also be purchased online, at Further information available here.