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Cluj-Napoca National Theatre announces the 7th edition of its annual GATES OPEN DAY, on Sunday, 27 March 2016, celebrating the World Theatre Day. The event will take place from noon until 07:00 p.m. and entrance is free, according to availability.  


This week, more than any other time, all doors to Theatre are open! If you happen to walk on Eroilor Boulevard from 21 to 27 March 2016, you will have a chance to literally darken the doors that bring the citizens of Cluj closer to the theatre world. Look for these enchanted gates, take a selfie with them and share them publically on the National Theatre's Facebook page with #ZPD2016! Be creative! The owners of the most voted photos will be rewarded with invitations at our performances!


In order to celebrate together the World Theatre Day, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre OPENS ITS GATES to people of all ages. Children and adults alike are invited to a series of varied and colorful events within the theatre, a chance to befriend the fascinating world of the theatre art and culture. 

THE EMIGRANTS to participate in the “SLAVIJA 2016“ International Theatre Festival, Belgrade

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre will participate, from 12 to 15 March 2016, in the "SLAVIJA 2016" International Theatre Festival in Belgrade, with the production THE EMIGRANTS by Sławomir Mrożek, director Tudor Lucanu. The performance will take place on 14 March, 08:00 p.m., at the Slavija Theatre, Belgrade.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre is the only representative of Romania in this festival which will also present productions from: Russia, Lithuania, Serbia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Greece and Israel. This is the National Theatre's third participation in the "Slavija" Festival, in 2012 it participated with Zenobia based on Gellu Naum, director Mona Marian and in 2013 with The Other Death of Joan of Arc by Stefan Tsanev, director Nic Ularu, which won the Grand Prize of the Festival.

The 15th edition of the "SLAVIJA" International Theatre Festival will take place from 9 to 16 March 2016 and is an internationally renowned event, recently included in the EFFE family (A pilot project of the European Union to create the European Platform for cultural Festivals, a project initiated by EFA - European Festivals Association).

"The world never stood still. It would be illusory to believe that migrations belong to ancient history and that today the continuous flux of emigration and immigration does not deeply affect the psyche of the contemporary individual. On the contrary, today more than ever, people are forced to other countries by poverty and the hope of a better life. Nowadays, after the harsh experience of totalitarian regimes, to emigrate means to follow your dreams, to gain your freedom, to get even. However, the western dream often turns to suffering, even when the gains seem greater than the losses. How does one pay for leaving his/her homeland? Is freedom still the absolute antonym of slavery? Deeply human, Mrożek's characters are disturbingly honest. Is exile worth it? As long as you risk finding yourself... "


Ștefana Pop-Curșeu

Changes in the schedule for March 2016

Dear spectators,

We would like to inform you of the following changes in the performance schedule for March: 

  • The performances DEATH AND REINCARNATION AS A COWBOY by Rodrigo García, from 20 March, and WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brönte, from 26 March 2016, have been canceled.

Tickets can be reimbursed at the Ticket Agency from 9 March, 11:00 a.m. until 31 March, 05:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased online on, can be changed for another performance of the National Theatre or they can be reimbursed by contacting the representatives of the company at:

  • The performance THE LAST NIGHT OF LOVE, THE FIRST NIGHT OF WAR, based on Camil Petrescu, from 29 March will be replaced by the performance MEIN KAMPF by George Tabori.

Purchased tickets are valid for this performance, can be changed for a different performance, or they can be reimbursed at the Ticket Agency from 9 March, 11:00 a.m. until 31 March, 05:00 p.m.

Tickets purchased online on are valid, can be given back or changed by contacting the representatives of the company at:

We would like to specify that these changes in the schedule are for medical reasons.


We would also like to inform you that the number of performances with EVERY TZARA HAS ITS DADA, script by Ion Pop, Ștefana și Ioan Pop-Curșeu, has been supplemented, another performance will take place on 20 March, 07:00 p.m. 


We apologize for the inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at our performances. 

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre announces the participation of the production ELLING by Axel Hellstenius and Petter Naess, adaptation of the novel Blood Brothers by Ingvar Ambjørnsen, translation and adaptation: Petre Bokor, in the campaign "Artists for artists", an event organized by UNITER and which this year celebrates fifteen editions of active involvement in financially supporting artists with social or health problems. The earnings from ticket sales will be transferred to the Theatre Solidarity Fund, thus becoming the financial basis for supporting artists experiencing difficulties. The performance will take place on the Main Stage, Tuesday, 22 March, 07:00 p.m.