The I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest is a public cultural institution, of national importance, with judicial personality; it represents an institution of performances and repertoires; it is funded from its own capital and from the subventions provided by the state budget, under the Ministry of Culture. The theatre aims to promote the cultural and the artistic values, both from Romania and from abroad, on national and international areas ROF.
With an existence of more than 160 years, (the Great Theatre was founded in December 1852), the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest is truly a national cultural brand and it is one of the main promoters of the Romanian image abroad NTB history.
Numberless actors have performed on the scene of the NTB team. The theatre often hosts tours of the companies from abroad and, to his turn, performs on different international stages, as part of bilateral and multilateral partnerships.
Given the reconstructions of the building and the resizing of the institution, which are occuring an the present, the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest is planning to inlcude - under the motto A new theatre for a new public- a multi-valent cultural vocation, as well; therefore, the institution will become a complex cultural center, which will include not only halls for the current repertoire, but also spaces for exhibitions or other alternative spaces, with a NTB museum, a lecture hall for the theatrical documentation, libraries, caffees, etc. , in which different projects will take place, as part of the programme entitled NTB- Paratheatrical NTB Paratheatrical.