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01 Feb 2021
Special measures in all NTB halls

We inform you that at the beginning of each week, the building of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre will undergo a disinfection of performance halls, booths, rehearsal rooms and actor regrouping halls, an action that is performed with a specific device, cold mist generator, which uses for treatment Bionet A 15, a substance with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal action, approved by the Ministry of Health and registered in the Biocides Register. We mention that this disinfection action is done according to Order no. 3142/1495/2020 of August 31st, 2020 on measures to prevent contamination with the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and to ensure safe activities in the field of culture. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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22 Jan 2021 After 3 months of interruption, the reopening of the NTB season, a vital necessity!
After 3 months of interruption, the reopening of the NTB season, a vital necessity!

The I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest announces the resumption of the performances at the headquarters, in all halls, in compliance with all the norms in force, imposed by the COVID-19 epidemic. The halls will be able to be occupied in proportion to 30 percent of the capacity, therefore we invite you to buy tickets in advance if you want to be among the first spectators to return, after a break of over 3 months, to the theatre.We are ready to resume the season as soon as possible. We need this from all points of view. Spiritual, moral, professional, financial… The theatrical institution, without specific activity, cannot be justified as a living being, as we believe it to be. For us, it is vital to find out that we can open the season", stated the NTB manager, Ion Caramitru.Starting with February 5th, 2021, the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre schedules performances in all halls. Among the first shows you will be able to watch starting with this date are: Romanian Diary.1989 – the NTB premiere of the summer of 2020 and the Little Hell (at the Grand Hall), The Door Mat and The Beauty of Venice in September (Studio Hall), Titanic Orchestra and The Man Who Saw Death (Painting Hall), at the Black Box Hall - the latest show, Incognito by Nick Payne, as well as Anonymous Venetian, or 20 Years in Siberia, thus a wide range of repertoire offers, completed, at the Media Hall, where on Sunday, at 11.00, the Magician of Stories invites the youngest of the NTB spectators to a reunion with The Theatre Game and the World of Romanian Fairy Tales.The complete schedule of the next period can be read on the theatre`s website,, in Calendar.Tickets go on sale at the NTB Ticket Office starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at 11.00, as well as online on the platform. The NTB Ticket Office opening hours from January 23rd to February 4th: between 11.00 and 18.00, and on Monday, January 25th from 10.00 to 16.00. On February 5th, 6th and 7th, 2021 - from 10.00 to 19.00.At the same time, we invite you to stay connected to our internet pages, website and NTB Facebook ( to find out news and possible schedule changes. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

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18 Nov 2020 Project competition. 9G at NTB - 7th edition
Project competition. 9G at NTB - 7th edition

The “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest, through the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation launches the 7th edition of the programme 9Gat NTB (New Generation) which addresses young theatre creators, graduates of the specialized faculties, up to 35 years old, not employed in entertainment institutions. The programme was launched in January 2014, so far 23 projects have been selected, 18 of them being included in The 9G Season at NTB. 9G at NTB takes place at the Small Hall, a space intended exclusively for young artists. 9G at NTB: - The “IL Caragiale” National Theatre of Bucharest through the “Ion Sava” Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation provides the space for the preparation of the show, at the Small Hall or in one of the theatre's rehearsal halls, for a period of four weeks (of which one week on the Small Hall stage). Depending on the rehearsal program of the theatre and the availability of spaces (rehearsal rooms, foyers, etc.) or the difficulty of the proposed project, the time given to the preparation of the show may be extended. - NTB provides the technical facilities at the Small Hall, the costume warehouse, the set store, the props, the theatre workshops, without making any additional investment related to the production of the show, but also the logistical support and advice from the theatre. - The performances resulting from the selected projects will have 3 free performances, with free admission, without the payment of copyright or related rights. - Following the performances with the audience, and with the agreement of the NTB Artistic Council, the show can be taken over in the repertoire of the Small Hall, in the 9G Season at NTB, benefiting from minimal investments in production, payment of royalties, according to the recipe and performances, and promotion. Conditions for participation in the pre-selection of projects: - The team proposing the project must be composed of independent artists, graduates of the specialized faculties, with a maximum age of 35 years. - There is no requirement or restriction in relation to the written texts (classical and contemporary drama) or the type of aesthetics proposed, but it is of advantage the concept of the show that relies mainly on the art of the actor. The projects will be sent by email to: They will include (according to the attached form): the directorial concept of the show (maximum 2 pages); cast, resume of team members. (Links to recordings of shows the team members have worked on can be added or recorded performances can be sent via transfer). The technical needs of the project will also be mentioned in detail. The play, the adaption for the stage, the script (any text underlying the project) must be put together in a separate document. The registration of the projects is made starting with November 19th, 2020, until January 31st, 2021, and until February 28th, the shortlisted titles and teams will be announced. Following a discussion with the teams, the selected titles will be decided to start rehearsals, in the first stage of the 9G programme (according to the regulations).   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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