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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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08 Dec 2020 Innovative exhibition of restored goods from the Collection of the Bucharest National Theatre
Innovative exhibition of restored goods from the Collection of the Bucharest National Theatre

      On December 8th, 2020, starting with 1:00 p.m., the lobby of the Grand Hall of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, will host the first promotional event of the project Innovative exhibition of restored goods from the collection of the Bucharest National Theatre Museum, a project financed by the EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program. The opening conference of the project will be attended by representatives of the beneficiary of the funding - the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, as well as project partners: National Art Museum of Romania, National Village Museum "Dimitrie Gusti", National Military Museum King Ferdinand I and the National Library of Romania. The conference will be broadcast live, online, on NTB YouTube channel and on the Project and NTB Facebook pages. The project aims to improve the management of cultural heritage, improve cultural entrepreneurship, develop new skills and create new jobs. The project will lead to the organization of an innovative exhibition that will bring to the public 38 restored movable property, the development of new skills in the workplace for project team members and the creation of 3 new jobs at the NTB Museum. The "IL Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest is, at national level, the only public institution of performances that holds in its patrimony impressive collections of cultural goods, historical mirrors of the evolution of Romanian drama and performing arts. Following the reconstruction and redevelopment of the National Theatre, a generous space (650 sqm) was devoted to the NTB Museum, in which spectators and visitors have access right from the main entrance of the theatre, from the Grand Hall lobby. In recent years, the NTB Museum has undergone an extensive process of reorganizing and reinventing the collections it holds. The data resulting from the inventory show that the collection of the NTB Museum comprises 227 paintings, 213 sculptures, 500 drawings, 157 costumes and accessories, 390 decorations and medals, 150 personal objects of the actors, and in the museum's warehouses there are numerous posters, photos and prints that will enter the collection of the National Theatre Library. The reorganization of the Museum is achieved on modern principles and according to the rigours of the Law on Heritage, Museums and Collections and the rules on inventory, restoration and classification of movable cultural assets, being a real challenge for the NTB team. The project "Innovative exhibition with restored cultural assets" is therefore a welcome support for the performance in the best possible conditions of these activities and a significant step towards the reopening of the Museum to the general public. The project responds to the needs expressed both by the target groups (actors and technical and administrative staff of the Bucharest National Theatre, theatrologists, historians and theatre critics in Bucharest and in the country), and by the NTB audience. According to a market study conducted by NTB in ​​2019, among the population of Bucharest, aged 18-64, NTB attracts the largest audience segment - approximately 45%. The NTB audience is the most culturally active, 6 out of 10 of the NTB spectators have attended more than 6 artistic events in the last year and most of them went, in addition to theatre performances, to museums / exhibitions, cinema, concerts. Taking into account these data, the project aims to increase the number of visitors to the Bucharest National Theatre by at least 30%, targeting especially young audiences, in line with the slogan promoted by the current NTB communication team: "A new theatre for a new audience. ” The project activities will be carried out by the teams of the "IL Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest in collaboration with the teams of the four partner institutions. The Bucharest National Theatre will ensure the management of the project which involves permanent monitoring of all activities, communication and relations with partners, expertise of cultural assets, preparation of documentation for classification of assets, submission to the National Commission of Museums and Collections, monitoring of acquisitions and financial operations project, communication and promotion of the project, as well as the organization of the innovative exhibition. The project partners, through their own restoration departments and specialized laboratories, will carry out the examination, physical and chemical investigations, treatment, conservation and restoration of the heritage objects that will be entrusted to them. The opening conference of the project will present to the public, through the guests present at the event, details about the objectives, activities, results of the project, as well as team members who will take part in their activities: managers, restorers, experts. The event will also be attended by representatives of the RO-CULTURE Program by which the project was funded. *** EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations with the 15 beneficiary states in Eastern and Southern Europe and the Baltic States. These funding mechanisms are established on the basis of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which brings together EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners in the internal market. In total, the three states contributed 3 3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and 1,55 billion for the funding period 2014 - 2021. More details are available on and The RO-CULTURE program is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and has as general objective the consolidation of economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. More details are available on: Project Facebook page: (still under construction)LinkedIn project page: Translated by Simona Nichiteanu            

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