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The NTB guided tours are resumed, with 3 tours per day, 7 days out of 7!

08 February 2021

The IL Caragiale National Theatre announces the resumption, starting with Monday, February 8th, 2021, of the Theatre Guided Tours, with 3 daily tours, 7 days out of 7! The new halls, workshops and backstage of the National Theatre can be visited. In order to comply with the provisions in force imposed by the pandemic, the number of participants in each tour is limited to 6 people. The new schedule of these tours is as follows: Monday - tours start at 12.00, 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. From Tuesday to Sunday - tours start at 2.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. Tickets are on sale at both the TheatreBox Office (located in the Grand Hall lobby, with entrance in front of NTB), as well as online, on the MyStage platform. The price of a ticket is 10 lei, and the duration of a visit will be 45 minutes. The meeting place will be the Grand Hall lobby, in front of the Box Office. Please show up a quarter of an hour before your chosen time to visit the theatre, even if you have purchased tickets online. Participation is made within the 6 available places. For more information, phone: 021 314.71.71 - NTB Box Office. Based on a prior telephone request between 10.00 - 14.00 at no. 0744 633 188 (Mr. Ionuț Corpaci), a guided tour in English can be scheduled.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Special measures in all NTB halls

01 February 2021

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

22 January 2021

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, www.tnb.ro, 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 www.mystage.ro 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 (https://www.facebook.com/TNB.Ro/) to find out news and possible schedule changes. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

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Virtual Tour of a Unique Project

05 April 2016

  Starting with the month of April 2016, on the website of the ”I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre, a totally exceptional virtual tour can be accessed, in the form of an interactive documentary film, consisting of 310 panoramas, enabling the navigation of the NTB building, inside and outside, before, during and at the end of the restyling works of the theatre building. The material published on the website further includes the virtual presentation of the sceneries of six performances from the NTB production of the last years: Scourge, The Avalanche, Master Leonida Facing the Reactionaries, Lottery Tickets, The Cherry Orchard, The Visit. The time frame for the creation of the 310 published panoramas (accomplished in the period 2010-2016) has been estimated to over 1500 hours and approximately 30.000 separate photographs have been used. The high-resolution images enable the study of the spaces in detail and from a bird’s eye view, presenting the users even areas inaccessible to the audience (workshops, dressing rooms, the costume stock, the off-stage area etc). The application is accompanied by a brief ”visualisation guideline” in Romanian and English. Not lastly, the publishing of this complex virtual tour also aims at promoting the « new » National Theatre as an institution open to a new audience, interested in theatre, but also in the latest technologies. The material used for the creation of the virtual tour is part of an extensive documentary archive compiled over 7 years, in the time frame 2008-2016. Completed at the end of 2015 (except for some photographs taken in 2016), the archive comprises video and photo materials, panorama images, architecture layouts, interviews and media coverage, following the National Theatre evolution and of its former and current employees throughout the entire duration of the building site for the building restyling. Through the spatial and temporal deployment, the archive has been first and foremost gathered as a study material on the topic of the architecture project, of the habitation of areas and the place occupied by NTB in the public space, aimed at both the audience and theatre professionals or those wishing to pursue a training in this field. The project has been entirely produced, in his capacity as author, by Mihai Bodea-Tatulea, graduate of the National University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, who even from the launch of his initiative, had the theatre’s consent to film and shoot all key moments in connection with the evolution of the institution. The entire documentary archive is subject to a potential publishing, and the author is seeking financial aid for supporting this effort. The National Theatre encourages the affiliation of other people, institutions or companies for supporting the project continuation.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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