The Hungarian State Theater of Cluj is one of the most important theatrical institutions in the country, through the quality of performances, its varied repertoire, as well as its extremely talented actors. Operating without interruption since its establishment in 1792, the Hungarian State Theater is also the oldest Hungarian language theater company, and since 2008 is the only Hungarian language theater included in the Union of European Theaters!
The performances of the theater’s repertory are, most played in Hungarian, with subtitles in Romanian or English. From performances by classical texts as well as contemporary Hungarian and universal literature, to theater lecture evenings, workshops, teaching programs, and cultural community programs, the Hungarian State Theater of Cluj provides and promotes a progressive theatrical language, paying attention to current trends in major international scenes as well as the coming needs and interests of the general public.
The past 20 years have brought national and international fame to the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj through:
– Performances such as as E. Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano, directed by Gabor Tompa, critics awarded the prize for THE BEST FOREIGN PERFORMANCE IN 1993 in England, with performances in five countries – England, Finland, France, Moldova, and Hungary;
– Six UNITER awards obtained for BEST PERFORMANCE (Gao Xing Tsien: The station, directed by Gabor Tompa, two of the famous performances of late VLAD MUGUR occured here: The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov and Two Venetian Twins by Goldoni, Woyzeck directed by Mihai Măniuţiu, Uncle Vanya by Chekhov, directed by Andrei Serban and Three sisters by Chekhov directed by Gábor Tompa);
– Many nominations and over 150 national and international awards of directors Gabor Tompa, Vlad Mugur, Mihai Măniuţiu, scenographer Carmencita Brojboiu, Helmut Stürmer, Lia Manţoc, Judit Dobre-Kóthay, Csaba Antal, actors Zsolt Bogdán, József Bíró, András Hatházi, Miklós Bacs, Imola Kézdi, Hilda Péter, Tünde Skovrán, Aniko Pethő etc.