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Calea Victoriei 126
310 31 03
Trendy, well-managed private theatre that presents a wide selection of plays and performances. Tickets cost between 40,000 - 100,000 lei.
C. Tănase Theatre
Calea Victoriei 33
312 10 29
Get a good dose of local satire every Thr, Fri, Sat at 18:00. Tickets 50,000 lei.
Casandra Theatre Studio
Str. Franceză 1
310 35 74
Performances start at 19:00. Tickets 20,000 lei.
Str. Sfântul Dumitru 2
315 91 37
See how funny life can be. All performances in Romanian and start at 18:30. Performances start at 18:30. Tickets cost 52,000 lei.
Str. Academiei 28
315 97 36
Productions suited more for children than grown-ups. Tickets 10,500 lei. Shows start at 10:00 every day .
Ion Creangă Theatre
Piata Amzei 13
650 26 55
Children's theatre. Tickets 31,000 lei, children half price.
Str. Barasch 15
323 39 70
Jewish plays with Jewish actors on Sat, Sun at 11:00, performed in Yiddish with Romanian translations via headphones. Tickets 42,000 lei, students 21,000 lei.
L. Sturdza Bulandra Theatre
Sala Toma Caragiu, Str. Calderon 76A
212 05 27
Without sounding like a supermarket advert, you're going to find quality here at next-to-nothing prices (how do they manage to pay the actors?) There are two auditoriums: a classical Italian stage (Izvor Hall)
and one designed after London's Globe Theatre (Toma Caragiu Hall)
. Tickets between 31,000 - 90,000 lei. Open 11:00 - 18:00. Sala Izvor, B-dul Schitu Măgureanu 1 (tel. 314 75 46).
National Theatre "I.L. Caragiale"
B-dul Nicolae Bălcescu 2
314 71 71
Three very 1970s-looking and slightly shabby auditoriums host very professional domestic and foreign plays by a broad selection of both classical and contemporary Romanian playwrights. The theatre's Big Hall (Sala Mare)
, hosts the grand productions, while the Ampitheatre (Sala Amfiteatru)
shows smaller productions and TV shows, and the Studio Hall (Sala Atelier)
. gets a mix of low key shows and presentations. Tickets 30,000 - 100,000 lei.
B-dul Magheru 20
212 52 89
The most central theatre in a normal-looking block that is considered a major earthquake risk. Don't let that put you off as the eager team put on a wide array of both locally produced and international productions that constantly bring in large audiences. The theatre has a 400-seat main auditorium and a downstairs Studio Hall (Sala Studio)
. All shows start at 19:30. Good bookshop for those interested in local theatre and so on. Tickets between 40,000 - 60,000 lei. Box ofiice on Str. Jules Michelet 1 (tel. 212 52 89), open 10:00 - 20:00.
Calea Victoriei 40-42
314 72 34
Recently renovated and looking good, the theatre - cosily tucked in between two domineering buildings - houses a 400-seat auditorium that hosts a mix of local and foreign plays. Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun at 19:00. Tickets 63,000 - 84, 000 lei, students half price.
Str. C. Mille 16
314 70 81
312 36 63
Local big names perform a repertory including Chekhov, Shakespeare, Gorky, and Romanian playwrights. Tickets: 42,000 lei/21,000 lei.
Tăndărică Puppet Theatre
Str. Eremia Grigorescu 24
211 32 88
Children's theatre. Tickets 30,000 lei, children 16,000 lei. Also on Calea Victoriei 48-50 (tel. 614 59 87).
Very Small Theatre
B-dul Carol 21
314 09 05
The very small (but not that small) theatre plays host to up-and-coming directors and actors. Tickets 63,000 lei.
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