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Address: Piata Stefan cel Mare, Nr. 24, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Phone Number: 40 264 597175

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Great attraction, both for tourists and locals

The splendid building, not too big, but not too small, is, by far, one of the best attractions of Cluj. Besides the very nice location (especially the theater's interior), the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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155 reviews 155 reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When I ordered tickets for "Caveleria Rusticana ",one month prior to the performance ,the best tickets I could find were at the first floor lodge. All the ground floor was fully booked. When we arrived for the performance we noticed that the whole ground floor was EMPTY. So I understand that the sale of the tickets is a matter of... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The splendid building, not too big, but not too small, is, by far, one of the best attractions of Cluj. Besides the very nice location (especially the theater's interior), the shows featured here are as good as anywhere. Great artists have been on this stage and will be, I'm sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visiting cluj-napoca and not visiting the National Theatre it is a pity. I have been to a couple of plays, long followed ones, and it was great.

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Oradea, Romania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The building is great, the plays are great. The culture is floting in the air. Everything is just right with the theater in Cluj Napoca. I can say i only spent lovely evenings there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful old-style theatre where you can see an opera for only €10-€15. Nice experience that in many other countries would be much more expenive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Cluj-Napoca National Theater made some good decisions over the years, like hiring Ada Milea, working with Silviu Purcarete, but most of their plays are so bad I actually have a hard time staying till the end. They try to entertain the audience by making cheap, often sexual, cringe-worthy, jokes and shouting instead of acting. They do too little of... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Romanian opera: situated in the city centre at the end of Bulevardul Eroilor the building is a pleasure to look at from the outside and from the inside. It was designed by the architects of the Vienna opera house and opened in 1919. We saw two shows : My Fair Lady and The Merry Widow. Both shows with a... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Some of my friends and me wanted to witness a real opera in a classic opera building while visiting Cluj-Napoca. An excellent choice we realized. Both the interior and exterior of the building are absolutely stunning and it fits in very well with the big square it's sited on. The play was in Romanian with Italian subtitles, which made it... More 

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Romania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

one if the most beautiful buildings in Cluj. worth a visit and also atend one of the shows. the ticket office ia close just ask around and they are cheap. a definite must see

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Westwood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This national theater in the heart of the city is beautiful. We only saw the outside, but it seems well maintained and the colors were vibrant.

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