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Carmen @ The National Opera

January 24: For ballet lovers, The National Opera presents “Carmen”. The story of passion and jealousy, as well as its dramatically famous Bizet score is a hit with the genre aficionados. Starting hour: 18.30 p.m. More at: http://www.operacluj.ro

Hamlet @ The National Theatre

January 21: One Hamlet, one Laertius, but two Ophelias and two Queens. Needless to say, this version of “Hamlet” aims at de-constructing the original play, without sacrificing its original intensity. The play starts at 7 p.m. and lasts 1 hour and 20 min. More at: http://www.teatrulnationalcluj.ro

Post-Natural Landscapes

January 16 – February 27: Photographer Dacian Groza exhibits his works on the theme of “post-natural landscape” at Libraria Carturesti (in Iulius Mall). A nonconventional approach to both familiar perspectives and no-man’s-land corners. More at: https://www.facebook.com/carturesticluj

Transylvania International Guitar Festival

August 6 – 11: The 11th edition of the festival takes gathers brilliant figures in the art of the guitar and famous interpreters. Events include recitals, master-classes, lectures, seminars, an instrument gallery and an international competition. More at: http://transilvaniaguitar.ro/index.php

Ethno-Photography @ Casino

August 6 – 19: The fabulous land of “Tara Lapusului” in Maramures is presented in a series of 62 photographs, exhibited in the Casino Center for Urban Culture. History, lifestyle and spirituality. More at: https://www.facebook.com/casinocluj

Cluj Summer Nights

August 9 – September 1: The 3rd edition of the event offers to locals and tourists nights of live music, theater, dance and video projections in various locations. Splendid atmosphere and artistic quality. More at: https://www.facebook.com/SeriDeVaraClujene

Romanian Animation Film

October 28 – 30: For all those interested and fascinated by the animation visual culture, the 6th edition of the Anim’Est International Animation Festival brings productions by established or emerging young filmmakers. A great opportunity to enjoy this successful form of visual culture on the Romanian scene!

When: October 28 – 30

Where: Victoria Cinema, ”Eroilor” Boulevard, no. 51




”The Island” Premiere at the Theatre

September 27: A highly appreciated figure of the cultural Romanian scene, actress and singer-songwriter Ada Milea presents a play-concert as the first premiere of the new season at The Romanian National Theatre. The play was originally written by Gellu Naum, a Romanian Surrealist poet whose fame expands increasingly in and outside the country.

When: September 27, 7 PM

Where: The Romanian National Theatre, ”Stefan cel Mare” Square, no. 2-4


Cluj Musical Autumn

September 30 – October 21: takes place one of the most famous festivals in the country and a musical brand of the city, Cluj Musical Autumn Festival. It will cover a wide and splendid range of events, focusing mostly on masterpieces of classical music. Internationally acclaimed artists and conductors are invited as guests of the Philharmonic

When: September 30 – October 21

Where: various locations, TBA


Learn Romanian

September 14 – 30:  The French Cultural Centre in Cluj (CCF) invites all people interested in learning Romanian to an intense program. Between September 14 – 30, classes take place for 2 hours 30 min. Those who are interested may contact CCF directly for further details.


When: September 14 – 30, every day for 2 h 30’

Where: CCF (The French Cultural Centre), Bratianu Street no. 22