The Theatre was inaugurated in 1946 under the name “The State Theatre”. In 1968, Mr Sica Alexandrescu, Stage Director and Manager of the institution, changed its name to “The Drama Theatre”. Being a repertoire theatre, it currently operates in an edifice that was inaugurated in 1959. It has two spectacle halls with a total capacity of 605 seats, i.e. the Large Hall and the small “Studio” Hall.
Piaţa Teatrului Nr. 1, Brașov City
Tel.: +4 0268 412 969
"Sică Alexandrescu" Theatre
▶ BRAȘOV OPERA HOUSE
Braşov City Opera was set-up in 1953 and was called “The Musical Theatre”. The increasing level of performance of the actors, the growing number of performances and the national and international success led to the transformation of the Musical Theatre into the Opera.
The Philharmonic Society of Braşov (Kronstadter Philharmonische Gesellschaft) was initially a musical association of the Saxons, but it was open to all the citizens, regardless of their nationality. This intercultural open-mindedness materialized in the collaboration with various Romanian conductors and soloists, in the cooperation between the Saxon, Romanian and Hungarian Choral Associations and last, but not least, in the promotion of the creations of the composers in Braşov City. During its first concert, on May 6, 1878 the Philharmonic Society of Braşov presented the Overture to W.A. Mozart’s “Magic Flute” and the 6th Symphony of L.V. Beethoven, under the baton of Anton Brandner, considered the founder and first conductor of this Society. The musicians in the Philharmonic Orchestra asserted themselves brilliantly in concerts conducted by maestros such as Franz Liszt, Ciprian Porumbescu and George Enescu.
The Philharmonic Orchestra gives concerts at the “Patria” Hall, which is located on Bulevardul 15 Noiembrie nr. 50A. The tickets are also available at said address.
Monday and Wednesday: 12:00 – 15:00
Tuesday and Thursday: 16:00 – 18:00
"ARLECHINO" CHILDREN’S THEATRE
“Arlechino” Theatre was set-up in 1949 and it performed within the Drama Theatre for a while. In 1991 it became an independent professional institution.
Str. Apollonia Hirscher nr. 10, Brașov City
Tel.: 0735 870 733 (Monday – Friday)
Tel.: 0787 685 125 (Saturday – Sunday)
▷ Cultural Institutions
THE MULTICULTURAL CENTRE OF "TRANSILVANIA" UNIVERSITY
The Multicultural Centre of “Transilvania” University of Brasov City is a place where the meets the contemporary art. The activity of the Centre includes projects that are related to the visual arts, literature, contemporary music, movies, theatre, dance, philosophy, journalism etc. and that are coordinated by prominent figures.
Reduta’s old building that was erected during the 18th century. It initially served as a theatre, a concert hall, and a ballroom. The building was torn down in 1892 and rebuilt between 1893 and 1894 with funds from them “Kronstadter Allgemeine Sparkasse” Bank. It bore the name of a famous Hall in Vienna: “Reduta”.
The building is a historical monument and is part of the historical centre of Braşov City with the title of Architectural Reservation.
The institution currently hosts various cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts of the Philharmonic Orchestra, modern music concerts, theatrical performances and festivals.
Monday-Friday: 11:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 18:00
"Reduta" Cultural Centre
The Strap Makers’ Bastion was built in the 15th century on the very spot where Baiulescu House stands today. At the time, it was flanked by the Strap Makers’ Zwinger in the direction of the city walls and by the Furriers’ Zwinger in the direction of Vamii Street (nowadays Mureşenilor St.). In 1887, the Strap Makers’ Bastion was sold and then demolished. Manole Diamandi built a villa there, which he offered as a wedding gift to his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Gheorghe Baiulescu, the first Romanian mayor of Braşov City.
Several cultural centres operate in this building:
• The English Cultural Centre
• The Hungarian Cultural Centre
• The French Multimedia Library
• The Community Training and Information Centre that provides non-formal educational courses for children and on-going training programs for adults
Bulevardul Eroilor nr. 33, Brașov City
Musashino Centre was set-up in 1998 based on the agreement entered by and between Braşov Municipality and Musashino City in Japan. The centre hosts a library of 1300 volumes in Japanese, English, French and Romanian, various courses of Japanese language and an IT centre. The Musashino Centre promotes the Japanese culture by presenting different aspects of life in Japan, the traditional and contemporary culture, as well as the Japanese language.