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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I.L. Caragiale National Theatre
The National Theatre Bucharest (Romanian: Teatrul Naţional "Ion Luca Caragiale" Bucureşti) is the national theatre of Romania, located in the capital Bucharest.

I.L. Caragiale National Theatre Founding and the old theatre
The current National Theatre is located about half a kilometre away from the old site, just south of the Hotel Intercontinental at Piaţa Universităţii (University Square), and has been in use since 1973.
It forms part of a complex that also includes the Romanian National Operetta, an art gallery and exhibition space, and several of the city's most prominent bars, including the massive rooftop terrace La Motoare. The present facility includes the Sala Mare ("the Large Hall"), with 1,155 seats; the Sala Amfiteatru ("the Amphitheatre Hall"), with 353 seats; Sala Atelier ("the Studio Theatre") with no fixed stage, with 94-219 seats depending on how it is configured; and Sala Studio 99, also without a fixed stage, seating 75-99 people.

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