Puck Puppet Theatre was founded in 1950 having the particularity of a parallel artistic activity of the two sections: Romanian and Hungarian, with shows conceived mostly for children. Many important plays which have been put in scene over time have had versions both in Romanian and in Hungarian. Among the personalities that connect to the history of the institution, history lasting of over five decades, we mention: lldiko Kovacs, Dan Vasile. Aureliu Manea. Maria Mierlut, Tudor Chirila, Mona Chirila, Varga Ibolya, Rumi Laszlo, Palyi Janos, Alina Hiristea. Bogdan Ulmu - directors, Alexandro Rusan, Edit Botar, Virgil Svintiu, Eugenia Tarasescu Jianu, EpaminondaTiotiu - scenographers, Peter Janos, Horea Pop, Doina Dejica, Frunzina Anghel, Bothos Julia, Csortan Maron, Gyorgy Laszlo, Dana Bontidean, Calin Muresan - actors.
The Student’s House of Culture has been from the beginning a space designed for young and free spirits, a space of authentic culture , offering to the young an elevated alternative for spending their spare time. The Student’s House of Culture is also a place of developing the students’ artistic and moral qualities, a space of manifestation for cultural events, as well as a space of promoting young talents.
The two cultural institutions were founded in 18th September 1919, as an expression of spiritual rebirth after the Great Uniuon in 1918. The building which houses the „Lucian Blaga” National Theatre and the Romanian Opera was built between 1904 and 1906, as seat for the Hungarian National Theatre, by the famous Viennese firm „ Fellner und Helmer”, combining stylistic elements of new-baroque and Secession. The hall has 928 setas and it is built in New-Baroque style. For decorating the lobby were used stylistic modulations inspired by Secession. The National Theatre and the Romanian Opera have been functioning there since 1919. The opening show of the National Theatre of Cluj took place on 1st and 2nd December 1919, with the plays „Se face ziua” by Zaharia Barsan and „Ovidiu” by Vasile Alecsandri. The „Eupharion” Studio of the National Theatre is especially designed for the young artists and their creative experiments. The Romanian National Opera from Cluj Napoca is the first lyrical dramatic state institution from Romania. The inaugural show took place on 25 May 1820, with the play “Aida” by G.Verdi. More than 200 titles of operas, operettas and ballets from the world repertoire have been put on scene at the Romanian Opera so far.
Cluj is one of the few cities in the world with the privilege of having two institutions of the lyric scene: The National Opera and the Hungarian Opera, two institutions with self- contained buildings, technical equipment and artistic system. The Hungarian Opera, founded in 1948 by a decree of the state, has had the purpose of supporting and serving the preservation of cultural traditions of the Hungarian lyric scene by presenting the shows in Hungarian. The roots of these traditions have started to be known since 1792 when the first show in Hungarian took place at Cluj.
Founded in 1792, the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj is the oldest theatre in Hungarian. Nowadays, a repertory theatre, it is subordinated to the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Most of the shows played in Hungarian are being translated simultaneously in Romanian on the helmet. The most important moments in the history of the theatre were marked by theatre animators, producers and directors of international resonance who have rightfully entered in the history of the Hungarian but also European theatre: E. Kovacs Gyula, the initiator of the cycle of Shakespeare’ drama (1865–1899), Janovics Jeno, the founder of the first Hungarian cinematographic studio (1905–1930), or Harag Gyorgy, director of European size (1973-1985), one of the great masters of the scene from Romania.
The Municipal House of Culture of Cluj-Napoca is a dynamic and modern institution, with the purpose of promoting a rich cultural and educational offer for all groups of age and socio-professional. Authorized nationally as a provider of professional formation, The Municipal House of Culture gives certificates of qualification and specialization, recognized on the labor market.( PC operating, Restaurant-Attendants, Cooks, Communication, psycho social Counseling Techniques, Trainer)
Piata Avram Iancu Cluj-Napoca