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The "Csiky Gergely" Hungarian State Theatre in Timișoara covers the preferences of the town's multicultural audience through a rich repertoire, sensitive to the taste of the public for the classic or contemporary authors. Therefore, we offer different types of performances: classic and contemporary theatre, one-man performances, non-verbal performances, music, puppets and marionette theatre plays. Our public benefits from a simultaneous translation into Romanian (earphones or surtitles) in order to facilitate access, but also to show that the language is not an impediment, but a binder.

A Hungarian theatre troupe officially exists in Timișoara since 1953, even though a century-long tradition exists. А decree issued in 1953 specifies that Timisoara National Theatre will have a Hungarian section. Starting with 1957 it becomes and independent institution and since 1990 it honours the name of Hungarian playwright Csiky Gergely.

The company of the "Csiky Gergely" Hungarian State Theatre is young, enthusiastic, demonstrating a high level of professionalism, always in search of new forms of artistic expression. Participation in multiple international festivals, which have brought many prestigious awards, is just a confirmation of the actors' high commitment to theatre.

The theatre has invited to take part in the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest, Reflex International Festival in Sfântu Gheorghe, International Classical Theatre Festival in Arad, KPMIT 15 in Montenegro, INFANT in Serbia, Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, The Festival of Hungarian Theatres in Kisvárda, Ex Ponto Festival in Slovenia, the International Shakespeare Festival in York, Contemporary Theatre Festival Drama Hungary, Desiré Central Station in Serbia, Sterijino Pozorje in Serbia, Romanian Dramaturgy Festival and Eurothalia Festival in Timisoara etc. The directors who have collaborated with the theatre in recent years are Schilling Árpád, Silviu Purcărete, Urbán András, Victor Ioan Frunză, Florin Fieroiu, Hajdu Szabolcs, Radu Afrim, Kokan Mladenović  etc.


Оne of the theatre's main projects is TESZT, the Euroregional Theatre Festival Timişoara, marking its 12th edition in 2019.  The event is international, non-competitional, and it is meant to promote the knowledge of multiculturalism and inform the public about the latest theatre trends in dramaturgy in neighboring countries and even Western Europe. Over the years, the Festival has become a platform for cultural exchange and it is always a forum for dialogue with artists and other theatre professionals.

Another important component of our collaboration with other theatres is creating performances in co-production with theatres from other countries. This is how Manipulations was co-produced with Via Negativa, Slovenia, MASZK, Hungary, "Kosztolányi Dezső" Theatre Serbia, Hungarian, directed by Urbán András, was co-produced with the "Kosztolányi Dezső" Theatre in Subotica, Serbia, Exit by Schilling Árpád, co-produced with "Ioan Slavici" Classical Theatre in Arad and the National Theatre in Sombor, Serbia, also Forbidden Books was coproduced with Temps d'Images Festival, ColectivA Association Cluj-Napoca, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza/Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland and Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj-Napoca. In 2019 we implemented the European project Someone from Home, co-funded by Creative Europe programme in partnership with the Novi Sad Students Cultural Center, Silk Cie Linz and Derida Dance Center Sofia. 

Since 2007, the manager of the theatre is actor Balázs Attila.


The theatre's repertoire is built based on these programs:

TALENTUM - productions created by members of the acting company, as a possibility to support their talent

LYRA - development of musical tradition in order to emphasize the actors' vocal potential and physical mobility

DRAMA - contemporary theatre performances based on new tendencies, for both Hungarian and international writers.

EPIDAUROS - workshops and conferences given by theatre professionals, in order to improve the actors' physical and mental abilities

ATHENE - invited performances

THESPIS - puppet theatre performances, for educating the public aged 3-14

EUROPA - vast projects with other European institutions and structures

THALIA - classical dramaturgy in a modern interpretation

OLYMPIA - extra-theatrical projects focused on sports and promotion of olympic values

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