Odeon Theatre, Bucharest
Teatrul Odeon, BucureØti
Odeon Theatre is a repertory theatre founded in 1946. It is subsidised by the General Council of the City of Bucharest. It has lain in the heart of the town since 1974, in a building that celebrated its centenary on the 25th of December 2011. The Majestic Hall, a very distinguished playhouse, and the only one in Europe with a sliding ceiling, was renovated in 2002 and has a seating capacity of 300. The theatre’s repertoire includes a remarkable range of productions, based on a wide selection of plays, ranging from classics to very modern texts. Its shows has been highly appreciated and won many awards at national and international festivals. After 62 years, the Studio Hall was reopened in the basement on 23 September 2010. Odeon Studio is a flexible, multifunctional space, suitable for many other art forms (photography, painting, film, etc.). The modular platform construction of the floor allows the organization of the acting and audience spaces in many different ways. A year later, the theatre’s foyer became the Odeon Gallery, where exhibitions are organized in conjunction with danaartgallery.