Theatre & Dance

Theatre & Dance

Our theatre and dance projects aim at fostering contacts between British and Romanian artists, supporting co-productions, setting up artistic residencies and producing original shows.

Done in partnership with British or Romanian institutions, our theatrical and dance productions often take place at important festivals or key venues. The promotion of Romanian theatre and dance means also working closely with Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre and Siobhan Davies Studios, Theatre Royal Stratford East among others.    

 

Events archive

Masca Theatre Company Tours the UK for the Romanian Centenary

Masca Theatre Company Tours the UK for the Romanian Centenary

Masca, the renowned pantomime company from Bucharest, is taking to the UK for an extensive tour as part of our anniversary programme, celebrating 100 years since the unification of all Romanian provinces. The centrepiece of their performances is a new stunning performance, entitled 'Us', which tells the story of the Great Union through...

30/06 - 22/07/2018
Romanian Puppet Masters Perform in London

Romanian Puppet Masters Perform in London

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate in advance The International Children’s Day with an all-time favourite: 'Hansel and Gretel'. Enjoy an original take on the Grimm Brothers’ classic, made with impressive artistic ability by the 'Luceafărul' Theatre of Iaşi....

19/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Queen Marie of Romania: The theatrical biography of a wartime Queen

Queen Marie of Romania: The theatrical biography of a wartime Queen

We continue our Centenary Celebration with 'The Queen's Wars', a compelling new show inspired by famous Queen Marie of Romania’s wartime diaries. Starring versatile Anca Doczi as the passionate and restless monarch who made a decisive contribution to the Romanian victory in the First World War and the subsequent creation of...

10 - 11/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Simona Măicănescu Catches 'The Fever' in Riveting One Woman Show

Simona Măicănescu Catches 'The Fever' in Riveting One Woman Show

Versatile Simona Măicănescu is the star of 'The Fever', a compelling one woman show bursting with intelligence, emotion and quirky humour, to be presented as part of our studio theatre programme. Written by famous American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn and directed by the popular Swedish playwright Lars Norén, the show...

23/02/2018 @ RCI London
'The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness' by András Visky Premieres in London

'The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness' by András Visky Premieres in London

The Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to support the world premiere of ‘The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness‘(2016), an unexpected take on Antigone’s myth by award-winning playwright and poet András Visky, one of Romania’s most notable theatre personalities. The play, skilfully transposed into English by...

20 - 25/11/2017 @ [Foreign Affairs], The Mill Co. Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5SQ
A Dark Fable to Open our Autumn Theatrical Programme

A Dark Fable to Open our Autumn Theatrical Programme

The string of premieres at our chamber theatre space in 1 Belgrave Square resumes in October with a touching performance inspired by the autobiographical novel of Swiss-Romanian Aglaja Veteranyi, the brilliant and tragic figure who committed suicide at 39 after a most spectacular life. Led by director Dana Paraschiv and starring the gifted...

12/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Belgravia Revisited: an encounter with 'Vivien Leigh'

Belgravia Revisited: an encounter with 'Vivien Leigh'

Our theatre programme continues with a brilliant depiction of the last years of the great Vivien Leigh starring the revered thespian Lamia Beligan in a career defining one-woman show. The play, “Vivien Leigh - The Last Press Conference” by Marcy Lafferty, follows the great actress, now a mere shell of the former diva, as she...

14/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Moves to York Theatre Royal

Alexandra Badea’s Incisive 'The Pulverised' Moves to York Theatre Royal

After a successful and extended London run at the Arcola Theatre, Alexandra Badea's "The Pulverised" moves to York Theatre Royal, showing from 31 May to 10 June. In a 4 stars review, the Evening Standard described the performance as "compelling and chilling", Mind the Blog as "a hard-hitting 90 minutes of theatre...

31/05 - 10/06/2017 @ York Theatre Royal - The Studio, St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD
A Timeless Story for all Ages

A Timeless Story for all Ages

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy warmly invite you to celebrate The International Children’s Day with an all time classic, Ion Creangă’s 'Capra cu trei iezi' ('The Goat and Her Three Kids'), a spectacular puppet show by The 'Luceafarul' Theatre in Iaşi. Children and adults alike,...

20 - 21/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square & Wembley Library, Brent Civic Centre
Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Marin Sorescu’s 'Jonah', the Elegiac Parable of Human Condition, at the RCI

Arguably the most celebrated monologue of Romanian theatre gets a brilliant makeover in a new production staged specially for our increasingly popular theatrical space. Directed by American Sharon Willems and starring Romanian actor Alin Balaşcan, the performance preserves the signature balance between lyricism and irony so characteristic to...

18 - 19/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
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