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Rest in Peace, Mari Törőcsik!

Rest in Peace, Mari Törőcsik!

Dear colleagues,
The National Theatre informs you, with profound sadness, that early last morning (16 April 2021) after a prolonged illness, Mari Törőcsik -- Outstanding Artist and Artist of Merit, celebrated as both the Nation's Actress and the Nation's Artist, two-time winner of the Mari Jászai Prize, in addition to the Béla Balázs Prize and the Kossuth Grand Prize -- passed away at 86 years of age. She is a permanent member of the Company of Immortals. The  National Theatre regards Mari Törőcsik as our dearly departed.

Letter to the Director of the Berliner Ensemble

Letter to the Director of the Berliner Ensemble

The Berliner Ensemble and its leader, Oliver Reese organized a discussion on Hungarian cultural issues: https://www.berliner-ensemble.de/be-live. The discussion included statements regarding the National Theatre and MITEM which we cannot leave unanswered.

Press release

Information on the situation caused by coronavirus epidemic

The National Theater informs its audience that, due to the coronavirus epidemic affecting our country, the Operative administration body and the Government of Hungary, according to the decree effective as of today, will not hold its plays and performances from today onwards until this decision is revoked.  The Madách International Theater Festival is postponed by the National Theater on the recommendation of the Ministry of Human Resources.

MITEM 2019

SZCENÁRIUM - MITEM English

The English language April issue of the professional journal of the National Theatre in Budapest

SZCENÁRIUM - MITEM English

The English language April issue of the professional journal of the National Theatre in Budapest, Szcenárium, has again been composed for the guests of MITEM (Madách International Theatre Meeting) this year. We think it is timely on this, the sixth occasion of the meeting that more space be devoted to the hosts, to ourselves. So we present you the masterpiece of Hungarian dramatic literature, translated into 33 languages, the author of which, Imre Madách, is the eponym of the event and a new production of which by director Attila Vidnyánszky is to be featured in the festival as well.

MITEM professional programmes

As mirrored in a clown - Meeting Slava Polunin

12 April, Friday,16:00-18:00, Kaszás Attila Stage

His Snowshow is rated as a classic of the 20th century. When asked how difficult it is to carry on one's shoulders the burden of world-wide fame, Slava usually answers that the difficult part is not so much to carry it, as to keep it there.

Exhibitions during MITEM

The World of Purcărete - An Exhibition of Photographs by Silviu Purcărete

The World of Purcărete - An Exhibition of Photographs by Silviu Purcărete

The exhibition of photographs by Silviu Purcărete was organized for the first time in 2015 in the entrance hall to the Bucharest National Theatre on the occasion of the opening of the Romanian National Theatre Festival (RNTF). In the photographs, Purcărete, who as a theatre director has traveled the world, invites us to join him for a journey. He shares moments he has captured, stories caught in a single gesture, explosive energies, and the tense energy of past and present side by side.