The oldest theatre in Romania

● A part of foreign tourists who make a stop in Oravita search for the oldest theatre in Romania, for a good reason: to see the inner hall decorated in the rococo style, an identical copy of the first National Theatre (Burgtheater) in Vienna – the main headquarters of which were abandoned in 1890. The building in Oravita was constructed in 1817, being the first theatre in Europe lit by acetylene lamps. Above the hall’s elegance or its historical value is its romantic and nostalgic aura: in 1868, from offstage, prompter Mihai Eminescu was being part of the presentations of Pascaly theatre group.

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