Is an unconventional theatre hall, former Imperial Manege, former sports hall, almost abandoned during the last 20 years. By City Council decision no. 46/26.02.2008, the building, a hall with enormous potential and ideal location, being situated in Timisoara’s Civic Centre, was ceded to the National Theatre in Timisoara to be used over a period of 49 years. At present, Timisoara is the only city in Romania, other than Bucharest, to have an alternative theatre hall of no less than 250 seats. The first stage play to be performed here, “The Malady of the Family M” by Fausto Paravidino, was the first representation to irreversibly transform the former Sports Hall no 2 into a space belonging solely to the theatre. We should also mention the fact that, form more than two decades, this historical building was completely neglected, which caused it to almost turn into a complete ruin. Though hygienisation work had been undertaken and several stage plays had been performed here, Sala 2 could not function in normal condition, and, as a result of that, capital repairing work began in 2009. In the four months when it was under construction, Sala 2 turned into one of the best equipped performance spaces in the country: the stage area doubled and it became a modular performance space, demountable, with a structure independent of exterior walls that were thus perfectly preserved, the consolidation work being done with great respect towards the historical features of the building. Sala 2 was inaugurated in January 2010, but a new series of construction works is to be undertaken in the near future, so that its functionality may be improved to a maximum by means of adding a second level to the stage area, a rehearsal hall etc.
unconventional theatre space
capacity: 250 seats
dimensions: 26m x 17m x 5,20m
dimmable circuits: 216 [ assembled on beam square ]
direct circuits: 100
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lighting board: 2 VECTOR RE/SPARK TOP