SILVIU PURCĂRETE, Theatre and film director

”Dear friends, Let’s enjoy this festival until the old age, until its fortieth, sixty-fifth, thousand three hundred twelfth edition and then until the end of time!!!”

BOB WILSON, Theatre, film and opera director

”Thank you for this wonderfull opportunity to perform in your International Theatre Festival!”

JOE MELILLO, International Artistic Consultant Columbia Artists Music LLC & Brooklyn Academy of Music

”Dearest new friends, I have the greatest gratitude for your hospitality. My search for art in Sibiu is an adventure to find family and all of the great joys that personal relationships can provide...

LEV DODIN, Theatre, film and opera director

”Congratulations on the completion of your unique version of the wonderful Festival. On one hand I am quite used to your achieving the impossible – I consider your Festival under usual times to be ...

PETER BROOK, Theatre, film and opera director

”What a wonderful initiative, to not stop and organize your amazing festival despite all the obstacles we are facing. I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart! The show must go on! I wish you...


”Thank you Constantin, thanks to the magnificent team of Sibiu ! This is 2018 – our century is 18 years old!! Thank you for having launched this call to the youth together. Thank you for being our ...

GEORGE BANU, Theatre critic

“Sibiu has become, through the festival, a window to Europe. People should turn to advantage what is happening here.”

EUGENIO BARBA, Theatre and film director

“While I was walking down Nicolae Bălcescu Street I had the real feeling that theatre is the force of joy. Here, a perpetual atmosphere of celebration can be felt. Many stars, an entire constellati...

ISABELLE HUPPERT, Theatre and film actress

”Wonderful story! Unforgettable!!”

URSULA VON DER LEYEN, President of the European Commission

“Tonight, we have seen the story of human kind, a story of love and hatred, of all kinds of sins and crimes, a complete story, which I truly respect. Tonight, I have had the chance to see these phe...

JEAN GUY LECAT, Stage designer and architect

”Theatre is life and the life of the theatre has never been better than during a festival. Our lives are constantly marked by the temporary, the provisional, we’re building sand castles and our mem...

JONATHAN MILLS, Director Edinburgh International Culture Summit Former director, Edinburgh International Festival

”It is always a great pleasure to taste the food of a great chef.. It always seems so much better tan ones own.. So I delight in returning to Sibiu to sample the wonderful cuisine of my great frien...

MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV, Choreographer, director and actor

”Great honour, thank you!”