Organized by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, the international theatrical event took place between November 19 and 30, presenting performances by theatrical ensembles from Germany, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Russia, as well as Romania.
The festival's performances were seen by a total of 7,100 spectators, with most of the performances being sold out. The most sought out productions were those of the Budapest Vígszínház’s The Great Dictator, Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Bucharest Bulandra Theatre, as well as The National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca’s rendition of The Tempest.
On the last evening of the event, director of UTE FEST and Union des Théâtres de l’Europe (UTE) President Gábor Tompa expressed his delight at being able to relaunch UTE FEST after an 11 year break, thanking the guest companies for their participation, as well as the festival staff, translators, volunteers and technical crew for their hard work. The President of UTE is confident that the festival relaunched this year in Cluj will once again become a staple event and that in the coming years one of the UTE member theatres will be able to take on the task of its organization.
The making of UTE Fest was supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Government of Hungary, the Cluj-Mayor's Office and City Council.