Born as a semi-secret club with an exclusive membership, The Studios evolved into a popular hangout (often with free entrance) offering pretty much a full range of cultural happenings. To enter, you just need to ring the doorbell, but there are no regular opening times, so you must follow them on Facebook to know when it’s open. The bohemian and polyhedral structure also functions as a pretty unique venue for private events, shootings and ceremonies.
The setting is a classic Budapest courtyard nestled in an historical building with that run-down charm that goes so well with creative events. The name The Studios (previously Brody Studios) relates to the frequent use of it as a location and it suits it particularly well even because this experimental venue is located in an area where Hollywood movie sets pop up so often that people lose track of them.
An interesting fact about The Studios is that here you find locals from somewhere else — mostly well-rooted expats in Budapest, people who have little in common but this city.
The event calendar is beyond variegated, including concerts, stand-up comedy, art expositions, movie screenings & quiz nights.
I love the comedy slam nights; it’s great fun to listen to live original stories and anybody can try to perform. I find the wretched walls inspiring for my writing, while the courtyard is perfect for a drink with new and old friends.
This is one of the locations that make Budapest so much better than staying in watching Netflix.