After long preparation, Turbina opened its gates in October 2021 for curious audiences, making life in the 8th district even more sparkling and lively. The building, which once was a hostel, is now, after massive reorganisation and reconstruction, one of the biggest underground attractions of Budapest’s nightlife. I have been watching the evolution of this huge house with astonishment, as it is rather rare nowadays for cultural venues of such volume to be newly opened in such a central location.
If it wasn’t yet tempting enough for a visit, then you should probably know as well, that the staff is filled with very active members of Budapest’s cultural life… As soon as it opened, their calendar was filled with fresh Hungarian underground musicians and artists, with several daytime programs as well. You can even attend fun activities such as aerobic or bring your clothes to the occasional flea market and exchange them for something new. Just to mention another program out of many: every Tuesday there is the so called Roma Tuesday happening, with pure and honest Roma folk music to dance to.
I may be a bit biased with judging it, but even objectively speaking, the staff is full of incredibly nice and open people. With this spirit, Turbina became one of the most promising places for the true fans of contemporary Budapester cultural life.