After a 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 reorganization 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. After its short, but strong start Turbina shut down for a period of time and restructured several parts of the place. Turbina is your place only if you like this kind of tightly managed cultural place.
Now after the reopening, their calendar is again filled with fresh Hungarian and international musicians and artists, occasionally with daytime programs as well. Since each day offers something new on a large spectrum I advise you to check whether you like the programs or the line-up when choosing the time of visit.
Tip: Once a month on Tuesdays there is the so-called Roma Tuesday happening in the evening, with pure and honest Roma folk music to dance to.