We would like to thank our friends in the fields of local authorities, cultural institutions, independent cultural operators, international networks, educational institutions, media, business and tourism partners for all their support! Your help makes Bucharest’s transformation through culture possible with each step we take together.
Preparing Bucharest’s bid for the European Capital of Culture title in 2021 requires a collective effort that you are welcome to contribute to! If you want to become involved in this project as a partner, we would be keen to meet you. Please find us via e-mail, at [email protected].
The Jewish State Theatre
Following a tradition of circa 130 years and over five decades as a state institution, the only ensemble of its kind with an uninterrupted existence, the Jewish State Theatre in Bucharest has a distinctive profile, representative both for the Romanian theatrical movement and for the contemporary landscape of Yiddish theatre.
Established after the Revolution with the help of the Ministry of Culture so as to answer the need for a new children’s theater, Excelsior Theatre has been operating under the authority of the General Council of Bucharest Municipality since 1999. Juggling between traveling throughout the country and abroad (in France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland) and shows in Bucharest, the theater continues to present colorful, lively and interactive musical performances to children of all ages.
Ion Creangă Theatre
Since 1964, Ion Creangă Theatre is the go-to place to (re)discover childhood stories that inspire and bring joy to the whole family. A public institution that hosts performances for children aged 0 to 12, the repertory theater is subordinated to the Bucharest General Council and annually welcomes a public of more than 50.000 in Bucharest and across the country.
Odeon Theatre, one of the leading theaters in Bucharest, was founded in 1946 under the name Giulești CFR Workers’ Theatre. Its current headquarters is proud to welcome its public in the only auditorium in Europe with a sliding ceiling, Majestic Hall. Over time, its actors and performances were awarded, both locally and nationally, while its education and training programs echoed at European and international levels.
The Țăndărică Puppet Theatre was founded in 1945 and renamed The Țăndărică Animation Theater in 2008. Recognized as an institution that imposed new ways of expression in animation theater, this institution has undertaken numerous tournaments throughout its history, participating and winning awards at festivals across almost all continents. Famous for its Ţăndărică Nocturnes, the events of artistic resistance against the Communist Regime, Țăndărică is currently responsible for organizing events like the International Theatre Festival of Animation “Joy For Children. Collection Shows”, or the “Theatre, Street, Child” Summer Festival.
The National Museum of Romanian Literature
The National Museum of Romanian Literature holds an authentic literary treasure, consisting of manuscripts, books, personal objects, works of art, photographs, audio-video materials depicting a metaphorical in-depth and complex image of the art of wording in Romanian literature.
The Comic Opera for Children
The Comic Opera for Children was launched in 1998 as an independent company that became an artistic state institution under the aegis of the Bucharest City Hall in 2003. It has since been handed 35 national and 35 international awards, while its 60 permanent repertoire titles have become known not only in Bucharest but also in countries as Croatia, Israel, Austria, South Korea, India, Spain, France, Canada, USA, Italy, Tunisia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
Bucharest City App
South-Eastern Europe’s most vibrant capital now has an application that’ll connect you directly to the city’s heartbeat. Bucharest City App isn’t just a guide for spending your free time in town. It’s the app with which you can build your own universe of information based on your interests and opportunities. Whether you live in Bucharest, or are just passing through on business, or whether you’re there to visit the city, using this app you can organize all your favorite places, events or offers published via this urban platform.
An informal and non-profit initiative, Bucharest Greeters have set a mission to help travelers to discover the authentic Bucharest and the unknown parts of it. They will offer you a free personalized jaunt, show interesting places & urban culture, architecture, parks, shopping centers, less well known neighborhoods, present national culture, culinary and traditions of Romanians.
Bucharest Cultural Events
Bucharest Cultural Events is a blog that aims to promote cultural events in Bucharest in Romanian, English and French. Concerts, art exhibitions, museums programs, theater’s agendas, festivals, all find their place here, one after another.
For over 25 years, the citizens of Bucharest have been having a radio of their own: Bucharest FM. As of April 17, 1990, when it aired its first show dedicated exclusively to the life of the capital, the station that is part of the Radio Romania network has grown into a dynamically involved radio that presents the life of our community, promising compliance with only three constants: its listeners, Bucharest and the 98,3 frequency!
For 15 years, Cărturești has been changing people’s expectations about bookstores. If Borges was right and Paradise was a huge library, then our aim is to bring Paradise to our readers in Romania. That is why any visit at Cărturești is an experience in itself. Aside from a great selection of books, music or art movies, Cărturești welcomes you every time with strong tea, good music, book launches and exhibitions by renowned artists. If they talk so much about Cărturești, it’s because here you will always find more than books.
My City (RO: Orașul Meu) is the best documented Bucharest city guide that presents you with the nearest go-to places and events happening close to where you are. With a database of thousands of places and events in any form you could think of, as well as friends with whom to share them with, orasulm.eu brings everything you might need in one place while constantly expanding and updating their web and mobile application platforms.
Positive Romania is a education and information platform that believes in the power of example. Since 2006 over 20 authors and contributors have managed to gather over 15.000 stories that talk about Romania, its people, communities and organizations that build education programs, care for nature, meet good economic results and take good care of the community they operate in at the same time.
Radio Romania Cultural
Since its first transmissions in 1928, be it either Culture or culture, Radio Romania Cultural has been covering a wide array of broadcasts, from breaking news, to maintaining its radio theater traditions and moving on to developing new dynamic formats. Radio Romania Cultural exclusively airs reports, concerts, premiere galas of prestigious institutions and events periodically.
RFI Romania is the largest arm of the Radio France Internationale public radio station. Its bilingual structure plays a notable contribution to Romania’s positioning in the Francophone area. A window to Europe and the world, as well as looking in at the Romanian actuality, the station has built its own way of presenting and analyzing events, offering a wide array of information in a clear and unbiased formula.
Zeppelin Association is an NGO that acts as cultural operator in the South-Eastern Europe and at international level. It activates in various city-thinking projects consolidating multiple capacities of research, of cultural management and also of architectural production. The association edits the monthly magazine Zeppelin, organises conferences, workshops, exhibitions, debates, competitions, carries out publishing projects, research and critical reflection in architecture and creative industries, and is involved in urban interventions and strategies of coherent city development.
Artelier D activities in unconventional artistic-educational, for kids and parents supporting children’s right and access to culture and art from the youngest age. Children meet with arts, according to a vision that focuses on creativity, empathy, initiative.
Bucharest Housing Stories
Bucharest Housing Stories is a documentary series about diversity of the housing experience in Bucharest and the neighbouring surroundings. The project is composed of seven episodes focused on different dwelling spaces and housing forms – blocks from the Communist period, new residential areas, ghetto neighbourhoods, dormitories, public spaces (homeless living), former nationalised houses and homes from suburban areas – and follows the diverse experiences of 21 characters. The project aims to document the cultural diversity of housing and living practices in the Romanian present day urban area. Each episode released on the bucharesthousingstories.ro platform focuses on the diversity of vicinity experiences, on routine and on the relationships developed with the dwelling space by people with different profiles.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Crowne Plaza Bucharest is part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, that includes over 4500 hotels worldwide. Locally, Crowne Plaza is owned by the Ana Hotels Group, along with 5 other beautiful mountain and seaside hotels. The hotel provides to its guests accommodation to the highest standards, excellent services, access to Internet (high speed and WIFI) and facilities for carrying out the most successful events.
Europa Royale Bucharest
The four star Europa Royale Bucharest hotel is located in the very heart of Old Historical Center of Bucharest, a once residential area which is now slowly being refashioned into an upscale neighbourhood. Nowadays the area is home to many art galleries, antique shops and coffeehouses.
The 19th century building overlooking the Unirii Square in which the elegant hotel is situated right next to “Hanul lui Manuc” restaurant and within walking distance to the government district, most historical and cultural attractions as well as shopping streets, financial district, and downtown entertainment facilities.
Europa Royale Bucharest has 92 tastefully decorated, fully air-conditioned guestrooms, and offer all facilities for a very enjoyable and relaxing stay in the heart of medieval Bucharest.
Grand Hotel Continental
Grand Hotel Continental is a boutique 5-star hotel in Bucharest, part of the most important Romanian hotel chain, Continental Hotels. Located in a State Patrimony building, the hotel has a history of over 200 years. Grand Hotel Continental is maybe the most stylish hotel in Bucharest, and it was reopened in 2009, after a 4 year restoration process. The classic furniture of the hotel is brought from famous auction houses in Europe.
Hello Hotels is a 2 star hotel in Bucharest, located in close proximity to North Station train. Hello Hotels is inaugurated in 2008 and is the first 2-star hotel in the chain Continental Hotels. Hello Hotels has a modern and youthful style perfect for those who are looking for a cheap hotel in Bucharest. The main advantage of the hotel is excellent price-quality ratio.
La Mama Urban Cuisine
“We started sixteen years ago, with an idea. I tried to keep this idea intact, and even improve it, day by day. As for mother I was most important when I came home for dinner, so are customers for us the most important!” – Cătălin Mahu, La Mama owner
Marshal Garden Hotel
Located in the heart of the capital, close to the Piața Romană and the Academy of Economic Studies, on Dorobanților Ave, in an area with major sights and attractions, Marshal Garden Hotel 5 * offers you the opportunity to discover Bucharest differently.
Marshal Turism Agency
Marshal Turism is an already renowned brand in the Romanian tourism market. Under its slogan, “Another way of travelling”, Marshal Turism is pleased to lead you to various destinations, near and far, in a very different way than you’re used to. We invite you to discover the most unique destinations in the world, with services that raise to your expectations, affordable for all who wish to travel.
Publicis Romania is part of the Publicis Worldwide network and one of the leading advertising agencies in Romania, with a mission to gain a better part of the future. They have complex expertise in the communication field, covering all areas from essential ATL to creative media and strong digital capabilities, from packaging design and brand ID to big events.
Pura Vida Hostels
Pura Vida Hostels is the first independent hostel network in Romania, with two hostels and a sky bar in Bucharest, a hostel, a restaurant and beach bar in Vama Veche, a guesthouse in Bucovina, a hostel in Cluj-Napoca and two in Brașov.
Z Executive Boutique Hotel
A collection of innovative concepts, Z Hotel is a hotel driven by one desire: to create affordable luxury for the people. Z Hotel started as an observation: the world has seen the evolution of a new type of traveller.
Silk Panoramic Restaurant
Stimulate your five senses one by one and enjoy not only a wonderful meal but an unforgettable experience at Silk Panoramic Restaurant conveniently located in Z Executive Boutique Hotel Bucharest. Discover new pleasures through our delicious menus and our exciting gastronomic events.