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Cultural institutions

Timisoara is a powerful national and cultural centre, ensuring its inhabitants and visitors a cultural offer extremely valuable and diversified.

The inhabitants of Timisoara perceive culture as a facet of the social reality, necessary in order to regenrate the spirirtual energies of the community, and in the same time, as a factor that changes the urban area into an open intelectual one, with a proclivity to the world.

Culture has an unconfusable and attractive character to the tourists as well as to the natives, that seek for that peculiarity within the cultural manifestations that could transform their visit into a memorable experience.

The idea of Open Art City is more and more promoted in Timisoara, as besides the already consecrated events throughout the year, art is also taken to unconventional areas and to the streets, giving a new meaning to these events.

The main institutions  and cultural centers that define the cultural life in Timisoara, are:

The Romanian National Opera House Timişoarafounded in 1946, has a lyrical classical repertoire. Performances take place inthe Big Hall of the Opera House (Cultural Palace).

Very appreciated are Timişoara International Festival in October and the Opera and Operetta Festival, an open air festival, that takes place every year at the end of August.



2, Mărăşeşti St.

Ticket agency:
Tel: 0256 / 201.286
Opening hours:
Sunday — Friday 11:00—19:00
Saturday closed


The „Banatul” Philharmonic was established in 1947, and it continues the local musical tradition.
Concerts take place every week on Friday. The Philharmonic organizes several festivals, like Musical Timisoara International Festival, Guitar International Festival, Enescu-Bartok Days, INTRADA- New Music Festival,
The Enescu-Bartok Days, Sacred Music Days,  Kamo Blues Jazz Gala, etc.

2, C.D. Loga Boulevard
Tel: 0256 / 492.521

Ticket agency:
Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 – 14:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 14:00 - 19:00
And one hour before every show. 


The National Theatre „Mihai Eminescu” Timişoara was established in 1947. It is a mark of the local cultural life, by the rich repertoire and the notorious names that performed on this stage. This institution enjoys a high number of participants at the shows  proposed, through the Romanian Dramaturgy Festival, the Theatre hence manages to approach  the Romanian dramaturgy values, encouraging the Romanian and international dramaturgy creation.


2, Mărăşeşti Str.

Ticket agency Mărăşeşti:
Tel: 0256 / 201.117
Opening hours:
Tuesday — Sunday, 11:00—19:00

Ticket agency Sala 2 (Parcul Civic)
Opening hours:
Tuesday — Sunday, 11:00—19:00 

The Hungarian State Theatre „Csiky Gergely” Timişoara, founded in 1953 as a way to express the Hungarian culture.
The plays are translated at headphones into Romanian .

The Hungarian Theatre becomes a more and more dynamic institution, being involved, together with The City Hall Timisoara, in ample socio-cultural activities. It organizes every year in May the Euroregional Theatre Festival TESZT, the Festival of the Etnic Minorities in Timişoara, etc.

Str. Alba Iulia, nr. 2

Ticket agency:
2,  Alba Iulia St.
Tel: 0356 / 450.606
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 16:00 -19:00
And one hour before every show.
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The German State Theatre Timişoara is in function since 1953, being the carrier of the theatre tradition in the German language.
The first theatrical season is mentioned in 1753. Its cultural offer meets not only the cultural needs of German minorities, but also of the admirers’ of German culture and civilisation. The plays are translated into Romanian at headphones.

The German State Theatre in Timisoara is a public institution financed by Timisoara City Hall.
The EUROTHALIA - European Theatre Festival is organised annualy.



2,  Mărăşeşti St. 
Tel. 0256 / 201291

Ticket agency:
2,  Alba Iulia St.
Tel: 0256 / 435743
 Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday :  10:00 -15:00, 17:00 - 19:00
                           Saturnday: 10:00 -15:00
                           And one hour before every show. 


The Children and Youth’s Theatre “Merlin”,  the former Puppet Theatre addresses to the young spectators. The theatre enjoys a numerous audience that have to be drawn to the cultural act, raised and educated in the spirit of beauty.

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3, Regele Carol I Boulevard
Tel: 0256 / 493.049




The Culture House of the Municipality of Timisoara  

casa cult-smallhas a special place in the cultural life of the city. Artistic amateur bands such as Timis Band have brought fame for these lands, gaining prestige for their activity as well as for the city of Timisoara. 
The Culture House of Timisoara organizes annually the  „Hearts Festival”, which rejoices over the presence of folklore bands from Europe and from the entire world, offering the audience the possibility to get into contact with folklore traditions of the participant countries.


2, Miron Costin St.
Tel: 0256 / 498.214




The Association "Timisoara 2021- European Capital of Culture" 

logo-engleza-1The Association "Timişoara - European Capital of Culture" was founded in 2011, in order to aim  the preparation and support for the application for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2021. Members of the Association are NGOs, local government and regional cultural institutions, representatives of economic, academic and cultural.

In 2016 Timisoara was awarded with the title European Capital of Culture in 2021, presenting the project "Shine your light, light up your city".  Timişoara has won this competition due to several advantages, the most important one being its open, forward-looking, innovative, competitive, tolerant, and multicultural spirit.

We have bold but realistic objectives to show that sustainable development can be done through culture as well.

Adress: 1, C.D.Loga Boulevard

The Directorate for Culture
of the Timis County

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It is the public service belonging to the Ministry of Culture, whose activity is the protection and enhancement of the national cultural heritage, the promotion and development of contemporary creation.

The House of Arts is the multidisciplinary cultural center  belonging to the County Directorate for Culture, providing  spaces for exhibitions and performances, offering a wide variety of cultural events.


8, Augustin Pacha  St.
Tel: 0256 / 493.659, 0256 / 493.661


The French Institute Timisoara  

Important actor of the cultural life of Timisoara, the French Institute (formerly, the French Cultural Center), has been present since 1992 in Timisoara, where it promotes the policy of cultural cooperation and action of the French Embassy for the promotion of French cultures and language.

The Institute transmits the practice of the French language through actions of educational and university cooperation and through a diversified offer of courses, aimed at adults, children and companies.

ifrIn the cultural and artistic field, the French Institute of Timișoara develops the Franco-Romanian collaborations and promotes the cultural diversity, having as a priority the film, the book, the debates of ideas and the performing arts.

The institute organizes or holds about thirty events annually, the peak moments being Cafékultour (festival of young creators, held in cafés, together with the German Cultural Center), the French Film Festival, the Music Festival, the Humor Film Days, as well as the new Street Art Festival - Impuls.

              46, C.D. Loga Boulevard
              Tel: 0256 / 490.544


The German Cultural Center Timisoara


The Cultural Centres of France and Germany in Timisoara reveal a sign of its openness to Europe. The cultural projects that it develops, promotes on the one hand the language and the culture of the countries represented, and on the other hand supports the international cultural cooperation through the events organized (concerts, exhibitions, book releases etc )

The German Cultural Center is a cultural institution, opened in Timisoara since 2002, which promotes cultural relations between the inhabitants of Romania and Germany and which aims to bring the people of Timisoara closer to the German language and culture.

The center is addressed to the general public, of all ages and collaborates with Romanian and German cultural and educational institutions, local and regional public institutions, other European cultural centers, exhibition centers, foundations and other local and international organizations.

1, Liviu Gabor St.
Tel: 0256 / 407.058


The Intercultural Institute Timisoara

Founded in 1992, it is an autonomous institution, expression of the civil society, with a cultural, civic, scientific activity that accepts and promotes the values and the principles of the European Council. By the programs and activities, it aims development, the intercultural dimensions in the education and culture fields. It also emphasizes the promotion of tolerance and interethnic communication.


8, 16 Decembrie 1989 Boulevard 
Tel/fax: 0256 498457, 0256 203942


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Students House of Culture


9, Regele Carol Boulevard
Tel: 0256 / 496.711

Thespis Students Theatre



The Center of Culture and Art of the Timiş County

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1, Emanoil Ungureanu St.
Tel. 0256 / 435.158



The Rubin Foundation
is a non-governmental organization which has been developing cultural projects since 2001, aiming to promote contemporary art and sustain young artists, promoting the cultural heritage and developing training programmes for the cultural sector. The foundation organizes annually  the AccesArt Festival,  the Urban Pastel Art Camp – Timişoara, the Rubin-Dubova Art Camp and the programme “Art on the Street”.

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Piaţa Unirii nr. 8
Phone:  0356 442 770
Mobile: 0724 300 859


Noua Acropolă (New Acropolis) is an international organization of a philosophical, cultural and social nature and it is present in Timișoara since 2005. It is the organizer of  the cultural events Cultural Week, Philosophy Days, Volunteering Week.
New Acropolis promotes a practical philosophy which helps human being to know himself better, to master his own life and to harmonize himself with others and with the world, due to noble principles.
The New Acropolis activities containe philosophy and psychology courses, conferences, philosophical lectures, workshops (painting on bas-reliefs, Ikebana, Origami, Mandala and Tea Ceremony), theatre, and ecologic and socio-humanitary volunteering.

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Address: 5 Timotei Cipariu St., Ap. 2
Tel. 0256.433151, 0744.635490
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