Timișoara, often known as “Little Vienna” because of its cultural and architectural heritage, is testimony to a rich and vibrant history. Among the city’s most emblematic areas are the Iosefin, Elizabetin and Fabric neighborhoods, each with its own history and distinct charm. No wonder we chose these areas for the electric bus route where Night Theater will take place. Let’s tell you a bit about each one.

The Iosefin neighborhood, founded in the 18th century, was named in honor of Emperor Joseph II. With quiet streets lined with baroque and neoclassical buildings, Iosefin is like a portal to the past. It was largely developed during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and today is living testimony to the cultural and architectural influences of that era.

The Elizabetin, on the other hand, takes its name from Empress Elizabeth and is known for its many historic buildings, parks and alleys. A walk through this neighborhood is like a journey back in time, passing through different eras that have shaped Timișoara’s history. With churches, parks and houses that tell stories of the past, the Elizabetin is a must-see for any visitor of the city.

Fabric, the third neighborhood, is a landmark of the industrial revolution in Timișoara. It was the industrial and commercial center of the city, with numerous factories and workshops. Here, tradition meets innovation. Old industrial buildings have been transformed into modern spaces of art, design and culture, making Fabric a place where past and present coexist in a harmonious symbiosis.

Timișoara is more than a city; it is a mosaic of histories, cultures and architectures that come together in a unique way. Whether it’s the baroque elegance of the Iosefin, the historic charm of the Elizabetin or the creative energy of Fabric, these legendary neighborhoods are the pulsating heart of the city and their stories are waiting to be discovered. On the bus, at night time.

Tickets for the Night Theater here


This project is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is financed through the Grow Timișoara 2023 program, carried out by the Project Center of Timișoara Municipality, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

The Night-Art Festival is presented by George, the first smart banking.

Sponsors: Fan Courier, Iulius Town, ATP Motors, Pepsi

Project partners: Leeds City Council, In-Edu Association Timișoara, German Cultural Center Timișoara, Cluj Cultural Center, West University Timișoara, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Polytechnic University of Timișoara

Communication partners: Getica OOH, Aushopping galleries, Kiss Fm, Euromedia, Pressone.ro, G4Media.ro, World Wide Print, Daisler Print House, Știri din România, Tion, Express de Banat, IQOOL, Zile și Nopți, Știri de Timișoara, NewsVest, Adevărul, TVR, Radio Timișoara, România Pozitivă, Best of Timișoara