The opening of Szimpla Kert in 2002 has been literally and also symbolically a milestone in the alternative life of Budapest. Converting an old factory into a huge open-air cinema and pub, they were able to create a unique framework for hosting concerts, theatre shows, and many different cultural events. Szimpla defines itself as a ’cultural reception space’, indicating our intention to embrace genres and performers of the mainstream, presenting them in an informal atmosphere. Moreover, with constantly supporting initiatives for urban sustainability, Szimpla has been serving as an ultimate incubation house of green ideas from the very beginning.
The Szimpla lifestyle is brought to life by culture, creativity and constant change day by day, everybody can make themselves at home, have a rest or have fun either in Budapest or in Berlin. Right from the beginning, our main mission is to shape our environment, making it more liveable and human-friendly by searching for the cultural treasures of Hungary and the world, by introducing and managing creative talents and their products and by implementing and operating models that help sustainable development in many walks of life.