Râmnicu Vâlcea boasts several cultural centers and tourist attractions such as the Anton Pann Theater, the Ariel Theater, The Village Museum from Valcea county, the Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic, and the Children’s Palace in Râmnicu Vâlcea.
Anton Pann Theater and Ariel Theater
Anton Pann Theater and Ariel Theater are two cultural centers in Râmnicu Vâlcea. The two theaters are located in the former Modern cinema, in a welcoming location, quiet and full of history. The architecture of the building that houses the two cultural centers is a modern one that blends harmoniously with a green park, beautifully landscaped, with many flowers and an artesian well that completes this wonderful landscape.
Anton Pann Theater was established as a professional institution in May 1990 by the decision of the Vălcea Prefecture. This cultural center is a continuation of a long 100-year-old local theatrical tradition. Between 1960-1980, the People’s Theater functioned, one of the most valuable amateur theaters in the country, being rewarded with several national and international awards. Among the plays performed on the stage at the Anton Pann Theater are “Paso Doble”, “Cats”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Marriage Proposal”, “The Girl in the Machine” “The Golden Thread “A park … a bank” “Show: Titanic Vals.” Also on the theater stage Anton Pann made his directorial debut Daniela Nane with the famous play played on Broadway “Who’s Who” or “The lie does not have such long legs”.
The theater consists of three halls: the big hall, the studio hall and a hall for the puppet theater, where the little ones can watch shows that will bring a smile on their face with their parents.
“Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic
“Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic was founded in 1995 and has as its main loan officer the City Hall of Râmnicu Vâlcea. The Philharmonic is the most prestigious cultural institution in Râmnicu Vâlcea. This institution is dedicated to music lovers from Vâlcea and beyond. Tourists in the area are welcome to attend the concerts held at the Philharmonic.
The “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic had the honor to collaborate with the Romanian Opera in Craiova, the Romanian Opera in Bucharest, Radio Romania Musical, the National University of Music in Bucharest, etc. The institution also had the pleasure of collaborating with artists and conductors both from Romania and abroad. The artistic activity of the institution is represented by two valuable bands: the Symphony Orchestra and the Academic Choir “Euphonia”.
The concerts of the “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic Orchestra are held every Monday evening, starting with 19.00, in the “Alexandru Lahovari” concert hall, which has a capacity of 305 seats.
Currently, all the works performed by the artists of the “Ion Dumitrescu” Philharmonic cover a wide historical period: from classic to contemporary, passing through all styles of symphonic, vocal-symphonic music, opera, chamber music, cult and entertainment music, symphonic jazz, movie music.
Children’s Palace from Râmnicu Vâlcea
Children’s Palace from Râmnicu Vâlcea was founded in 1953, then called the House of Pioneers. Within this institution, events and actions are organized in partnership with formal and non-formal educational institutions, children’s and youth clubs or with local authorities – City Hall and Prefecture, Vâlcea School Inspectorate, Directorate for Culture, Cults and Cultural Heritage Vâlcea, Police County and Municipal, the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the National Anti-Drug Agency, the County Directorate of Sports and Youth, the County Youth Foundation, the Union of Visual Artists, the Students’ Council.
The Children’s Palace is an important cultural center in Râmnicu Vâlcea, because it offers children the opportunity to develop their artistic, scientific or artistic side.
Regardless of the purpose of your visit to Râmnicu-Vâlcea, cultural centers are a way to forget about everyday worries and enjoy a good play or an art show meant to relax and unwind.
Hotel Simfonia offers 4-star accommodation, with facilities such as a sauna, gym and fitness that will make your stay a relaxing one. You will fall in love with the wonderful landscapes offered by Râmnicu Vâlcea, which you can observe from the panoramic terrace of the Simfonia restaurant