The establishment of the Csokonai Fórum is the outcome of a series of tenders. At the closing event of the INTERREG project, “Romanian-Hungarian cross-border cultural incubator for the performing arts”, held on the 20th of December 2023, it was said that the Csokonai Forum is more than a theatre. The project was implemented with more than EUR 7 million.

The largest room of the Csokonai Fórum, the Zoltán Latinovits Room, has become the new cultural incubator. The auditorium, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can seat 350 people, was built thanks to an EU grant.

“The project aimed to bring together the various amateur and professional performing arts and theatre communities in the region in this incubation space. We want to launch new ideas, new initiatives, new projects that can help the cultural communities of the region,” said Deputy Mayor of Debrecen István Puskás.

The project was part of a group of proposals; the other was closed on 18 December 2023 at the institution. The Csokonai Forum was created due to these projects, and a wide range of theatrical activities and communities were established beyond the institution.

“I think we can already say that the Csokonai Forum is fulfilling the role to which it was dedicated. On the one hand, it is a quality theatre space, but it is also more than a theatre, as it serves as a community space and meeting point,” he added.

A virtual exhibition has been created for the project, which is now ending. It involves using so-called VR glasses, which allow visitors to learn about theatre culture in Hungary and Romania.

Source: debrecen.hu

Author: Debrecen4U