Studio 5 is a different kind of place – far from being yet another cool and posh bar, it is above all a spiritual meeting point, one that sets trends, rather than following them.
The interior can only be described as cozy and the atmosphere stimulates creativity, spirituality and positive energy emanating from the stage – the single most important piece of the interior. It is a stage which welcomes talented musicians of all generations and styles and also many theatre plays, books, dance plays and films.
The cultural life of the club is favoured by its central location – the National Palace of Culture (NDK), at entrance A3. It is very easy to reach with public transport and it also has its own parking lot. However, the most important thing remains the human factor. The creators and hosts of Studio 5 are Hilda Kazassyan, Atanas Yankulov and Borislav Yotsov.
Entrance fees for events vary, but as a rule fall in the five to 10 leva range. Tickets can be bought at the NDK ticket booths, online at ticketstream.bg, eventim.bg or ticketplus.bg, as well as at the club on the day of the event. To book a place in advance, call 02/963 1254.
Studio 5 programme for December, as follows:
7pm: Atlas Live
10pm: Sentimental Swingers & Mihail Yossifov Sextet Live
7pm: Zhivak (mercury) – a play by Dimitar Jivkov
10pm: The wild is calling – jazz concert with Militsa Gladnishka
3pm: Poetic cafe on Christmas
7pm: Golemite stand-up comedy night
10.30pm: Brazz VilliDj
7pm: Arte Libero presents: Conversations with Lora and De Falla (Spanish songs)
7pm: What’s going on? – starring Georgi Mamalev (theatre)
5pm: Open Rock Lesson – final concert with special guest: Signal
11pm: Christmas carols and jazz for kids with Ventsi Blagoev!
4pm: Rumyana Kotseva sings the best Christmas songs in Bulgarian
4pm: Hristo Yotsov presents his students
11pm: Christmas concert of the Center for Musical Arts
7pm: Christmas miracle, a concert by Cosmic voices choir
7pm: On sex, politics and other vulgar stuff – starring Niki Urumov (theatre)
10.30pm: Bulgara Live
7pm: Stratia Acoustic Live
10.30pm: A tribute to Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughan