“A Little bit of history…
Welcome to the most legendary venue in the old town, an emblematic place that has enormously contributed to developing Valencia’s culture and art. Radio City, originally the first juice bar in Valencia, little by little was transformed into a home to many artists, a nook where you could create, where you could let your imagination go. A refuge where you could be yourself, and get away from the outburst of urban tribes and trends that were capturing the streets of Valencia after many years of repression.
Radio City’s cheekiest period was about to start. In 1997, ideas were arising continuously. Nobody could cease the synergy that was growing in the corner of Santa Teresa Street. Music, art, culture, rebellion and tolerance were some of the words that would build this peculiar place that has been in constant development since the beginning of its existence. Crazy artistic scientists wandered around this cultural lab with one mission in their minds: to create a place where everything is possible.
Around 1999, after more than 20 years bringing life and safety to the district of Velluters, a district which seemed forgotten by the local government, Radio City received some bad news. The neighbors of Santa Teresa Street, together with the committee of the falla Sendra/Coll and the non-governmental organization Esperanza Sin Fronteras, became a real shield against the threats thrown by the council about closing the pub. The residents of this suburb, who suffered during many years the consequences of oblivion, were continuously witnessing the unhealthy habits of some people, which were deeply affecting the image and the safety of the district. They saw in Radio City the beginning of a neighborhood with future. The pub meant hope to improving the quality of their lives but, above all, it meant an injection of light for this area which was immersed in darkness. It was difficult to misbehave and make dark deals under Radio City’s mythical neon light, which was almost an interrogatory light for those who were willing to play dirty. There is strength in numbers and that was the main reason to a happy end. Radio City, thanks to the support of its neighbors, could continue its social role assuming an indispensable function in the development of Valencia’s cultural life.
We can clearly see the creativity that Radio City radiates in two interesting projects: Unknown Art and Garden City (Huerto City). Unknown Art is the latest project ran by the venue and it is conceived as a platform for unrepresented artists; a monthly event which merges art, live music and Djs. Radio City is more alive than ever thanks to Garden City (Huerto City), a beautiful project by the Red Sostenible y Creativa. Our rooftop terrace is full of life; our urban garden is a lung in the middle of the city, a little green spot where you can actually breathe, a pioneer project in town
A group of people who work hard to make Radio City a place where everybody feels represented; a place where every single person have voice and can express their curiosities talking about their inspirations. In short, Radio City is a place where any excuse can become a celebration.
Our crowd is a melting-pot of lovely and curious people. They are artists, travelers, freethinkers, restless students, creative and respectful people. People who understand life as an opportunity to enjoy and learn, always having in mind the importance of harmony and respect. Thanks to our loyal public, Radio City has become a place where you can share and create your own carpe diem; a landmark which has witnessed many anecdotes and experiences that will become part of the most valuable treasure: memories. If Radio City’s walls could speak, they would say: life is wonderful.