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Folklore performances

Folklore performances

Folklore performances

Authentic folk dance shows in Duna Palota and Budai Vigadó with three of the best professional Hungarian folk ensembles!

There are not many countries beside Hungary, where the art of folk-dancing is at such high artistic level. There exists even a college for studying Hungarian folk dances.

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra are three of the best professional Hungarian folk ensembles with the longest tradition(formed in 1951, 1957, and 1952). Through the performed dances you can get a broad view of the music, dance and costume heritage of Hungary and the Hungarian inhabited areas.

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01 - danube palace
02 - hungarian state folk ensemble
03 - hungaria orchestra and folk ensemble
04 - hungarian state folk ensemble

The venues of the folk shows are in beautiful baroque Danube Palace and secession Budai Vigadó with central location.

Every concert starts at 20.00, and consists of two parts, 40-45 minutes each, plus an intermission.

Free date Gift Voucher

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

We give you the opportunity to surprise your loved ones with a wonderful experience by purchasing a free date ticket for them to use whenever they like.


Ticket prices

VIP cat.

32 EUR

I. cat.

Adult: 22.50 EUR
Student: 20 EUR

II. cat.

Adult: 19.50 EUR
Student: 18 EUR

III. cat.

Adult: 13 EUR
Student: 12 EUR

We have 3 different price categories for the Folklore Show, these categories are depending on the location of the seats in the theater.
Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in the chosen category at the time of purchase.





This short video compilation represents how the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra perform on stage:

Folklore Package (Folklore performance + Dinner & Cruise at 22:00)

It is possible to book this program with the Dinner & Cruise at 22:00. In this case, you will get a full evening program, an unforgettable theatre performance, and a romantic and delicious candlelight dinner on one of our heated or air-conditioned ships. On this occasion, a host or hostess will show you to the pier.

The cruise starts at 22:00, but always waits for the guests from the theatre.

The discounted package price with Dinner & Cruise is depending on the category of the seats for the performance.



"June 2013
Great value for the money. A very lively show with talented musicians and dancers. Don't miss out!!!"

“fascinating show”
Reviewed June 23, 2013
We loved the Folk Dancing show which gave us a unique insight into the Hungarian culture and dancing. The traditional costumes, which were typical of the various villages in Hungary, were really beautiful and colourful. The dancing was incredible, and the show was of a very high standard. Really worthwhile!

Visited June 2013

"June 2013
Worth every penny. Was the highlight of my trip."

"June 2013
Great evenings entertainment with performers who seemed very passionate"

"A small touch of old Hungary"
Reviewed June 4, 2013
This show is mainly for tourists, but nevertheless is enjoyable, and gives a taste of times-gone-by in Hungary. The musicians and the dancers are superb. The music includes gypsy music and the skills of the musicians are sometimes unbelievable; the dances are energetic and rivetting. The Duna Palota theatre evokes memories of the Hapsburg Empire and grandeur. Well worth the time and the ticket (I paid about 6000HUF or $28).
Visited May 2013

"Great dancing and ensemble"
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile
I am enjoyed this performance in Duna Palota Budapest, the price 6200 Ft, 5400 Ft, and 3600 Ft. The performance start at 8 pm and the show is 90 minutes with 10 minutes break. I like their dance/folk very Hungarian's traditional. I can gain insight into the folk music, dance, and costume heritage of Hungary.
Visited June 2013

"Best time ever!!!"

Reviewed June 9, 2013
Even though we are Croatian, this was our first trip to Hungary and Budapest, since we have been living in Canada for a long time. I met my wife while doing folk dancing, and a folklore concert in Budapest was an absolute must on our list. After a pleasurable stroll through the streets close to the theater, we got in and found our seats from the tickets that we acquired earlier. The theater is beautiful, old, the seats are comfortable and it was not full. The orchestra was just phenomenal, these guys have done for so long they did not use the music sheets. The entire program was just delightful, explosive, the dancers were perfect, costume changes, everything to us was just pure pleasure.After a tremendous applause and a standing ovation, we gathered outside form a short walk to the boat that took us on a 2 hour long cruise alongside both banks. All the major monuments and building were lit and it was a visual feast.
Obviously it will always be a bit windy, bring some long sleeve garments. We skipped the dinner due to the late hour.
Overall - Excellent value for your money - no complaints of any kind. Excellent work guys!!!!!

Visited May 2013

“traditional hungarian folk dance”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Want to see Hungarian folk dance? The real stuff? They are definitely the ones to see. Sometimes it's not them performing in their main venue, but whoever is there is worth seeing

"4 star rating: Recommended

Reviewed by Diana O, March 2013
This was a very enjoyable show. The dancers and the musical instrument players were very good. They know their stuff. I would recommend this show to others going to Budapest.

"5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Natacha L, USA, March 2013
The show was wonderful. The city had a great history, is beautiful and clean. In all, a great place to visit!

“lovely evening, with lovely music and lovely dancing.”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

to get to theater is not easy... to make it easy, go to st stephan church, walk in the street in front of the main entrance of the church, 50 meters before the end of the street, you will find the theater,( to your left ), It does not look as a theater, it looks as an entrance of a small hotel !!!. You will spend about 2 hours with "energetic music and strong way of dancing". A night will always remind you of the charming Budapest.

Visited March 2013

"Swinging show"
Aug 3, 2012  A TripAdvisor Member

In a beautiful old building, we have long enjoyed an evening of traditional Hungarian dance and music. 15 really very different tracks with a break halfway through. Both the music and the ensemble dancers were very enthusiastic and have a good night put down. The hall was almost full. It was no problem to the show at the last minute to book the hotel. That's fine, because then you do not risk going there and it sold out.

Related information

Folklore performance dates


In the Danube Palace:
Jan: 2. 3.
Febr: 28.
March: 7. 14. 21. 28.
April: 3. 4. 5. 6. 11. 18. 25.
May: 1. 3. 4. 6. 8. 10. 11. 13. 15. 17. 18. 20. 22. 24. 25. 27. 29. 31.
June: 1. 3. 5. 7. 8. 10. 12. 14. 15. 17. 19. 21. 22. 24. 26. 28. 29.
July: 1. 3. 5. 6. 8. 10. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 28. 27. 29. 30. 31.
Aug: 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 9. 10. 12. 14. 16. 19. 21. 23. 24. 26. 28. 30. 31.
Sept: 2. 4. 6. 7. 9. 11. 13. 14. 16. 18. 20. 21. 23. 25. 27. 28. 30.
Oct: 2. 4. 5. 7. 9. 11. 12. 14. 16. 18. 19. 21. 23. 25. 26. 28. 31.
Nov: 7. 14. 21. 28.
Dec: 5. 26. 28. 29.

In the Budai Vigadó:
May: 5. 7. 12. 14. 19. 21. 26. 28
June: 2. 4. 9. 11. 16. 18. 23. 25. 30.
July: 2. 7. 9. 14.
Aug: 6. 11. 13. 18. 25. 27.
Sept: 1. 3. 8. 10. 15. 17. 22. 24. 29.
Oct: 1. 6. 8. 13. 15. 20. 22. 27. 29.

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Folklore ticket prices

  Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3
Adult 6600 HUF 5800 HUF 3800 HUF
Student 6000 HUF 5300 HUF 3500 HUF

Explore the Danube Palace, venue of the program!

Folklore concert sitting map (Danube Palace)

Folklore concert sitting map
(Budai Vigadó)

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