Hungary is one of the very few countries where folk-dancing as on an incredibly high artistic level. It is not a coincidence that there is also a college exclusively for Hungarian folk-dance studies. Our authentic folk-dance shows take place in the Duna Palota and the Budai Vigadó, performed by three of the best professional Hungarian folk ensembles.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra are three of the best professional hungarian folk ensembles with the longest tradition (since 1951, 1957 and 1952). The performed dances give the viewer a broad insight into hungarian music, dance and costume heritage, covering traditions of former parts of Hungary as well.
Our venues take place in the beautiful baroque Danube Palace and the secession style Budai Vigadó, two theatres in a central downtown location.
Every concert starts at 20:00 consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between.
We are now offering pick-up and drop-off services for our evening programs!
Our chauffeur will take you directly to the concert hall so you don't have to go the meeting point, after the concert we'll take you back to your accommodation.
We kindly ask you, to check in at your receptionist one hour prior to your concert start, to help us find you!
(check in at 19:00 o'clock - at the reception for the pick-up)
Pick up - drop off service price: 10 EUR / person
In case of booking tickets with pick up please add your Hotel name and Cell number in the Comment field during checkout process.
Student: 21 EUR
Adult: 20.50 EUR
Student: 19 EUR
Adult: 14 EUR
Student: 13 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.
To top up your unforgettable theatre performance, upgrade it to a complete evening program with our Dinner & Cruise at 22:00! Let us invite you to a romantic candlelight dinner on one of our air-conditioned, heated ships. The Cruise starts at 22:00, but will always wait for the guests from the theatre to arrive, escorted by our hosts and hostesses.
Open date Gift Voucher
Gift something unforgettable!
Surprise your loved ones with the splendid 'Open Date Gift Voucher' for one wonderful night, by purchasing a ticket for them to use whenever they prefer to!
We ask you kindly to contact us a few days before the chosen date so we can ensure their attendance.
Great value for the money. A very lively show with talented musicians and dancers. Don't miss out!!!"
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
Worth every penny. Was the highlight of my trip."
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
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.