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), which have performances all around the country and abroad.
All the three of the ensembles consist of 30 artists. Their choreographies are based on authentic dances. Some of them were collected in isolated villages and date back hundreds of years. Through the performed dances you can get a broad view of the music, dance and costume heritage of Hungary and the Hungarian inhabited areas.
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.
It gets harder and harder to smile when we unwrap the umpteenth pair of socks or some other similarly unimaginative gift. Holidays, birthdays and anniversaries shouldn't be about hastily purchasing a predictable gift for our friends and family. In the past few decades studies have suggested that the joy one feels when receiving material presents, even if they are the long desired smart phone or a super expensive pair of designer shoes, doesn't last very long, especially when compared to experience gifts.
We offer you the opportunity to give the gift of our program that the recipient may enjoy at a time of his or her choosing within in a year. We request that ticket holders let us know a short time beforehand when we can expect them!
Adult: 6.200 HUF
Student: 5.600 HUF
Adult: 5.400 HUF
Student: 4.900 HUF
Adult: 3.600 HUF
Student: 3.300 HUF
This short video compilation represents how the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungária 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.
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.
We would like to draw your attention to our NEW attraction!
- Free Diamond Tour -
Together with the I. category ticket, you are entitled to free transfer and entrance to Europe's largest Diamond and Jewelry Center.
After booking, you will be contacted by e-mail to fix the time when you would like to be picked up from your hotel to visit the diamond factory and showroom.
The Diamond and Jewelry Center is a combination of cultural experience and luxury shopping.
Hungarian Jewelry Exhibition Hall and Showroom
You can discover the historical treasures of the Hungarian jewelry culture and craftsmanship through the past 1000 years featuring jewels of Hungarian Royalty
After a fascinating film about the world of jewelry and diamond, you are invited to a unique DIAMOND POLISHING EXPERIENCE. Caprice is the only place in the World where you can polish a diamond.
In addition, you are invited to visit our Showroom displaying thousands of wonderful jewels!
This is the only establishment in Hungary that offers first hand price to its customers.