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Danube Folk Ensemble

Founded in 1957, the Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most popular professional folk-dancing groups of Hungary. The ensemble consists of 24 dancers and 5 musicians, both excellent in their profession. They aim to perform genuine dynamic, stylish dances, and to create innovative dance-theatre pieces based on those principles.

The Ensemble's repertoire includes some true gems of hte hungarian folk-dance tradition, while the folk music is faithfully interpreted by its musicians; varied and broad it provides for numerous unique and full performances. The ensemble gives over a hundred performances yearly, including their weekly appearance at the Duna Palota! Besides presenting their own repeertoire, they participated in various theatre productions.

The Danube Folk Ensemble is consistently included in the events of the Ministry of the Interior and at celebrations of National Holidays. These performances take place at the Parliament building or the Buda Castle, and are usually shown live on national television. In the last 20 years the ensemble performed in England, Cuba, Poland, Australia, France, at the Sevilla Expo, in Finland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

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Every concert starts at 20:00, consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between.

For the Folklore show we offer seats in 3 price categories, depending on the location of the seats in the theatre hall, with assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in your chosen category at the time of purchase.


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




Open date Gift Voucher

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience!

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!

Take time to watch our short video compilation of the Hungarian State Folk Enseble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra performing on stage!

During the concert season they perform twice a week at the Duna Palota (Danube Palace)

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

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.


Combine the Budapest Card with this program, and save money!

A special offer for those, who have multiple programs in mind while visiting Budapest!
The use of public transport in the city is entirely free for cardholders, plus it offers various discounts. The card is valid for 72 hours.
Order the package and we will deliver your card ­ along with your concert ticket to the reception of your hotel!
The concert ticket is also discounted if you buy them together.


“A great evening with the Danube Folk Ensemble”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Danube Palace or Duna Palota is located just behind the grand Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel. Its a short walk from the Chain bridge and is this beautifully appointed venue. There is a grand staircase that led us to the main auditorium with painted ceilings and walls. Its not as grand as some of the theatres in London but nevertheless is very atmospheric.
We saw the highly entertaining Hungarian Folklore by The Danube Folk Ensemble. Energetic dances including the sword dance and dance with objects and ending with ballroom dance. The lead violinist was absolutely superb. Highly recommended and would love to see the ensemble again sometime.

Visited October 2012


Coordinates47° 30.0199' N, 019° 2.943' E

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Danube Folk Ensemble dates


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


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Folklore performances

Folklore ticket prices

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

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