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Danube Folk Ensemble

Founded in 1957, the Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most popular professional groups in Hungary. The members of the ensemble are both excellent dancers and musicians. The Ensemble consists of 24 professional dancers and 5 musicians. The Duna Dance Workshop, working closely with the Duna Art Ensemble, gives opportunities for the creative experimentation and theatrical presentation of the Hungarian folk dance. Göncöl Orchestra also gives individual concerts based on authentic folk music. The aim of the ensemble is to perform genuine dances with dynamism and style, and to create innovative dance-theatre pieces on these principles. In addition to establishing a distinctive style through the vision of their artistic director, Zsolt Juhász, the ensemble regularly works together with noted guest choreographers.

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Their work enhances the rich repertoire of the Danube Folk Ensemble. The Danube Folk Ensemble's repertoire includes some gems of Hungarian folk dance tradition, while the Hungarian folk music is faithfully interpreted by its musicians. Varied and broad, the repertoire provides for several full concerts which are unique. The ensemble gives over one hundred performances each year, including weekly shows at the Duna Palota and folklore and dance-theatre performances both in the theatres of Budapest and all over the country. Besides presenting its own repertoire, the ensemble has participated in various theatre productions such as János Vitéz - a musical tale, King Stephen, Attila - rock operas and the opera Dózsa György.

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.

Every concert starts at 20.00 and consists of twice 40-45 minutes with an intermission




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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!


This short video compilation represents how the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Hungária Folk Ensemble & Orchestra perform 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)

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.




“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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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

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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.

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Danube Folk Ensemble dates


In the Duna Palota
May: 5. 7. 12. 14. 19. 21. 26. 28.
June: 2. 4. 9. 11. 16. 18. 23. 25. 30.
July: 2. 7. 9. 14. 16. 21. 23. 28. 30.
Aug: 4. 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.

For dates not listed on this page, please visit:
Folklore performances

Folklore ticket prices

  Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3
Adult 6200 HUF 5400 HUF 3600 HUF
Student 5600 HUF 4900 HUF 3300 HUF

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