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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 aim of the ensemble is to perform genuine dances with dynamism and style, and to create innovative dance-theatre pieces on these principles.

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. Besides presenting its own repertoire, the ensemble has 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 and consists of twice 40-45 minutes with an intermission.

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




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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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Danube Folk Ensemble dates


In the Duna Palota
May: 4. 6. 11. 13. 18. 20. 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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