Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

The ensemble ­ established in 1951 ­ aims to collect and play authentic folk music and to preserve the Hungarian folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungarian inhabited areas by putting them on stage for the public.

During the more than five decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its goal by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colorful repertoire entitled the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world. It has performed in 44 countries across four continents and won the admiration of an audience of more than seven and a half million people. In the last few years the Ensemble encountered special interest in the United States and Canada ­ which was illustrated by their fourth invitation to undertake a three­ month coast to coast American tour in 1994. They have also toured the Far East and Western Europe. The Ensemble consists of 30 dancers, 14 members of the Gipsy Orchestra and 5 members of the Hungarian Folk Orchestra. The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them were collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years.

The extraordinary folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartók and Kodály is put on stage by both the Folk Orchestra and the world ­famous Gipsy Orchestra. The 5 members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic niveau. The famous Gipsy Orchestra plays both dance accompaniments and performs alone. Their rich repertoire includes folk music which inspired Hungarian and international classical composers such as Liszt, Brahms, Kodály and Bartók.

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This event is also available in a PACKAGE!

We have 3 different price categories for the 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.

VIP category:

The service includes: Private transfer, best seats in the theater, private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission, small guided tour of the venue in English language, a professional photo, hungarian souvenir, and a glass of champagne
Pick up time is 6:30 pm

Each concert starts at 20:00 and consists of two 40-­45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between. We offer seats in three categories, the price of the seat depends on its location in the theatre hall. We always assing the best seats possible at the time of your purchase, if you do not have a specificly preferred seat in your chosen category.

We are now offering pick-up and drop-off services for our evening folklore shows!

Our chauffeur will take you directly to the concert hall, 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 you concert start, to help us find you!

(check in at 19:00 o’clock – at the reception for the pick-up)

Duna Palota

Danube Palace

Every concert starts at 20:00 consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between, meeting time is 19:30.