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  • 1. Budapest Festival Orchestra

    Óbuda | Music

    World-renowned conductor Iván Fischer, who is still music director, formed the group with famed Hungarian conductor Zoltán Kocsis in 1983. The...Read More

  • 2. Liszt Ferenc Zeneakadémia

    Andrássy út | Music

    This magnificent art nouveau music academy presides over the cafés and gardens of Liszt Ferenc tér. Along with the Vigadó, it's one of the city...Read More

  • 3. Magyar Állami Operaház

    Andrássy út | Dance

    Miklós Ybl's crowning achievement, built between 1875 and 1884, is the glittering neo-Renaissance opera house. It's Budapest's main venue for...Read More

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  • 4. Művészetek Palotája


    In southern Pest, at the foot of Rákóczy (aka Lágymányosi) Bridge, right beside the similarly grand National Theater, this monumental (750,000...Read More

  • 5. Fonó Budai Zeneház

    South Buda | Music

    Although it's a bit of a trek from the city center to Fonó, on the outskirts of Buda, it is a great place to see live folk acts. The music house...Read More

  • 6. Fővárosi Nagycirkusz

    Városliget | Circuses

    At the Fővárosi Nagycirkusz, colorful performances by local acrobats, clowns, and animal trainers, as well as by international artists, are...Read More

  • 7. Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

    Batthyány tér | Dance

    The 30-member ensemble, formed in 1951, performs at the Hagyományok Háza (Hungarian Heritage House). Choreography is based on authentic dances...Read More

  • 8. Jegymester


    An online ticket resource offering tickets to concerts, sports events, theatrical performances, museums, and more. ...Read More

  • 9. Nemzeti Színház


    Round and colonnaded in front and square in back, Hungary's massive, preeminent national theatrical venue is a spectacular blend of modern and...Read More

  • 10. Rajkó Folk Ensemble

    Keleti Train Station | Dance

    This fiery group of 60 dancers uses both ballet and modern dance forms as well as combining folklore and operetta programs. They perform at...Read More

  • 11. Ticket Express


    Whether you are planning to go to the Budapest Spring Festival, a performance, or even a sporting event, most people in the city look to this...Read More

  • 12. Trafó Kortárs Művészetek Háza


    A former electrical transformer station in Pest, the Trafó building today showcases contemporary and alternative dance, theater, and music...Read More

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