Experience an authentic piece of Hungarian culture at a folk performance in Budapest at either Danube Palace (Duna Palota) or Budai Vigado. You’ll enjoy 1.5 hours of music and dancing by one of the best professional folk ensembles in Hungary – the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra!
After arriving at either Danube Palace or Budai Vigado, your theater usher will escort you to your seat in your selected seating category for your evening entertainment. Depending on your chosen date and venue, you’ll enjoy a show by the Danube Folk Ensemble, the Hungaria Folk Ensemble or the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. No matter which you choose, you can be sure you’ll be entertained by some of the best professional folk performers in Hungary; all three performance groups were founded in the 1950s and have shown off their talents around Hungary and abroad! The 30 artists in each ensemble perform choreography based on authentic dances, some of which date back to isolated villages from hundreds of years ago. As you watch and listen, gain an entertaining understanding of Hungary’s heritage through the music, dancing and costumes of the folk show.Each show consists of two 40- to 45-minute sections with an intermission of ten to fifteen minutes. Show Options:Select a show at Danube Palace (Duna Palota), a neo-Baroque building from the 1890s, to see either the Danube Folk Ensemble or the Hungaria Folk Ensemble and Orchestra. If you choose Budai Vigado, a stately venue that boasts Art Nouveau interior décor, you’ll see the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble.Please click on 'View Additional Info' to see the seating map for Danube Palace.