Southern Pest entertainment

Top Choice Concert Venue in Southern Pest

Palace of Arts

The two concert halls at this palatial arts centre by the Danube are the 1700-seat Béla Bartók National Concert Hall (Bartók Béla Nemzeti Hangversenyterem) and the smaller Festival Theatre (Fesztivál Színház), accom…
Opera in Southern Pest

Erkel Theatre

Budapest's modern (and usually considered ugly) second opera house, southwest of Keleti train station, has reopened after a massive facelift that has added a considerable amount of charm to this venue with near-perf…
Live Music in Southern Pest

Jedermann Cafe

This lovely and uber-chilled old-style cafe and restaurant at the southern end of XI Ráday utca turns into a great music venue at night, focusing on jazz, world and folk. Gigs (800Ft) are at 9pm Thursday to Sunday, …
Concert Venue in Southern Pest

Budapest Music Center

Hosting a fantastic line-up of mainly Hungarian jazz and classical performances, the Budapest Music Center comprises a classy 350-capacity concert hall (tickets 1500Ft to 3000Ft), the Opus Jazz Club (and restaurant)…
Dance in Southern Pest

Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

This ultrahip stage in Ferencváros presents a mixture of music, theatre and especially dance, including a good pull of international acts. It also has a gallery and a club in the basement.
Stadium in Southern Pest

Groupama Arena

Rebuilt on the site of the Flórián Albert Stadium opposite Népliget bus station, branded Groupama Arena is home to Ferencvárosi Torna Club (, the country’s loudest, brashest and most popular football te…
Cinema in Southern Pest

Urania National Cinema

This tarted-up film palace is an art deco/neo-Moorish extravaganza showing mostly arthouse films in their original language with Hungarian subtitles. It has an excellent cafe with balcony on the 1st floor overlookin…
Theatre in Southern Pest

National Theatre

This rather eclectic venue is the place to go if you want to brave a play in Hungarian or just check out the theatre’s bizarre architecture.