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Erkel Theatre

II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
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Fine performance of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Due to the renovation of the Hungarian State Opera, an opera was acted in Erkel Theatre. There, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Non S
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Bangkok, Thailand
My ballet premiere

We bought tickets on site to The Karamazovs , coreographer Boris Eifman and the conductor Gergely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mari H
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.
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II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the renovation of the Hungarian State Opera, an opera was acted in Erkel Theatre. There, we sat for a fine performance of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), an opera performed in Hungarian with subtitles both in Hungarian and English. Gates opened 30 minutes...More

Thank Non S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought tickets on site to The Karamazovs , coreographer Boris Eifman and the conductor Gergely Kesselyák. The price was very much affordable and we also had som champagne in the break. We sat on the deck and had a good overview from our seats....More

Thank Mari H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Erkel theater is located in the 7th district near Keleti railway station.We have seen here the Nutcracker balett performed by the Hungarian State opera and National Balett, which was fantastic. Given the renovation of the State Operahouse on Andrassy boulevard, all the opera performances...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the Karamazov brothers and the Cavalleria Rusticana. The performers were great and the visibility perfect even if we sat at the very end of the theatre. We payed 5 euros for each ticket and it was more than worth it. If anyone is...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice theatre with great acoustics, comfy seats and great view, drinks a bit pricey but less than what you would pay in UK, Tickets are a great price but book at least a month before you go to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We watched the Tosca of Giacomo Puccini on 15/02/2018. Faboulous perfomance (as non expert), great actors and orchestra. The location is nice and shows the importance of culture for hungarians.

Thank laurared_l16
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The History of this place is amazing. The theatre was built to bring opera to the masses. It's a simple place, but it houses many Operas from the National Opera House and National Theatre. We saw Simon Bocanegra and it was great.

Thank MelBr75
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

First rate singing." Summer time" was heavenly.Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Prior to the show opening there is a coffee/piano bar across the street for drinks of all kinds and Trappist fine beers.

Thank daytripper11
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

A night of wonderful Verdi performed at The Hungarian opera company Superb voices and orchestra Some of the best opera we’ve seen and at such affordable prices. Our only wish would have been if the staff dealt with a large group of students who arrived...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I went to see Porgy and Bess here on Thursday and was shocked at how bad it was. The accents were terrible, one person may have thought she was in an Italian opera. More importantly I do not think that the singers understood the words...More

Thank Sara A
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Susan C
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Response from Ezajo | Reviewed this property |
AND I would forget about public transport, it is easy to understand, but not easy to understand where and how to get tickets. Having said that at night you won't be checked, but services might be limited. Enjoy your stay... More
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Beckyboo1986
4 January 2018|
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Thanks for the replies. I've packed a nice cocktail dress so in the middle :-)
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Jane P
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey F | Reviewed this property |
Plenty on main boulevards 10 minutes away. Not much nearby: the immediate surroundings are not very salubrious.
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