Hungarian Folk Dance Shows 2014

Hungarian Folk Dance Shows 2014

Hungarian Folk Dances are very colourful, vivid, happy and will surely make your legs want to move too. In the unique, award winning Hungarian Folk Dance shows you can see the beautiful Hungarian folk costumes, authentic Hungarian dresses (still inspiring modern fashion motifs), you can listen to the merry-fast Hungarian folk music contrasted by slow-contemplative and even bitter or bittersweet tones, and last but not least, you can see the traditional Hungarian folk dance steps of how our ancestors danced many centuries ago (men and women together, men only and women only dances too).

Hungarian folk dancers - balancing bottles with great skills

Hungarian folk dancers – balancing bottles with great skills

Watching a  Hungarian Folk Dance Show is a real treat: you can see the best Hungarian dancers, i.e. the dancers of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, and the likewise famous and excellent Danube Folk Ensemble. If you want to see something more modern, we recommend the performances of the Rajko Folk Ensemble where folk dances, Gypsy dances and jazz ballet motifs are fused in a truly fascinating folk show. The more traditional folk dances and music are performed by the  Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and the Danube Folk Ensemble.

Highlights of the Hungarian Folk Dance Show

  • Vivid, exuberant and authentic Magyar folk dances (including the world famous Czardas): from the Middle Ages and from the 18th – 19th century (some of them collected in tiny Hungarian villages)
  • The best Hungarian folk dancers: multiple award winning folk dance ensembles (established in the 1950s).
  • Beautiful Folk costumes: authentic Hungarian embroidered costumes
  • Folk Dance choreography: the various folk dances of Hungary’s regions are fused into a spectacular folk show: beautiful, fun, amazing!
  • Affordable prices – the Hungarian Folk shows are great value for money, tickets starting from 14 Euros
  • Very central location – the Danube Palace is a 2 min walk from the Chain Bridge, downtown Budapest. Budai Vigado, the other venue of folk shows is about 15 min from the city center.
  • Romantic Budapest: the shows are truly romantic, as is the city of Budapest.
  • Family-friendly event: the Hungarian folk show performances are excellent programs for families with various generations (for the young and the elderly alike)

Buying tickets for the Folk Dance Show

There are Hungarian folk dance shows from May to October: to be on the safe side, you may wish to book your Hungarian folk dance show in advance. What is more, we have some package deals for you if you want to save some money (see the package deals below)

How to book your folk dance show ticket in advance?

You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:


Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Venue of the Folk Show: Budai Vigado Concert Hall (on the Buda side)
Address: 8 Corvin Square (Corvin tér 8.) District I Budapest – see map.

Hungarian Folk Wedding Dance

Hungarian Folk Wedding Dance

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (founded in 1951, 49 members). Highly esteemed, considered to be the best folk ensemble in Hungary.
The ensemble performs centuries old traditional Hungarian dances in amazing choreographies to the best Hungarian folk music, in traditional Hungarian dresses. They also collect and preserve the Hungarian folk dance /music / costume heritage.
Their unique, vivid and passionate dance shows make them one of the top touring folk groups in the world.
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble consists of 30 highly skilled dancers, 14 musicians of the Hungarian Gipsy Orchestra and 5 of the Hungarian Folk Orchestra.

Every folk show starts at 8pm, and consists of two 40-45-minute sessions, with an intermission. The performance is in the Budai Vigado Concert Hall on Corvin Square (a short walk from Batthyany Square M2 metro station, or you can take bus 86 from Batthyany Square or from Gellert Square by the Liberty Bridge).

Hungarian Folk Show Dates in 2014

February 2014: 22
March 2014: 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
April 2014: 5. 12. 18. 19. 20. 21. 26.
May 2014: 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.
June 2014: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 29. 30.
July 2014: 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 26. 28. 29. 30. 31.
August 2014: 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 31.
September 2014: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 28. 29. 30.
October 2014: 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 25. 27. 28. 29. 30.
November 2014: 1. 8. 15. 22. 29.
December 2014: 6. 26. 28. 29.

Ticket prices (Depending on the category of the seats in the concert hall):

  • I. Category: 24 Euro/ HUF 6,200 (Deals for Students: 22 Euro/HUF 5,600),
  • II. Category: 21 Euro /HUF 5,400 (Deals for Students: 19 Euro/HUF 4,900),
  • III. Category: 14 Euro/HUF 3,600 (Deals for Students: 13 Euro/HUF 3,300)
Book Your Ticket for the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Folk Show now:
You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:

(After payment, please check your mailbox for a confirmation email with all the details including meeting place. You can directly reply to your email to ask further questions or let us know about specific arrangements).

You will most definitely have a memorable evening in Budapest with the spectacular Hungarian Folk Show followed by one of the best city river cruises in Europe with UNESCO World Heritage sites along the river (the Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Gellert Hill, the Castle Hill, the Chain Bridge, the Liberty Bridge, Gellert Baths, etc.) – picture the cruise with your drinks and dinner, plus live music included in the price!
After the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble folk show, the hostesses will accompany you from Budai Vigado Concert Hall to the cruise ship on the Danube embankment. The short walk from the show to the cruise takes about 4-5 minutes on foot.)
Read more details about the Danube Cruises in Budapest.

Video About a Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Performance



Danube Folk Ensemble – aka Duna Folk Ensemble

Venue: Duna Palota (Danube Palace) Concert Hall
Budapest: 5 Zrinyi Street (Zrínyi utca 5.), District V., see map.
Getting there: The Danube Palace is right behind the Gresham Palace by the Chain Bridge, a short walk from both Deak Square (M1, M2, M3 metro lines meet here) or from Vorosmarty Square (M1 Metro station). You can also take the most picturesque tram ride of Budapest, namely Tram 2, which runs along the river Danube on the Pest side (stops at all bridges and in between too). Get off at Szechenyi Istvan Square (former Roosevelt Square) just near the Chain Bridge.

Danube Folk Ensemble

Danube Folk Ensemble

The Danube Folk Ensemble (founded in 1957, 29 members) – considered to be one of the best folk ensembles in Hungary
The Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most traditional, well established and much sought popular professional Hungarian Folk Show groups in Hungary. The dancers and musicians of the Duna Folk Ensemble are not only highly qualified and experienced, but passionate about what they do.
The Folk Ensemble consists of 24 folk dancers and 5 musicians. The traditional Hungarian folk dance motifs are wrought together in an absolutely enjoyable narrative of dance and music, the folk shows, which change from year to year to showcase the rich folk traditions of Hungary’s many folk regions.
The Danube Folk Ensemble’s repertoire includes some hidden gems of Hungarian folkdance tradition, while the Hungarian folk music is faithfully interpreted by its professional musicians.

The performances of the Danube Folk Ensemble are in the Danube Palace (Duna Palota) at 5 Zrinyi Street in downtown Budapest. Each folk show starts at 8pm, and consists of two 40-45-minute sessions, with an intermission.

The folk shows of the Danube Folk Ensemble are on a regular basis from May 1 to November 1 every Monday and Wednesday at 8pm in the Duna Palota (Danube Palace)

Ticket prices (Depending on the category of the seats in the concert hall):

  • I. Category: 24 Euro/ HUF 6,200 (Deals for Students: 22 Euro/HUF 5,600),
  • II. Category: 21 Euro /HUF 5,400 (Deals for Students: 19 Euro/HUF 4,900),
  • III. Category: 14 Euro/HUF 3,600 (Deals for Students: 13 Euro/HUF 3,300)
Book Your Ticket for the Danube Folk Ensemble Folk Show now:
You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:

(After payment, please check your mailbox for a confirmation email with all the details including meeting place. You can directly reply to your email to ask further questions or let us know about specific arrangements).

We speak from both personal experience and many years of feedback from Budapest tourists when we say that You will surely have an amazing evening in Budapest with the spectacular Hungarian Folk Show followed by one of the best city river cruises in Europe with UNESCO World Heritage sites along the river (the Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Gellert Hill, the Castle Hill, the Chain Bridge, the Liberty Bridge, Gellert Baths, etc.) – 4 course dinner, drinks, live music during the 90 minute boat tour!
After the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble folk show, the hostesses will accompany you from Budai Vigado Concert Hall to the cruise ship on the Danube embankment. The short walk from the show to the cruise takes about 4-5 minutes on foot.)
More details about the Danube Cruises in Budapest.
Prices – Folk Performance + Dinner & Cruise

  • I. category: 55.75 Euro / HUF 14,100 HUF (Deals for Students: 53.40 Euro / HUF 13,500)
  • II. category: 52.65 Euro / HUF 13,300 HUF (Deals for Students: 50.75 Euro / HUF 12,800)
  • III. category: 45.75 Euro / HUF 11,500 HUF (Deals for Students: 44.50 Euro / HUF 11,200)

Buy Your Discount Package Ticket Online:
You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:

After booking your Cruise & Folk Show package, please check your mailbox for a confirmation email with all the details including meeting place, and further details. You can directly reply to your email to ask further questions or let us know about specific arrangements.

Rajko Folk Ensemble

Venue: Duna Palota (Danube Palace) Concert Hall
Budapest: 5 Zrinyi Street (Zrínyi utca 5.), District V., see map.
Getting there: The Danube Palace is right behind the Gresham Palace by the Chain Bridge, a short walk from both Deak Square (M1, M2, M3 metro lines meet here) or from Vorosmarty Square (M1 Metro station). You can also take the most picturesque tram ride of Budapest, namely Tram 2, which runs along the river Danube on the Pest side (stops at all bridges and in between too). Get off at Szechenyi Istvan Square (former Roosevelt Square) just near the Chain Bridge.

Rajko Folk Ensemble

Rajko Folk Ensemble

The Rajko Folk Ensemble (founded in 1952) performs lively Gypsy – Hungarian folk showsby fusing traditional Hungarian dances with Gypsy dances and music, incorporating more modern motifs from jazz ballet.The world famous Rajko Folk Orchestra accompanies the dancers of the Rajko Folk Ensemble: the talented Gypsy band is a unique musical experience in itself. Like Jewish Klezmer music, Gypsy musicians learn the tricks of the trade in the family and community, carrying the musical heritage through many dynasties. They play by the ear, no music to guide their strokes. Virtuoso improvisation? Sure!The grand orchestra of Rajko Band consists of about 50 members, while the chamber orchestra version, you will likely see at the Folk Show, is 6-8 musicians. They will showcase their diverse repertoire from classical music to gypsy folk and operetta.

The Folk Show / Concert are in the Danube Palace (Duna Palota) at 5 Zrinyi utca, (District V.). Every show starts at 8 pm in the evening, and consists of two 40-45 minute performances, with an intermission.

Basically, the Rajko Folk Show runs on a regular basis from May 1 to November 1 every Friday at 8pm in the Danube Palace.

Ticket Prices for the Hungarian Folk Shows in Budapest Danube Palace

Ticket prices (Depending on the category of the seats in the concert hall):

  • I. Category: 24 Euro/ HUF 6,200 (Deals for Students: 22 Euro/ HUF 5,600),
  • II. Category: 21 Euro / HUF 5,400 (Deals for Students: 19 Euro/ HUF 4,900),
  • III. Category: 14 Euro/ HUF 3,600 (Deals for Students: 13 Euro/ HUF 3,300)
Book Your Ticket for the Rajko Folk Ensemble Folk Show now:
You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:

(After payment, please check your mailbox for a confirmation email with all the details including meeting place. You can directly reply to your email to ask further questions or let us know about specific arrangements).

Rajko Folk Orchestra

Rajko Folk Orchestra

The spectacular Hungarian Folk Show followed by one of the best city river cruises in Europe with UNESCO World Heritage sites glowing in romantic night lights – like a real pearl of architecture sitting along the Danube banks (the Parliament, the Buda Castle, the Gellert Hill with the Citadel, the Castle Hill, the Chain Bridge, the Liberty Bridge, Gellert Baths, the Palace of Arts, the National Theater, etc.) – 4 course delicious dinner, drinks, live music during the 90 minute boat tour!

Budai Vigado Concert Hall Budapest

Budai Vigado Concert Hall Budapest

After the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble folk show, the hostesses will accompany you from Budai Vigado Concert Hall to the cruise ship on the Danube embankment. The short walk from the show to the cruise takes about 4-5 minutes on foot.)
More details about the Danube Cruises in Budapest.
Prices – Folk Performance + Dinner & Cruise

  • I. category: 55.75 Euro / HUF 14,100 HUF (Deals for Students: 53.40 Euro / HUF 13,500)
  • II. category: 52.65 Euro / HUF 13,300 HUF (Deals for Students: 50.75 Euro / HUF 12,800)
  • III. category: 45.75 Euro / HUF 11,500 HUF (Deals for Students: 44.50 Euro / HUF 11,200)

Buy Your Discount Package Ticket Online:
You can buy tickets via HungarianFolk.com:

After booking your Danube Cruise & Rajko Gypsy Show package, please check your email box for a confirmation mail with all the details including the meeting place, and further info. You can reply to your email should you have any further questions to let us know about specific arrangements.

Danube Palace Budapest

Danube Palace Budapest

Danube Palace Budapest

Ticket prices: there are 3 categories of folk show tickets in both the Duna Palace and the Buda Vigado concert halls (see the seating plan of the Danube Palace)

Category 1 Folk Show Tickets:

these are the best seats mostly in the stalls of the Duna Palace

  • Euro 24 / HUF 6,200 for adults (Euro 30 with pick-up service)
  • Euro 22 / HUF 5,600 for students (Euro 28 with pick-up service)

Category 2 Folk Show Tickets:

these are the second best seats in the stalls of the Duna Palace, from Row 1 to 4 and rows 14 and 15, as well as a couple of rows on the balcony.

  • Euro 21 / HUF 5,400 for adults
  • Euro 19 / HUF 4,900 for students

Category 3 Folk Show Tickets:

Hungarian Folk Dance Show in Budapest

Hungarian Folk Dance Show in Budapest

 

Hungarian Folk Dance Show in Budapest

these are the third best seats of the theater in the Duna Palace, the back rows in the stalls and the back rows on the balcony

  • Euro 14 / HUF 3,600 for adults
  • Euro 13 / HUF 3,300 for students

As you can see most Hungarian folk dance shows are scheduled for the high season, summer months, so hopefully you will find a folk dancing show in Hungary to see.

Here is a nice video of the Hungarian folk shows:

Related Budapest Folk Events:
Hungarian Folk Dance Shows – Budapest, August 2012
Hungarian Folk Dance Shows – Budapest, September 2012
Hungarian Folk Dance Shows – Budapest, October 2012