Erkel Theatre

Erkel Theatre, Budapest: Address, Phone Number, Erkel Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Erkel Theatre
4.5
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Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.
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  • II. János Pál pápa tér • 3 min walk
  • Blaha Lujza tér • 6 min walk
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The_Crofter
Warrington, UK833 contributions
A Birthday Treat
Feb 2020
Booked a box as a treat for my daughters birthday to see the Hungarian National Ballet in Eifman's Karamazovs, which was great. A quality performance at an absolute fraction of the price that you would pay back home. Even the drinks at the interval were reasonably priced, there is no way that we would normally have three glasses of champagne at half time at home!
The Erkel Theatre itself has a plain interior very of its time, but a good rake to the comfortable seating. Very similar in style to the likes of Liverpool Philharmonic or the Bridgewater in Manchester.
Great experience and lived up to our hopes. Would love to return one day.
Written March 2, 2020
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Bluesky91
Kingston upon Thames, UK509 contributions
Home of Hungary's only classical ballet company
Feb 2020
Visited Budapest for the sole purpose of seeing the Hungarian National Ballet in Eifman's Karamazovs, which was wonderful. What a great ballet company! The Erkel Theatre itself has a plain interior, but a good rake to the comfortable seating. The foyer serves a range of nice-looking snacks and drinks and there is a gift shop selling dvds and souvenirs. Formal wear not necessary. Tickets are ridiculously cheap! Flowers for performers can be left at the manager's office. Check their website for details of upcoming opera, ballet and music performances. Budapest's main Opera House is closed for refurbishment until 2021.
Written February 24, 2020
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robinthatcher
Coventry, UK26 contributions
Amazing night for no cost at all
Jan 2020
I booked these tickets for the Saturday the week before we left. We only had 4 nights so were limited. The seats were at the back and cost £10 for both of us to the Saturday ballet. Shame it wasn't the main opera house which was closed for refurb.

However this was 5 minutes from our hotel and a great performance. In terms of experience and value 5 stars.

Thanks
Written February 23, 2020
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Jamesynot
United Kingdom266 contributions
Die Fledermaus was fantastic!
Jan 2020
Wanted to go to the main Opera house but it is closed when we were there. We got tickets for Die Fledermaus, by the same company and it was outstanding. Great performers form all made a very enjoyable evening.

The bars were a little small so getting refreshments in the breaks was a bit difficult but over all a great night out.
Written February 15, 2020
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Leigh O
Athens, Greece27 contributions
Nutcracker
Dec 2019 • Couples
Saw Nutcracker here on 29/12. It was very good experience and really gets you in Christmas spirit. The ballet & music & customs were very good. We were engaged the whole time. Lasted from 6pm to 830pm. Definitely worthwhile to go. I would recommend it. Theatre itself was old, but nice enough. Safe and easy to walk afterwards to center. In my view when you travel in Europe, you should expect older buildings - that is the beauty.
Written January 3, 2020
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trooper198
Lincoln, NE813 contributions
Awesome Performance
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were able to schedule seeing the Nutcracker at the Erkel Theater before getting to Budapest using the online portal. So we saw the Nutcracker on Christmas day. What an awesome Performance by such talented folks. Wonderful experience in such a beautiful place.
Written December 29, 2019
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Scottkjs
Rainham, UK336 contributions
A civilised way to spend the evening
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful evening at the Opera, in comfortable surroundings. The facilities are good with enough staff to help with interval snacks and drinks.
Written December 23, 2019
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The Plumber
San Francisco, CA739 contributions
First Timer For The Nutcracker
Dec 2019 • Friends
Can you believe I've never seen the Nutcracker! My wife booked 5th row seats at the Erkel and it was as deal in my opinion. $80 bucks. Seats were very close to the stage. So now that I have seen the Nutcracker I can relate to all the songs used in many movies, commercials, and advertising. But this was a great way to enjoy the holiday traditions especially in Budapest.
Written December 1, 2019
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BrianF5555
Wolverhampton, UK71 contributions
Wonderful experience
Nov 2019
We visited the Erkel Theatre for the production of Porgy and Bess. The Theatre is is use currently as the home of Budapest Opera whilst the Opera House is being renovated. Whilst the Theatre is not as grand as its counterpart, the building is easily accessible, has a nice wide foyer for ease of movement and a nice cafe/drinks area, selling hot and cold drinks and lovely pastries before and during the intervals of the performance. The staff were also extremely professional and courteous and appeared to really enjoy being part of the experience. The cloakroom staff, in particular, were very efficient.

The performance itself was a joy, with the cast also enjoying their part in making for an excellent evening's entertainment. Do try to get to see a production here. Budapest Opera is trying to get everyone to enjoy this genre and has reasonably priced tickets for most productions.
Written November 22, 2019
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H K
20 contributions
Great production!
Oct 2019
I went to see La fille mal gardee. It was really well performed- the music and dancers were great! I booked my ticket very last minute but there were quite a few spare seats. The ticket value was great - around £16 for a seat at the front of the upper circle. Only slight disappointment is that there is very little leg room but I was on the end of the aisle so it was OK, and the performance was so good I didnt mind anyway! Would recommend coming here :)
Written November 4, 2019
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