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Danube Folk Ensemble

Founded in 1957, the Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most popular professional folk-dancing groups of Hungary. The ensemble consists of 24 dancers and 5 musicians, both excellent in their profession. They aim to perform genuine dynamic, stylish dances, and to create innovative dance-theatre pieces based on those principles.

The Ensemble's repertoire includes some true gems of hte hungarian folk-dance tradition, while the folk music is faithfully interpreted by its musicians; varied and broad it provides for numerous unique and full performances. The ensemble gives over a hundred performances yearly, including their weekly appearance at the Duna Palota! Besides presenting their own repeertoire, they participated in various theatre productions.

The Danube Folk Ensemble is consistently included in the events of the Ministry of the Interior and at celebrations of National Holidays. These performances take place at the Parliament building or the Buda Castle, and are usually shown live on national television. In the last 20 years the ensemble performed in England, Cuba, Poland, Australia, France, at the Sevilla Expo, in Finland, Romania, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

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Every concert starts at 20:00, consisting of two 40-45 minutes long parts with an intermission in between.

For the Folklore show we offer seats in 3 price categories, depending on the location of the seats in the theatre hall, with assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in your chosen category at the time of purchase.

We are now offering pick-up and drop-off services for our evening programs!

Our chauffeur will take you directly to the concert hall so you don't have to go the meeting point, after the concert we'll take you back to your accommodation.

We kindly ask you, to check in at your receptionist one hour prior to your concert start, to help us find you!

(check in at 19:00 o'clock - at the reception for the pick-up)

Pick up - drop off service price: 14 EUR / person

In case of booking tickets with pick up please add your Hotel name and Cell number in the Comment field during checkout process.

We have 4 different price categories for the Folklore Show, these categories are depending on the location of the seats in the theater.

Assigned seating. You will be assigned the best seats available in the chosen category at the time of purchase.

VIP category:

The service includes: Private transfer, best seats in the theater, private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission, small guided tour of the venue in English language, a professional photo, hungarian souvenir, and a glass of champagne

Ticket prices

VIP cat.

85 EUR

I. cat.

Adult: 37 EUR
Student: 34 EUR

II. cat.

Adult: 33 EUR
Student: 31 EUR

III. cat.

Adult: 24 EUR
Student: 22 EUR

Open date Gift Voucher

Gift something unforgettable!

Surprise your loved ones with the splendid 'Open Date Gift Voucher' for one wonderful night, by purchasing a ticket for them to use whenever they prefer to!

We ask you kindly to contact us a few days before the chosen date so we can ensure their attendance.

Take time to watch our short video compilation of the Hungarian State Folk Enseble, the Danube Folk Ensemble and the Rajkó Folk Ensemble & Orchestra performing on stage!

During the concert season they perform twice a week at the Duna Palota (Danube Palace)

Folklore Package (Folklore performance + Dinner & Cruise at 22:00)

To top up your unforgettable theatre performance, upgrade it to a complete evening program with our Dinner & Cruise at 22:00! Let us invite you to a romantic candlelight dinner on one of our air-conditioned, heated ships. The Cruise starts at 22:00, but will always wait for the guests from the theatre to arrive, escorted by our hosts and hostesses.



“A great evening with the Danube Folk Ensemble”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Danube Palace or Duna Palota is located just behind the grand Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel. Its a short walk from the Chain bridge and is this beautifully appointed venue. There is a grand staircase that led us to the main auditorium with painted ceilings and walls. Its not as grand as some of the theatres in London but nevertheless is very atmospheric.
We saw the highly entertaining Hungarian Folklore by The Danube Folk Ensemble. Energetic dances including the sword dance and dance with objects and ending with ballroom dance. The lead violinist was absolutely superb. Highly recommended and would love to see the ensemble again sometime.

Visited October 2012


Coordinates47° 30.0199' N, 019° 2.943' E

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in Danube Palace (H-1051, Budapest Zrinyi street 5.):

March: 24.
2, 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

June: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

July: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

August: 13, 15, 22, 27, 29

September: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

October: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29, 31




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