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Erkel Theatre

II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
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Nice hall, great shows

We ended up watching a performance here while the opera house is undergoing restoration, and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
winnie k
Singapore, Singapore
Excellent Performance

This maybe the secondary theather but you get a top notch performance. The tickets are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shan C
Toronto, Canada
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Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up watching a performance here while the opera house is undergoing restoration, and it was a great experience. Sound system was good and seats were comfortable. We watched Figaro 2.0, a modern twist to the opera, which had a great cast and was...More

Thank winnie k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This maybe the secondary theather but you get a top notch performance. The tickets are very inexpensive and you get more than your monies worth. We went and say Figaro 2.0 and it was excellent. The line ups at intermission are big so pre-order if...More

Thank Shan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really superb performance of Rigoletto, performed in Italian but surtitled throughout in English and Hungarian. The theatre is very large and functional and is actually quite near the green metro line - good for getting home if like us you struggle with Budapest taxis....More

Thank David1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky to enjoy an amazing performance of Rigoletto with such an excellent cast. Cannot believe we paid stg 31 per ticket. La Traviata is being performed in November.

Thank TownClerk2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get box seats for Pucinni's Il Trittico for a mere 1500 HUF each - bargain! Despite the cheap price, there was only a very small corner of the stage we were unable to see which did not affect our experience at...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I saw a Hungarian version of Don Pasquale here in February and was it ever a hoot! I don't speak or understand Hungarian, nor could I read the Italian supertitles but just knowing the gist of the opera it was a pleasure to watch the...More

Thank theladylee
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Having been to a number of performances at the Opera House itself, we decided to book one at Erkel. Unlike other reviewers we found it quite easy to see which performances were in each venue (‘E’ for Erkel & ‘O’ for Opera House on the...More

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The National Opera House is beautiful in its grandeur, but the Erkel Theatre's updates make it a much more comfortable experience so a patron can actually get lost in the performance instead of being sidetracked by how uncomfortable the seat is. The prices are also...More

Thank Pickle W
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We came for a recital by Renée Fleming but this is not the purpose of the review. What is positive are the reasonable prices. Although as mentioned earlier, the ticket mostly in Hungarian, does not make it clear that it is not at the Opera...More

Thank Axel8807
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Came not by design to Erkel. Ticket website does not help foreign travellers as was not clear it was not at the state opera house. However, still not dissapointed. Very modern and reasonable ticket price. Slightly modern take on Aida (military helmets) but otherwise excellent....More

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Maria Elena M
25 September 2017|
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Response from gadeac |
no me dejaba incluir un enlace de una página web ósea pon en google opera.hu y te sale la página oficial
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Preeti S
7 July 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry -don't know the answer to that one. I only know when I booked online for Parliament I had to go to a counter in the Visitor entrance & they did a print-out for me. It was easy enough. The same may well be the case... More