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Erkel Theatre

II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
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Fabulous experience - would recommend!

We were able to get box seats for Pucinni's Il Trittico for a mere 1500 HUF each - bargain! Despite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura E
Try to get tickets for an inexpensive Sunday afternoon show

I saw a Hungarian version of Don Pasquale here in February and was it ever a hoot! I don't speak or... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Santa Rosa, California
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Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.
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  • 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 3 days 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 18 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

1  Thank Busker999
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have to confess that we ended up in the Erkel Theatre by accident. Before arriving in Budapest, my friend had booked tickets for us to see Don Giovanni on the Hungarian State Opera House web site without realising the affiliation between the two theatres....More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We bought the whole box for a showing of Billy Elliot because the seats were so reasonable. It was a great experience. The show was really well done and the theatre is nice - very comfortable and has a nice acoustic to it. Sub-titles in...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I must say first that I cannot remember visiting this operahouse when I lived here. However looking at the history of the building it was there. It has been renovated with a facade change in the 1960, I think with a rather gloomy colour scheme....More

1  Thank EvaM221150
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Watched Don Giovanni last night as the tickets were really cheap only 2900huf each. Even a glass of wine was quite cheap here unlike the UK. The auditorium had great acoustics but was like an oven and really detracted from the show for me.

Thank jezz c
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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