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Erkel Theatre

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Address: II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
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+36 1 333 0108

Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.

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A must visit for opera lovers

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... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Pickle W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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 outstanding. If you are willing to sit in the 'cheap seats' you can see and... More 

Thank Pickle W
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 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 House. So check with hotel concierge or at the Opera. Getting there by cold weather... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 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. Advised no english subtitles but still easyish to follow. Only shame is no food or... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 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. So we arrived in Budapest, expecting to get to see Don Giovanni at the Grand... More 

Thank deborahk3
Walsall, United Kingdom
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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 English, so we got all the jokes too!

Thank David C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 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. My 'theatrical husband' was lost for words about the wrong proportions and everything else was... More 

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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 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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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite different from its big brother the State Opera, this is the second venue for the opera. It's modern but very comfortable. When they refurbish the main opera house soon all productions will take place here

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

I wanted to go to the opera, and since my companion is not a very big opera-fan, we opted for the well-known and classic La Boheme. I bought the tickets in the old beautiful operabuilding, I was rather disappoited when they told me the performance was not there but in Erkel Theatre. I wasn't sure if the cast would be... More 

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My intention was to order tickets at the Opera house, and I was therefore really disappointed when I experienced that the tickets were for a show at Erkel Theatre, which is not where I wanted to go. It took some time to figure out that the E on the opera-house web page meant Erkel. The performance and experience was however... More 

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