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Any theater/ballet/concerts in Budapest

Would love your recommendations about theater/ballet/classical concerts in June last week. We will be with our two kids 11 & 9 yrs !

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Summer is the end of the season in many theaters. But there are a few things going on

The Operett closes for the season in mid June. The Opera House and the Erkel Theater have a few things going on, but not much: The Erkel is more of a local venue and not really very spectacular.

The Liszt Academy doesn’t show anything, but I would check back in May:*/2#program-listing Here you want something in the Grand Hall.

The Palace of Art has a few things. Look for performances in the Bartok Music Hall for the best performances. They also have programs for kids.

But the big news in June when it comes to music is the Summer Festival.

Also you might be interested in a Klezmer concert:

And then there are the tourist church concerts:

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Thanks James! The folk music looks interesting. Have you been there?

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Not sure what you are looking at. Of it's at the Casino Building near the Basilica these are tourist shows, and not uninteresting. We did the folk dance thing about 7 years ago and my only complaint is that it was too long.

Other than that sort of thing and the church concerts, the rest of the venues will be more Hungarian than tourist.

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James would prefer small church concerts or other local venues! We are going for a church concert in Vienna but won't mind doing it again as both my kids love classical music and play cello/violin!
Any suggestions?


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I Have been to a one church concert over the years. Music was beautiful, setting equally beautiful. Links are in my first post.

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James E you mention that Summer is the end of the season. If a person was looking at a mid September trip (not this September) could they expect a greater variety of cultural events by then?


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AND, in addition to theater and concerts September probably has more going on than any other month:

Budafok Champagne and Wine Festival
Date: Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017
Venue: Budafok

Jewish Summer Festival
Date: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017
Venue: Great Synagogue

Foie Gras Festival
Date: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 6, 2017
Venue: Erzsébet tér

Budapest Wine Festival
Date: Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 11, 2017
Venue: Castle Hill

Budapest International Half Marathon
Date: Sep 11, 2017
Venue: Budapest street route

National Gallop
Date: Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017
Venue: Heroes' Square

Sweet Days - Chocolate and Candy Festival
Date: Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017
Venue: Szent István tér

Budapest Design Week
Date: Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 4, 2017
Venue: Design Terminál and several galleries and fashion shops

World Press Photo 2015
Date: Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 25, 2017
Venue: Museum of Ethnography

Oktoberfest Budapest
Date: Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 4, 2017
Venue: Felvonulási tér (56-osok tere) - near City Park

Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival
Date: Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 18, 2017
Venue: Multiple locations

Budapest Pálinka and Sausage Festival
Date: Oct 2, 2017 - Oct 4, 2017
Venue: Castle Hill

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Ok, good news, thanks. This one's going in my B'Pest favourites folder along with the others.