Folk Shows in Budapest have always been favoured by tourists.
Although Hungary has unusually rich and deep folk traditions, folk music and traditions are still essential parts of the Hungarian everyday life.
If you are passionate about live folk music, want to get lost in some of the deepest human feelings, or simply want to learn some folk steps, please let us offer you some of the most fantastic and memorable folk shows currently running in Budapest.
Hungarian Folk Show
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, regarded as one of the best in Hungary, was established in 1951. Its aims were to collect and play authentic folk music and preserve the Hungarian folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage for the public.
The Hungarian Folk Show takes place in the Danube Palace. The rich and colourful repertoire entitled the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world.
The extraordinary Hungarian folk music that inspired Liszt, Bartok and Kodaly is put on stage by both a folk orchestra and a world-famous gypsy orchestra. The 5 members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level.
Folk Dinner Cruise
Why not enjoy an hour long Hungarian Folk Show on the river Danube in Budapest on an evening cruise? Combine and evening sightseeing tour along the beautiful river Danube, a delicious 4-course dinner and a live folk show!
The Folk Dinner Cruise program is available with a 4 course dinner served at your very own table. The length of the cruise is optional: you may choose the full evening 3 hour night delight, or the shorter 1.5 hour cruise. The Folk Show is in the last hour of the cruise from about 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm where 4 -6 dancers will present the Hungarian dances in a lively and enjoyable way, also showing various costumes of highlighted folk regions (different colors, patterns and embroidery).
Hungarian Folk Dance Show in Traditional Inn
Have a great evening in an excellent atmosphere, get picked up from your hotel, marvel at the city views from a Panorama Bus Tour, taking you from the City Centre of Budapest up to the top of Gellert Hill, take a look at the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty, then enjoy a traditional 3-Course Dinner with Live Hungarian Folk Dance Show in a lovely Inn.