Danube Palace Budapest
Danube Palace Budapest

Budapest Gala Concerts

Have you ever experienced a gala concert with an authentic Hungarian flavour, a music show with real Hungarian spirit?  The Budapest Gala Concerts offer a truly unique entertainment with a wide range of repertoire from operetta and gipsy music to Hungarian-related classical music.

Budapest Gala Concerts
Budapest Gala Concerts

Strauss or Berlioz together with a symphonic orchestra while making the whole experience more colourful, a special Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom (hammered ducimel) is introduced. Feel and hear the harmony of these different music styles performed by the country’s best performers.

The programme includes performances by the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre, an authentic gypsy ensemble and a performance by one of Hungary’s great talents from the national “Virtuosos” talent show.

Danube Palace Budapest
Danube Palace Budapest

The Gala Concerts take place in two of Budapest’s most historical and prestigious concert hall, the Danube Palace and the recently restored Pesti Vigado, both are in the very heart of the city.

The 90 minutes long concerts consist of two 40-45 minute long parts with an intermission in between.

Why do not you enjoy an unforgettable cruise with dinner, drinks and great views of the city right after the concert?



  • Ticket to a 90-minute show in a truly spectacular setting
    Budapest Gala Concerts
    Budapest Gala Concerts
  • Enjoy a performance by the famous Danube Symphony Orchestra
  • Hear masterpieces written by Berlioz, Lehar, Liszt and many more famous composers
  • Experience the unique sounds of the cimbalom, a traditional Hungarian instrument
  • Enjoy breathtaking performances by several of Hungary’s greatest talents
  • Choose from four different seating categories to suit your budget
  • Discount price for students with valid student ID
  • Option for upgrading your ticket to include a Danube River dinner cruise after the concert

Dates of Gala Concerts in 2019

In Danube Palace

January: 1
May: 4, 11, 18, 25
June: 8, 15, 22
July: 20, 27
August: 10
September: 7, 14, 21, 28
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 25, 27, 30

In Pesti Vigado

June: 29
July: 6, 13
August: 17, 24, 31


Gala Concert

I. cat: €42
(€40 for Students)
II. cat: €38
(€35 for Students)
III. cat: €34
(€32 for Students)
VIP ticket: €105

Concert & Dinner Cruise

I. cat & Dinner Cruise: €77
(€73 for Students)
II. cat & Dinner Cruise: €72
(€70 for Students)
III. cat & Dinner Cruise: €69
(€62 for Students)
VIP ticket & Dinner Cruise: €147

Concert & Cruise & 2 Drinks

I. cat & Cruise & Drinks: €54 (€52 for Students)
II. cat & Cruise & Drinks: €50 (€47 for Students)
III. cat & Cruise & Drinks: €45 (€40 for Students)
VIP ticket & Cruise & Drinks: €123.5


VIP Ticket

The VIP ticket of the Gala Concert includes the following:

  • Gala Concert Ticket with the best seats
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (pickup at 6.30 pm)
  • Private Host/Hostess during the Concert
  • Guided Tour in the Concert Venue (30-40 minutes in English)
  • 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine
  • Hungarian Souvenir

Taxi Transfer
You can upgrade your existing Gala Concert booking with a return Taxi Transfer for the price of €14 per person.
Hotel pick up: 30-40 minutes before the concert starts at the reception of your hotel.
Drop off after the concert: at your hotel, or any other destination in Budapest upon request.



  • Hector Berlioz: Rákóczi March, Orchestra
  • Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo–from opera Háry János, Orchestra
  • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5.,Orchestra with cimbalom solo
  • Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances, Orchestra
  • Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the opera Hunyadi László, Orchestra
  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2., Orchestra with cimbalom solo
    Danube Palace Budapest
    Danube Palace Budapest

Part 2.

  • Franz Lehár: Eva-Waltz, Ballett Ensemble
  • Emmerich Kálmán:The Czardas Queen– „Dasist die Liebe”,
  • Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow- Medley, Orchestra
  • Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow– „Grisetten Lied und Kan-Kan, Ballett Ensemble
  • Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The nightingale, Gypsy Band
  • A csitári hegyek alatt… (Hungarian Folksong), Gypsy Band
  • Vittorio Monti: Czardas, Gypsy Band
  • Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider– Palotás, Orchestra, Ballett Ensemble
  • Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Komm mit nach Varazdin”
  • Johann Strauss jr.:Long live the Magyar! Op. 332., Orchestra
  • Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza– „Braunes Mädel von der Pussta”, Ballett Ensemble


Vigado Concert Hall: 2 Vigado ter, District V Budapest, H-1051

Danube Palace: 5. Zrínyi utca, District V Budapest, H-1051

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  1. I used pay pal to pay for 6 tickets on June 13. How do I get the tickets via download link to print the tickets at home?

    • Dear Winnie,

      The confirmation email you received (as is) in your email account is your temporary online ticket voucher for your October concert event, which needs to be handed over at the Ticket Office in the concert hall & theatre (location confirmed on your ticket/ email).

      You can hand the printed email over by presenting it on paper or show it on your mobile phone (no printing needed). In replacement of your ticket voucher (identical with the email) you will receive your actual paper tickets. Paper tickets are not sent by mail as many paper tickets got lost by traditional mail when posted earlier. Thank you for your understanding.

      Would you kindly check your junk mail for the email confirming your payment and your seats? If you do not see it, please contact us asap, and we will re-send it to you or an alternative email address you provide.

      Have a great time in Budapest and enjoy the Gala Concert.

  2. We have two couples and want to book and pay for the tickets separately. How can we get our seats together?

    • Dear Row,
      thank you for your inquiry. You can pay separately, and to make sure that you are seated next to each other, please add in the comment section of the booking form of the Budapest Gala Concert that you wish to be seated together with ‘First Name Surname’ of other guests. Thank you for your kind cooperation.

  3. Is there an attire recommendation for the Gala?

  4. We have a group of 10 people visiting Hungary for the first time in May 2020. Do you know what days the concerts will be held? We will be in Budapest from May 18 through the 21st. Please advise if there will be a Gala Concert on any of those days, and when we would be able to book those tickets. Would a discount be available to our group? Thanks for your attention.

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