Danube Folk Ensemble

Established in 1957, the Danube Folk Ensemble is one of the most popular traditional Hungarian music and dancing groups.

The Folklore Ensemble is made up of 30 dancers and a traditional orchestra with 7 musicians. The Ensemble’s aim is to adapt traditional Hungarian Folk and make it more dynamic, contemporary, and unique. It has also been adapted for theatres and performance halls and has become more commercial.

The Danube Folk Ensemble’s artistic director and choreographer Zsolt Juhász has transformed the group into one of the most versatile in Hungary. The group also performs various choreographies by renowned Hungarians like Ferenc Novák, Antal Kricskovics, Zoltán Zsuráfszki, and Zoltán Farkas.

The group gives over a hundred performances a year, but one of the most popular shows takes place once a week in the Danube Palace.

Danube Folk Ensemble public performances

The Danube Folk Ensemble regularly dances and plays at celebrations organized for political events or during national holidays (for example on the 20 August and 15 March). These shows are performed either at the Buda Castle or the Parliament building and are broadcasted on national television.

How to Reserve

So as not to waste time in Budapest, we recommend that you make your reservation beforehand, which also ensures that you'll get the best seats.



At 8 pm. The performance has two parts, each of 45 minutes with an intermission.


Adults: between 7.20 Ft (US$ 0) and 10.90 Ft (US$ 0).
Students: between 6.50 Ft (US$ 0) and 10.20 Ft (US$ 0).


Metro: Vörösmarty tér vá, line 1 (yellow).
Bus: József nádor tér, lines 16 and 105.

Nearby places

St. Stephen’s Basilica (385 m) Chain Bridge (411 m) Váci Utca (756 m) State Opera House (774 m) Budapest Parliament (800 m)