Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble was established in 1951 and has traveled to over 44 countries, playing authentic folk music and folk dances.

The Ensemble has a good and varied repertoire and this is what has transformed it into one of the most popular groups abroad.

The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble has traveled to over 44 countries on four continents over the last 50 years. Lately, the group has had enormous success in the United States and in the Far East.  

The Ensemble

The group is made up of 34 dancers, a Gypsy orchestra with 14 musicians, and a folk orchestra with 5 musicians. It has a diverse repertoire of dances and traditional choreographies that are several centuries old originally from various villages all over Hungary.

The folk orchestra plays traditional instruments, while the Gypsy orchestra, not only accompanies the dancers but plays its own songs and its repertoire includes Hungarian music and international classics like Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, and Brahms.


At 8 pm. The performance has two parts, each lasting 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: Batthyány tér‎, line M2 (red).
Tram: Halász utca, lines 19 and 41.
Bus: Szilágyi Dezső tér, line 86.

Nearby places

Fisherman’s Bastion (269 m) St. Anne’s Church (289 m) Matthias Church (321 m) Buda Castle Labyrinth (450 m) Chain Bridge (606 m)