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 Hungarian State Folk Ensemble is one of the most renowned Folklore groups in Hungary. It was established in 1951 with the purpose of transporting Hungarian music, dance and costumes to other parts of the world. Since the group was created, it has fulfilled its initial purpose: to revive and perform Hungary’s rich culture all over the world.

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 travelled to over 44 countries in 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.

Schedule

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

Price

Adults: between 7,200 and 10,900Ft.
Students: between 6,500 and 10,200Ft.

Transport

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)