- Address: Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 30, 1087, Hungary
- Phone: +36-18147100
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Entertainment, Play, Theatre
Erkel Theatre was initially known as Nepopera as it was built by the Nepopera corporation. In return for the free venue, they took over the control of the regulation of the theatre. The idea of making this theatre was basically to bring Opera to the masses by making it reasonable. It was one of the very first Hungarian operas to come into picture as most of the plays were only in the Hungarian language. Eventually in the years to come, it associated with the State Opera House. With various changes and renovations, today Erkel Theatre acts as the secondary stage to the State Opera House.
Erkel Theatre Travel Tips
- 30minutes prior the performance, the ticket office serve only visitors to the upcoming event.
- The theatre is accessible for disabled people.
- Bank cards are accepted for making the payment.
Entrance Ticket Details For Erkel Theatre
- Ticket price vary according to the shows. Check the official website of the theatre.
Erkel Theatre Hours
Ticket office hours:
- Monday to Sunday: 10am to 10pm or until the first intermission of the given performance
How to Reach Erkel Theatre
- Nearby subway station: II. Janos Pal papa ter
- Nearby bus station: Kiss Jozsef utca
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1.29% of people who visit Budapest include Erkel Theatre in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
35.71% of people start their Erkel Theatre visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Erkel Theatre
92.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful theater to assist for an opera play. They usually have a display with English and hubgarian translations, which make it more appealing. Places are comfortable but the best part is they have lot of leg room
We were on a short visit to Budapest and decided to take see an opera at the Erkel Theater. The venue was spectacular, the performance was exceptional, and the price was reasonable. Hint: The Erkel Theater did not seem to enforce a strict dress code -- there were plenty of tourists mingled into the crowd wearing NY Yankees hats and ripped blue jeans ... I reccomend dressing a little bit nicer - a pair of slacks/pants/a skirt it will be appreciated and you will make the visit feel a little more special.
I like to go to the opera abroad to get the experience of how people behave differently. In Hungary, I learned, the applause is rhythmic. :-D The theater building is nothing special. Pragmatic with everything you need. Coat check is free
Convenient to get to by train. Great sounds and acoustics. No bags or coats, so you will have to drop them off at the cloak section before you're allowed to enter. The view is great wherever you are seated too.
Great place for concerts. I have been to several operas there. The quality of the performances has always been very good. The cloakrooms and the bars for refreshmets during the interval are also well run and good quality. I often have red wine and a "perec" during the interval. The bar is a little pricey.