Budapest Summer Festival

Type:Arts and Music, Festivals

Event Dates:

  • Jun 12, 2016  -  Aug 30, 2016  

Venue:Margaret Island and Városmajor

Date Note:2016 event dates haven't been finalized yet!

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Open-air theater performances, musicals, dance shows, kids’ programs and several concerts are held every summer (June-July-August) during the Budapest Summer Festival. Programs are offered at two locations, on Margaret Island and in Városmajor. The Margaret Island Open-air Stage, located in the shadow of the historic Art Nouveau water tower, is the only permanent open-air stage in Hungary and can accommodate approximately 3000 people.

In 2015, the varied repertoire includes programs like Tosca, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and much more.

Budapest Summer Festival 2015 Highlights

Liszt & Dante Zoltán Kocsis & the National Philharmonics (opening concert) - Jun 12, 2015

Edward Maya Symphonic (concert) - Jun 26, 2015

Swing à la Django (jazz concert) - Jun 28, 2015
The Queen of Sheba (opera premiere) - Jul 3 & 5, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar (musical) - Jul 17 &19, 2015

Tosca (opera) - Aug 7 & 9, 2015

Chico & The Gypsies (concert) - Aug 22, 2015

Benkó Dixieland Band (concert) - Aug 25, 2015

In 2015, the Budapest Summer Festival also offers a concert series in the historic water tower, adjacent to the Margaret Island Open-air Stage. Following are some great water tower programs:

Jazzy Tower Concert Series

Nikoletta Szőke Quartet - Jun 13, 2015
Orsi Kozma Quartet - Jul 11, 2015
Bolyki Brothers - Jul 18, 2015
Swing and Chanson - Jul 24, 2015

Getting to the Margaret Island Open-air Theater

Take Streetcar No. 4 or 6 to Margaret Bridge (the stop is in the middle of the bridge, where it branches off to Margaret Island) then take Bus No. 26 to Szabadtéri Színpad‎. Or, take a ferry. Ferry service is offered by Mahart between Margaret Island Open-air Theater and Vigadó tér, Batthyányi tér and Dráva utca.

Budapest Summer Festival Hotel Offers

Novotel Budapest Danube, Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget, Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget and Mercure Budapest Buda offer special rates that include tickets to a Budapest Summer Festival performance, a theater ferry service and a visit to the historic water tower.

For more info on the 2015 Budapest Summer Festival visit the festival's official website. Tickets are available online here.

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