We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Erkel Theatre

II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
Review Highlights
World Class Ballet

Having been to a number of performances at the Opera House itself, we decided to book one at Erkel... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeffrey F
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
A must visit for opera lovers

The National Opera House is beautiful in its grandeur, but the Erkel Theatre's updates make it a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Pickle W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Read all 103 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Theater hosts a variety of operettas during the winter months.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good41%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“don giovanni” (4 reviews)
“opera house” (18 reviews)
“opera lovers” (3 reviews)
II. Janos Pal papa ter 30, Budapest 1087, Hungary
+36 1 333 0108
Write a Review
Reviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been to a number of performances at the Opera House itself, we decided to book one at Erkel. Unlike other reviewers we found it quite easy to see which performances were in each venue (‘E’ for Erkel & ‘O’ for Opera House on the...More

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The National Opera House is beautiful in its grandeur, but the Erkel Theatre's updates make it a much more comfortable experience so a patron can actually get lost in the performance instead of being sidetracked by how uncomfortable the seat is. The prices are also...More

Thank Pickle W
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We came for a recital by Renée Fleming but this is not the purpose of the review. What is positive are the reasonable prices. Although as mentioned earlier, the ticket mostly in Hungarian, does not make it clear that it is not at the Opera...More

Thank Axel8807
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came not by design to Erkel. Ticket website does not help foreign travellers as was not clear it was not at the state opera house. However, still not dissapointed. Very modern and reasonable ticket price. Slightly modern take on Aida (military helmets) but otherwise excellent....More

Thank Busker999
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have to confess that we ended up in the Erkel Theatre by accident. Before arriving in Budapest, my friend had booked tickets for us to see Don Giovanni on the Hungarian State Opera House web site without realising the affiliation between the two theatres....More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We bought the whole box for a showing of Billy Elliot because the seats were so reasonable. It was a great experience. The show was really well done and the theatre is nice - very comfortable and has a nice acoustic to it. Sub-titles in...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I must say first that I cannot remember visiting this operahouse when I lived here. However looking at the history of the building it was there. It has been renovated with a facade change in the 1960, I think with a rather gloomy colour scheme....More

Thank EvaM221150
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Watched Don Giovanni last night as the tickets were really cheap only 2900huf each. Even a glass of wine was quite cheap here unlike the UK. The auditorium had great acoustics but was like an oven and really detracted from the show for me.

Thank jezz c
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite different from its big brother the State Opera, this is the second venue for the opera. It's modern but very comfortable. When they refurbish the main opera house soon all productions will take place here

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I wanted to go to the opera, and since my companion is not a very big opera-fan, we opted for the well-known and classic La Boheme. I bought the tickets in the old beautiful operabuilding, I was rather disappoited when they told me the performance...More

Thank Anja I
Nearby Restaurants
Huszar Restaurant
838 reviews
.26 km away
134 reviews
.43 km away
Montenegroi Gurman
173 reviews
.36 km away
Rakoczi Grillhaz Restaurant
238 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
New York Palace
1,660 reviews
.52 km away
St Elizabeth's Church
47 reviews
.51 km away
Police History Museum
9 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Great reviews.. I will be in Budapest for six days. We are arriving on April 16th.. How do you view the schedule of shows and purchase tickets ? Can you purchase box office tickets the night of a show or do you purchase in advance because shows are usually sold out ?
20 February 2016|
Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
The shows are well attended, so f there is anything you want to see, you should book in advance. They have a web-site called budapestopera-tickets