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Katona József Theatre – Kamra Theatre
The Katona József Theatre is the best-known Hungarian theatre company - a public theatre, supported mainly by the City of Budapest. As an independent company, it was born in 1982, seceding of the National Theatre of Budapest, led by general director Gábor Székely and art director Gábor Zsámbéki.
Since 1989 the post of general director has been held by Gábor Zsámbéki with Gábor Máté as general stage director, Tamás Ascher and Péter Gothár at his side as stage directors. Besides them, Andor Lukáts as well as guest directors of the younger generation regularly direct on its stage.
The Katona József Theatre has extensive international connections and it is a founding member of the Union of European Theatres. The company regularly embarks on international tours and to date has performed in more than 60 cities of the world from Paris to Chicago, from London to Bogota, from Milan to Adelaide. The productions and artists of the Katona have received numerous important national and international awards.
Address: 1052 Petőfi Sándor utca 6
Phone: (36-1) 318 3725
Public Transport Access: Metro line 3, busses 5, 7, 8, 15, 112, 115, 173 and 239, get of at the Ferenciek tere metro station