Új Színház (New Theatre) stands in the heart of Budapest, the Hungarian capital, in the neighbourhood of the Hungarian State Opera House, near Andrassy street, which has been recorded as part of the world heritage.
All nations have a central theatre where the best actors of the country play the audience’s favourite roles. Budapest’s favourite theatre was forced to move houses quite a few times during its history.
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.
They say that if the crown of Andrássy út is Heroes’ Square, then the Opera must be its wedding ring. The Neo-Renaissance building of the State Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl, built between 1875 and 1884. Its auditorium seats 1289 people.
The House of Traditions is a national institution whose aim is to preserve the folkloristic traditions of the Carpathian Basin. The Budai Vigadó building gives home to the institution.
The building at Nagymező utca 8 holds the Budapest Chamber Theatre, which is the successor of the Déryné Theatre since 1991.
Together with Vienna, Budapest is the capital of operetta and visitors can see for themselves the high standard of operetta performance.
The Baltazar Theatre was established in 1998 and their members are young people
with mental disabilities. The Baltazar Theatre Foundation runs the company and breaks
new ground by putting their disabilities in the background and emphasizing their talent.
Artus Contemporary Arts Studio is based in a huge, abandoned factory building, with broken windows and no heating, but still, it is an extremely exciting place.
About 30 artists work here on their own and also together, inspiring one another, in tiny studios or in vast factory halls.