Budapest Operetta and Folklore Theater

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One of the best programs in Budapest!

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Budapest Operetta & Folklore Theatre on the Danube

Our Operetta and Folklore theatre performance takes place at the heart of Budapest. The newly built catamaran which serves as the location was built specifically for this purpose.

Our Operetta and Folk Theatre lines up operetta and opera stars, ballet and folklore dance artists and masters of the classical orchestra. Musicians excelling in playing the violin, the viola, the cello, the double bass or the dulcimer, performing the most popular folksongs of the Hungarian operetta history.

The ‘Opera’ genre is known by most, but it is a little-known fact that the genre ‘Operetta’ originates from it.
Bright tunes spiced up with plenty of humorous bits that are often about love. The story is usually joyful and comical and tends to contain tasteful mockery. The structure is made up of prosaic monologues and conversations, as well as simple arias, uplifting songs and dance bits which are usually based on folk and folkloric foundations.

Our Operetta and Folklore dancers embody the trademarks of the Hungarian folk history as well as the artistic essence of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Fancy dresses and costumes, the marvellous panorama of Budapest bring back fond memories of the atmosphere of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The breath-taking Budapest panorama serves as live background to our Operetta and Folklore Theatre. Owing to this one of a kind ‘stage’ our guests are in for a treat when it comes to our unique, cultural yet entertaining Theatre.


Folklore and Operetta Show

~ 3 hour Budapest cruise

Drink and dinner based on selected ticket

Private table

Ticket types

Ticket with 3 Course Dinner

This ticket includes a 3-hour sightseeing tour and a 3-course served dinner. The dinner includes a soup, a main course and a dessert. You may choose amongst our dishes on board. Drinks can be bought as part of a soft open bar package or can be ordered from our on-board bar.

  • From € 70

Deluxe Dinner & Cruise

Partake in a supreme gastronomical experience. This ticket includes a 3-hour sightseeing tour and a 6-course served dinner. You may choose amongst our dishes on board. Drinks can be bought as part of a soft open bar package or can be ordered from our on-board bar.

  • From € 84

Hungarian Operetta & Folklore Theatre – at a unique location

Join us for this unforgettable Theatre cruise.

During the tour, our catamaran takes two, rich- in- sights laps on the river that divides Budapest.

In addition to the joys of the Operetta and Folklore Theatre, you can indulge in the gorgeous sights of Budapest, such as the bridges, the House of Parliament, the Fisherman’s bastion or the Citadel. The alluring panorama is guaranteed to turn a simple evening into one of your greatest experiences with the help of our entertaining Folklore and Operetta Theatre.

In addition to the wonderful sights of the Hungarian capital, you can partake in a memorable gastronomical experience as well. As part of our Operetta & Folklore Theatre you have the opportunity to spoil your senses with a few drinks, a 3- or 6-course dinner.

The Budapest Operetta & Folklore Theatre provides a 3 in 1 experience: dinner, sightseeing and entertainment.
The cruise provides the option for you to explore the cultural or gastronomical side of Budapest even if you are only here for a short break.

Our complex, unique cultural programme in Budapest is truly one of a kind.
When boarding our cruise, you will get the chance to decide where to enjoy the Budapest Operetta & Folklore Theatre from. You can select your table and for a surcharge you can also opt for a table by the window to marvel at the beauty Budapest sports.



Food is good! Big portions and tasty. Show is amazing, entertaining. One of the male dancer is attractive 😉

Kristina Lesko


We booked the dinner cruise with the Hungarian Folk Show, we received a warm welcome on arrival and shown to our table, the 3 course meal was excellent, the music and entertainment good and our waiter was first class, the major buildings were all illuminated which were quite spactacular. A very enjoyable evening.

Ben Lukas


Spent my bday in Budapest and took this amazing cruise. The ride on the Danube was an exceptional experience in and of itself but the dinner and entertainment were the icing on the cake! The dancers and musicians were extremely talented, the singer had a gorgeous voice and the interaction with the audience kept my attention. I had the duck which was perfectly moist, the potatoes excellent and my drinks delicious! I took the cruise on a Monday so it wasn't a full boat so I suggest you try it on a Monday, as well.

Brian Kay