Müpa Budapest is one of Hungary's best known cultural brands and one of its most modern cultural institutions. It brings together the many and varied disciplines of the arts in unique fashion by providing a home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, not to mention jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, dance, literature and film.
The venue known to Hungarians simply as Müpa opened its doors in 2005 to offer cultural events of the highest quality to the diverse audiences for the above genres. The institution's fundamental task is to introduce new artistic trends and directions – while respecting Hungarian and European artistic traditions – and to relay them in a clearly understandable way that creates rich and rewarding experiences to be enjoyed by both the connossieur and the person on the street.
In addition to presenting performances by Hungarian and international artists of the highest order, Müpa Budapest also commissions and sponsors the creation of new artworks. It plays a major role in nurturing cultural relationships with other countries, in advancing Hungarian interests, and in increasing international recognition for Hungarian performing artists. Its activities play a major role in ensuring an ever broader section of the next generation enters adulthood as conscious consumers of culture. It does all this by promoting artistic events and services that are inspiring, generate discussion and raise questions, and by producing novel programmes built around developing experiences, creativity and interaction.