Series, festivals

A constant presence at Müpa Budapest is the combination of permanence and continuous renewal. And as part of this, we are always delighted to welcome our visitors for numerous popular programme series and festivals that we run year after year.

Regardless of whether they are looking for classical or popular music, jazz, landmark cinema, or a children's programme offering lifelong experiences, members of every age group can find performances that will interest them. Our series and festivals feature the most diverse possible array of genres, composers and artists celebrating the diversity of culture: proof positive that nobody will be bored or be deprived of the standard they are accustomed to experiencing. This page lists our current offering: find what you like and select your favourites!

The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2023/24

  • 21 October 2023 - 12 May 2024

The 2023/24 season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera promises to be even more diverse than usual, a fact that is faithfully reflected in this year’s programme of Met HD Live broadcasts. This means that the American opera house’s global audience can look forward to a total of nine performances in a series offering no fewer than five brand-new productions, including the premieres of three operas that have never been staged at the Met before. Eternally popular core works...

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Hey, June! 2023

  • 6 June 2023 - 9 June 2023

The Hey, June! programme series is as old as Müpa Budapest itself. It was first held in 2005, and has taken place at the end of the academic year ever since, ushering in the holidays and the festival season as an in-house mini-festival that opens the door to every aspect of this new beginning, welcoming the summer and giving us good reason to celebrate. This year is no different: when it comes to genres and performers during the Müpa Budapest Hey, June! festival, there is...

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Budapest Wagner Days 2023

  • 4 June 2023 - 23 June 2023

Müpa Budapest is once again looking forward to welcoming lovers of classical music to see masterpieces of the musical stage in the early summer of 2023. The schedule for this year’s Budapest Wagner Days festival features, alongside the four performances of the Ring cycle in the production that was renewed technically in 2019, a unique concert. For their ‘Best of Wagner’ programme, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its centenary...

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Bridging Europe 2023

  • 22 September 2023 - 27 September 2023


The joint festival of Müpa Budapest and the Budapest Festival Orchestra always lends an exciting flavour to the start of the new season: besides classical concerts, it also features jazz, popular music and film screenings. At the centre of each instalment over the years of this event series launched in 2013 has been a country or group of countries with a rich and diverse culture and significant musical traditions – as a country’s music says a great...

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Liszt Fest

  • 11 October 2023 - 22 October 2023

22–11 October 2023

Launched on the 210th anniversary of Ferenc Liszt’s birth, the Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival presents leading artists and the latest productions of the Hungarian and the international scene. Liszt’s work is marked by superb quality, a diversity of genres and richness of forms, and these values are also essential for the Liszt Fest. Müpa Budapest’s event series of the arts offers large-scale concerts, classical and...

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Rising Stars 2023

  • 10 November 2023 - 12 November 2023

What are the Rising Stars concerts about? The discovery, the surprise, the promise of major new talent. But also about other things, of course. It is about internationality, as the young artists are presented by ECHO, the European Concert Hall Organisation, across the continent. And it is about contemporary music, and the spirit of patronage, as each concert features a new composition commissioned for the occasion. This year, we are able to uncover the art of Scottish guitarist Sean...

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Müpa Film Club - Fates from the density of new German Cinema

  • 26 September 2022 - 30 June 2023

Fates from the density of new German Cinema

By the early 1970s, Europe’s new-wave revolutions were roaring across the film world. In the FRG, however, it was only then that New German Cinema emerged, bringing excitement to movie screens that continues today. It is not the external world its protagonists are at war with, as the world, the era and history have all already eaten their way deep inside them.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim...

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