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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Budapest Wagner Days 2024

  • 14 June 2024 - 29 June 2024

“No Tickets for Bayreuth? Budapest Has a Wagner Festival, Too.” So read the headline from the effusive 2013 New York Times review of the Budapest Wagner Days. A lot of water has flowed down the Danube since then, but the success of the Wagner festival conceived by Ádám Fischer remains – in the eyes of critics and the audience alike – unbroken. Naturally, we will get to marvel at this wonderful experience once again in June...

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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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Jazz Showcase 2024

  • 16 February 2024 - 18 February 2024

What is Jazz? Difficult to define? Of course, because of its amazing ability to change styles! If you want it to be, it can be romantic-psychedelic magic, and at other times it’s an ambient jazz-pop journey, or perhaps a bit of floating hip-hop-afrobeat. At the 17th Jazz Showcase, every note points to the future.

Sometimes three people tuning into each other is sufficient for entire universes to rise up in front of us: this is what the Bálint Gyémánt...

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Jazz Spring 2024

  • 3 May 2024 - 8 May 2024

The programme of concerts for the 20th Jazz Spring Festival really pulls out all the stops – which we can now say is very much par for the course. Woodwinds and singers, captivating personalities, newly crowned stars and long-time stars whose light never goes out follow hot on each other’s heels on 3, 5 and 8 May at Müpa Budapest, and all three of those introduced below will present their albums from 2023. The spotlight will once again fall on the ladies...

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Müpa Film Club - Being Woody Allen

  • 2 October 2023 - 30 June 2024

Being Woody Allen

Müpa Budapest Film Club's new series, Being Woody Allen, is a compelling selection of the actor-writer-director's work. Eighteen films. That's something. Although, when you consider that this is less than a third of Woody Allen's film output... Incredible. When did he even sleep? (I'm sure he would have a joke to make about the connection between insomnia and narcolepsy.) In 1950, he...

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