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Shakespeare (and István Örkény) in the park, as Hungary's premiere stage presents an eclectic international repertoire

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National Theatre

Modern Digs for a Distinguished Institution

If one of Hungary's long-time cultural mainstays looks awfully modern, it's because the original 1837 building is long gone. Since 2002, the 600-seat Nemzeti Színház has been occupying graceful contemporary digs in Bajor Gizi Park alongside the Danube in the Millennium Quarter, a bit south of central Budapest. The repertoire runs the gamut from Hungarian classics to contemporary productions, but also includes the international likes of Shakespeare, Ibsen and Molière; furthermore, works are performed occasionally in English or with English subtitles. The park itself is also worth a stroll, with its sometimes labyrinthine gardens, pond and statues of famous Hungarian actors; it also sometimes hosts open-air performances.



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