Nemzeti Színház – Nationaltheater Budapest

Nemzeti Színház –
National Theatre
Budapest, Hungary

Reopening in 2002

As part of its commitment to cultural exchange, the National Theatre is also planning to integrate guest performances by companies from abroad in its programme schedule. In addition, it is supporting the development of a guest director exchange programme where leading figures from abroad are invited to stage productions, primarily of Hungarian classics.

The theatre's contemporary programme includes modern classics that are missing from the Hungarian theatre repertory – for example, this year saw the production of Botho Strauss’s play "Der Park", translated by András Forgách.

In addition, to mark the Year of the Bible, the National Theatre has commissioned ten Hungarian writers to write themed plays on the Ten Commandments.