In Summer 2019, Debrecen's much-loved Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre presented a colorful new season of spectacular theatre, musical theatre and dance performances; classical, pop and jazz concerts, film screenings, as well as folklore presentations and entertaining family shows.
Open Air Theatre was built among huge pinewoods and oaktrees in the most beautiful area of the Nagyerdő more than 60 years ago. Kodaly Zoltan's famous „Székelyfonó” was played on the opening ceremony on the 10th of June in 1950.
József Menyhárt, the famous painter designed the scenery for the monumental performance, using the classic Szekler Gate. Mr. Zoltan Kodaly honoured the city by attending the legendary performance.
The following decades Open Air Theatre became an elemental force of Debrecen's cultural movements. Generations had fun at the event all the way till the new millenium. Unfortunatly in the beginning of the new millennium the condition of the Open Air Theatre was failed terribly. Unforgetable performances were destined to be kept in the hearts of the citizens.