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Unmissable performances at Debrecen's Open Air Theatre

The 2019 season of Debrecen's much-loved Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre will present yet another summer of high-calibre open-air entertainment including first-class theatre and dance performances, classical, pop and jazz concerts, film screenings, as well as various folklore presentations and family shows.

The 2019 season will see the legendary Ballet Company of Győr’s stunning ballet version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous novel THE SCARLET LETTER, which will surely be a night to remember for both Hungarian and foreign visitors.

In addition to the above, the Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre will also present the following, Hungarian-language theatre productions:
Wednesday 29th May 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 30th May)
Zoltán Fábri – László Nádasy – Imre Sarkadi – Zsuzsa Vincze: MERRY-GO-ROUND (A Play in One Act) – Hungarian National Theatre & Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, Budapest

Sunday 2nd June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 3rd June)
John Kander – Fred Ebb – Bob Fosse: CHICAGO (A Musical in Two Acts) – Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 6th June)
Jeanie Linders: MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL (A Musical in Two Acts) – Játékszín Theatre, Budapest

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 13th June)
Ferenc Molnár: THE PLAY'S THE THING (A Comedy in Two Acts) – Vígszínház / Víg Theatre, Budapest

Sunday 16th & Monday 17th June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 18th June)
Francis Veber: THE CLOSET (A Comedy in Two Acts) – Thália Theatre, Budapest

Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 21st June)
Ray Cooney – John Chapman: NOT NOW, DARLING (A Comedy in Two Acts) – Madách Theatre, Budapest

Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th June 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 25th June)
Georges Feydeau: A FLEA IN HER EAR (A Comedy in Three Acts) – Thália Theatre, Budapest

Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 4th July)
THE SCARLET LETTER (Ballet in Two Acts) – Ballet Company of Győr – English-friendly show*

Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th July 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 10th July)
Peter Quilter: GLORIOUS! (A Comedy in Two Acts) – Játékszín Theatre, Budapest

Thursday 11th July 2019, 8:30pm (rain venue: Kölcsey Cultural Centre)
SUMMER CABARET SHOW (A Cabaret Show in One Act) – L'art pour l'art Company, Budapest

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 15th July)
Jerry Herman – Harvey Fierstein: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (A Musical in Two Acts) – Kultúrbrigád & Átrium Theatre, Budapest

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th July 2019, 8:30pm (rain day: 25th July)
Zsigmond Móricz – Tibor Kocsák – Tibor Miklós: BE FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH (A Symphonic Concert Version of the Musical in Two Acts) – Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre & Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen

Monday 29th July 2019, 7:00pm (rain day: 30th July)
Ferenc Molnár – László Dés – Krisztián Grecsó – Péter Geszti: THE PAUL STREET BOYS (A Musical in Two Acts) – Pannon Castle Theatre, Veszprém

Monday 12th August 2019, 8:00pm (rain day: 13th August)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Lorenzo Da Ponte: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (An Opera in Two Acts presented in Hungarian) – Co-Opera, Budapest & Csokonai Theatre, Debrecen
Please note that with the exception of THE SCARLET LETTER, all the above theatre productions are performed WITHOUT English surtitles.

For further English-language information on the Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre’s theatre programmes, please email to, or call +36 52 518 418.