"We visit a number of places in Hungary, and we receive the warmest invitation everywhere, people are curious about our performances. I feel that people sitting in the auditorium are well-cultured, they expect us with warm welcome!"Tímea Erdélyi, actress
"The open space gives it a special atmosphere, and the fact that it's in such a wonderful environment is always overly exciting."Győző Szabó, actor
"I have played in Debrecen at Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre several times. Honestly, I always appreciate being here. Whenever I am here, I am joyful. I love this place, the Great Forest and Debrecen."Sándor Nagy, actor
"It is not the first time I have been at Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre. I think, the audience of Debrecen is quite demanding, nice, hearty, and competent. It is always a pleasure to come back."Kata Janza, actress
"The Great Forest is a spectacular place with kids and dogs walking across it. There is tremendous energy here. It is a fantastic theatre with more than a thousand of people. In my opinion, it is the most satisfying theatre in Hungary."Sándor Csányi, actor
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Open Air TheatreGreat Forest: where the past meets the future
Huge forest pines, giant common oaks… The proximity of nature makes Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre even more special, which has been attracting its visitors for more than 70 years with theatre performances, concerts, and open air cinema programmes.
The open air theatre, built in 1950, has become an integral part of the cultural life of Debrecen in recent decades: high-quality entertainment may take place in the lives of any generation. We welcome all those interested to the events of Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre!
Experience the big forest
With the history of nearly 70 years
On 10th June 1950, Nagyerdei Open Air Theatre opened its doors with a singspiel composed by Zoltán Kodály called Székelyfonó (The spinning room), which has become an integral part of the cultural life of Debrecen in recent decades.
Almost 300 performances
Since our renewal, we have been offering theatrical performances, classical and pop music concerts, family and open air cinema programmes for the residents and guests of the region from a rich repertoire of art genres.
More than 100 000 visitors
There has been a growing interest for years therefore anyone who wants to enjoy the programmes from the best place in our 1017-seat auditorium needs to act quickly. More than 100 000 spectators have attended our performances since our re-opening.