The summer season of the Nagyerdei Open Air Theater in 2022


Between the 8th of June 8 and 23rd of August 2022 the Nagyerdei Open Air Theater will entertain the audience in Debrecen with popular theatrical productions, by nation-wide known actors and musicians.

The Nagyerdei Open Air Theater, the largest open-air theater in the Northern Great Plain region opens its doors on the 8th of June  with comedies and musical performances, offering real summer refreshment to the audience.

The program series will feature 11 theater performances on the Nagyerdei Open Air Stage in Debrecen this year: 8 productions of 7 guest companies and 3 performances of the Csokonai Theater, classical and contemporary plays, Hungarian and foreign comedies, musicals and dance performances.

4 comedy performances:

Ferenc Molnár: THE PLAY’S THE THING (Csokonai Theater) – 13rd of June, 20:30
Paolo Genovese: COMPLETELY FOREIGNERS (Játékszín) – 22nd of June 21:00 and 23rd of June 21:00
Neil Simon: STRANGE COUPLE – WOMEN’S VERSION (József Attila Theater) – 28th of July 21:00


6 musical performances:

NIKOLA TESLA – INFINITE ENERGY (TBG Production) – 8th June, 20:30
Miklós Fenyő – Gábor Novai: HOTEL MENTHOL (Pannon Várszínház) – 28th June, 21:00
László Dés – Péter Geszti – Krisztián Grecsó: THE BOYS OF PAUL STREET (Csokonai Theater) – 4th July 21:00 and 5th July 21:00
YOU, BUDAPEST! (Orlai Production) – 18 th July 21:00
Zsigmond Móricz: I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MUSIC (Zenthe Ferenc Theater) – 23rd August, 20:00


1 dance performance:

SEVEN TOWER – In memory of Imre Makovecz (Danube Art Ensemble) – 13rd July 21:00


Ticket sales begin on the 9th May for performances in June, tickets for the July and August programs will be available for purchase gradually. Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office of the Csokonai Theater (Víg Kamara Theater, 4025 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 1-3., former Víg Mozi) and online at


Further news


What will summer evenings be like in the heart of the Great Forest? The preliminary recommendation video of Season 23 reveals what great actors and special performances they visit on the open air theatre in Debrecen.


’I look forward to these days all year round. Great place and great host. In addition, I love this delicious and rich world that is so essential.’


Check out our appraisal moments. The summary video of 2020 reveals that even in this difficult situation, great actors brought the magic of the theatre to the open air stage in Debrecen with special performances.