Bethlen Theater
Come and have a taste of Chicago!

… okay, not quite Chicago but almost: the location of our small theatre is called „Csikágó” because its rapid growth and development reminded people of Chicago.

Even if you stay in Budapest for a short time, it is good to visit a cultural spot – we offer a variety of performances even for those who do not speak Hungarian.

Every month you find dance performances (both contemporary and folk) and concerts in our programme.



2 Nov / 6, 7, 8 p.m.
3-4 Nov / 11, 12 a.m., 5, 6, 7, 8 p.m.
Living Picture Theatre / The Carpet
Oriental, visual performance for 4 people on ocassion of the Day of the Dead – without shoes!

13 Nov / 7 p.m.
Feledi Project / The Waves 
– impressions, feelings, rolling thoughts and visions about ourselves and others –
– premier –
The performance reflects the world created by Virginia Woolf.

18 Nov / 7 p.m.
Miskolc National Theater – Miskolc Ballet / Black NoiseSissi Autumn Dance Week
A remake of the original version created in 2002, Black Noise is about the primal forces which work in all of us. Problems faced by minorities stem from problems faced by all our societies.

19 Nov / 7 p.m.
GG Dance Company / Carnations and RosesSissi Autumn Dance Week
Love has been the moving force behind human thought for centuries; the choreographer examines love and passion from the perspective of the brain.

20 Nov / 7 p.m.
Fót Secondary School of Folk Art / Our past and presentSissi Autumn Dance Week
The faculty of folk dance  aims to meet modern theatrical requirements based on authenticity, though open to encounter contemporary dance techniques as well.

Their programme features a selection of their recent productions.

21 Nov / 7 p.m.
Kecskemét City Ballet / Dances of KecskemétSissi Autumn Dance Week
Zoltán Kodály was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and he was born in Kecskemét. The performance is nourished by Kodály intellectual heritage, intends to bring the essence of the composer thoughts by linking them to a more global context in other aspects of life.

22 Nov / 7 p.m.
Bihari János Dance Ensemble / Rapture montageSissi Autumn Dance Week
The happy, and sometimes a bit sad show tells us about the duality of Hungarian traditions; narrating about tradition, wine, bickering, life, death, about happiness in a sad way, about sadness in a happy way, not trivially…

23 Nov / 7 p.m.
Central Europe Dance Theatre / PolySissi Autumn Dance Week
– dynamics of social relationships or modern love affairs –
The play is a collaboration of Eryk Makohon (the founder and head of Cracow Dance
Theatre) and the Central Europe Dance Theatre. The choreography was inspired by the changes of relationships.

24 Nov / 7 p.m.
Figura Studio Theatre / The Only One • Sissi Autumn Dance Week
– Theatrical Assassination on a Body –
It would be a pity not to notice that every single one of us is exceptional. The play emerged out of this recognition with the purpose that the end product itself to be self-identical. It examines the different roles of femininity, occasionally being critical to itself, at times telling a tale casually, at other times by summoning it and truly embodying it.

27-28 Nov / 7 p.m.
Lior Lazarof: Halved
– premier –
Halved deals with power in relationships and the way it appears in intimacy. Attempts to deal with the location of desire within various power struggles. The piece tries to reflect contradictory internal processes which leave us divided: wanting one thing and acting the other.

30 Nov / 7 p.m.
Blaskó Borbála: Csajka
– based on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull –

Performance dealing with general problems of the world, with insolvable questions, without evident answers. With undecided directions, antagonistic views, fathomless relations. With hunger for love without love.


12 Oct / 7 p.m.
Aldebaran Company / Inclusion or the amber existence

13 Oct / 7 p.m.
Carmina Burana
– University of Kaposvár, actor undergraduates, 4th class –

18 Oct / 7 p.m.
IN-PACT / Desdemonium

19 Oct / 7 p.m.
DART / Nesama

25 Oct / 7 p.m.
PR-Evolution Dance Company / 2Me
– mini festival –

26 Oct / 7 p.m.
PR-Evolution Dance Company / Blue men, … and white
– mini festival –

27 Oct / 7 p.m.
PR-Evolution Dance Company / Kaleidoscope – rearranged
– mini festival –

30 Oct / 7 p.m.
Rita Gobi Company / Snapdragons


5 April / 7 PM
Carmina Burana
– University of Kaposvár, actor undergraduates, 3rd class –
dance / contemporary

13 April / 7 PM
M. KECSKÉS András: Don Q and IQ

17 April / 7 PM
dot.Consla: SOS levitation
dance / contemporary

28 April / 7 PM
Central Europe Dance Theatre: Epidemic / One more!
– Young Choreographers’ Platform –
dance / contemporary


4 May / 7 PM
Living Picture Theatre: Tara’s Shell

9 May / 7 PM
Carmina Burana
– University of Kaposvár, actor undergraduates, 3rd class –

12 May / 7 PM
FINTA Gábor: Deus Ex Machina

14 May / 7 PM
„Dialogue” concert – FERENCZI György and CSOÓRI Sándor Sündi

15-19 May
8th International Monodance Festival
Program: click here!

27 May / 7 PM
Dart Company: Nesama

30 May / 7 PM
Tomas Danielis: The Game – work in progress

Program archive