Balaton Theatre

The Balaton Theatre located in Keszthely's Main Square serves as a home for colourful programmes, performances, concerts and exhibitions throughout the year.

The home of acting at the lake Balaton

Season ticket Performances

In Keszthely, the theatre life is outstanding, with nearly 4000 subscripted visitors attending theatre performances, from all age groups, as there are adult, children and youth season tickets. Among the performances that can be seen, there are plays, comedies and musical fairy tales alike.

Life in the Theatre: Concerts, Performances

The staff of the Goldmark Károly Community Center take care of serving the city’s cultural and educational needs. In the institution, there are several creative circles operating, from whose works exhibitions are organized. In addition to season ticket performances, other theatrical performances are also included in the offer, such as puppet theatre, educational performances. The Legendary Concerts series enjoys great popularity, within which famous musicians, bands, such as Andrea Bocelli, can be seen by the audience on recordings. Among the well-attended performances are the New Year’s Concert and the Nutcracker performed during the Christmas period. The Theatre was awarded the Pro Cultura Keszthely Award in 2013 and the Certified Public Cultural Institution in 2015. If you are in the city, be sure to check out the institution’s offer, you will surely find something to your liking!

“I have been to various events several times, it was always well organized without exception. Lots of good programs, theatre, concerts, puppet shows, etc.”

Zsuzsanna StábLocal Tour Guide

The History of the Theatre

The first theatre in Keszthely was built after 1910 in the secession style and also served as the city’s cinema. Later its function changed and its appearance was no longer the same. Finally, in the early 2000s it was renovated according to the plans of Csaba Csontos, in a way to evoke the original building and also fit into the cityscape. The facade of the building is enriched by the reliefs of Imre Schrammel. Especially beautiful in the spring, during the flowering of the Japanese cherry trees in front of the building.

Access and Parking

The Theatre is located in the central part of the city, at the Main Square. If we arrive by car, we can use paid parking in the nearby streets.

Tipp Balaton Színház közelében található Keszthely sok nevezetes épületeHintOnce the theatre performance is over, you have visited the exhibition, get to know the surroundings of the building, admire the 250-year-old High School opposite it, the Town Hall building, the Our Lady of Hungary Parish Church, and don't forget the Castle Garden either!


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8360 Keszthely, Fő tér 3.


Open hours

  • Whole year
  • ClosedOpens: 12:00
    • Thursday (today) 12:00-17:00
    • Friday 10:00-14:00
    • Saturday closed
    • Sunday closed
    • Monday 12:00-17:00
    • Tuesday 12:00-17:00
    • Wednesday 12:00-17:00

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