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Ticket purchase information

Click here to view season passes for the 2023–24 season of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

The program of the Budapest Festival Orchestra is accessible from the menu “Concerts and Tickets”, under the option “Calendar” or in our online concert booklet. Click here to view the concerts of the 2023–24 season.


Season pass sales for the general public begin on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 10.00 a.m. The Conductor Circle, Benefactor and Supporter level members of the BFO Patrons can purchase tickets early.

Single ticket sales and flexible season pass sales for concerts included in season passes begin for the general public on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 10.00 a.m. BFO Patrons have the option to purchase tickets early.


There is no handling fee for online purchases. If you buy your season pass or ticket online, you will receive an e-season pass or an e-ticket (in PDF format) by email. Please be sure to check your spam folder as well! E-season passes are fully valid electronic season passes that give you access to all the performances included in your season pass. To protect the environment, instead of printing out your e-season pass or e-ticket please save the PDF email attachment to your smartphone and present it at the venues with electronic admission (Müpa Budapest, Castle Garden Bazaar). If this is not possible, show the printout of your e-season pass or e-ticket. If you would like to exchange your e-season pass for a paper ticket, you can do so in person at the BFO’s offices by August 31, 2024.

Please note that SZÉP Cards, and OTP Cafeteria Cards can only be used when making purchases in person. For online purchaseses, using these forms of payment is not possible.

During the season, information about performances of the season passes (concert reminders, program changes, ticket refund information in case of cancelled concerts, stream links, etc.) will always be sent to the email address provided by the season pass purchaser at the time of purchase. If you have also purchased a season pass for your friends, please forward these information letters to your fellow season pass holders.


Flexible season pass

When single tickets go on sale in May, you may also buy “flexible” season passes, allowing you to choose the 5 to 10 performances you want to see. Included is a discount of 15–20% compared to the price of single tickets. The discount is applied when purchasing your tickets in the same transaction.

Guests in wheelchairs

Subject to the availability of seats, visitors in wheelchairs may request a free ticket up to one week before the concert by sending an email to Companions are eligible for a 50% discount.

Payment by installments

You may purchase your season passes in two installments; in this case, a handling fee of 5% of the total sales price will be charged. You will receive your season pass upon payment of the second installment. The deadline for making the payment is August 31, 2023. Payment by installments may only be requested in person at the BFO’s office.

Fricsay family season pass

Purchase a Fricsay season pass and children will receive 50% off. The discount is only available on season pass purchases for two adults and at least one child. To receive the discount, please visit the BFO’s offices and present the child(ren)’s ID card(s).

BFO Gift Card

The Budapest Festival Orchestra now offers gift cards - the perfect present for any occasion. Gift cards are available in values of 5,000, 10,000, 15,000 and 20,000 HUF, and may be purchased in person at the BFO’s ticket office on Bécsi út or online by clicking here.

Please note that gift cards may only be purchased using bank cards or cash; we can only accept SZÉP cards when purchasing season passes and concert tickets. We appreciate your understanding.

Gift cards may be used to purchase Budapest Festival Orchestra season passes and tickets for any concert, up to the value indicated on the card, and remain valid for 365 days from the date of purchase. Should the price of the season pass or ticket selected exceed the value available on the gift voucher, the difference may be settled using other payment methods (cash, bank card or SZÉP card).


Ticket prices (HUF) Premuim I. II. III. IV. V. VI.
Müpa Budapest, BBNCH 18 500 13 000 11 850 8 300 6 600 4 000
Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, Grand Hall 14 700 11 000 9 500 6 600 5 300 4 000
Budapest Congress Center 23 500 18 500 13 000 11 850 8 300 6 600 4 000
Midnight Music –Castle Garden Bazaar 2 500
Chamber Music – BFO Rehearsal Hall 4 500
Cocoa concert – BFO Rehearsal Hall 3 600

The Budapest Festival Orchestra reserves the right to change the dates, the program and the performers.

Online customer service

We look forward to hearing from you at any of the following telephone numbers or email addresses:

  • By phone:
    +36 1 489 43 30; +36 1 489 4331; +36 1 489 43 32; +36 1 882 7671; +36 1 489 4338
  • Email:


Please avoid making purchases on the Viagogo website. As many of you have pointed out, is charging several times what we do for tickets to the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s concerts. We are not under contract with the above website and have no influence on the prices they have established there. Do not allow yourselves to be cheated and overcharged!

The easiest ways to buy tickets to our concerts is still online through the website, without administration costs, or in person at the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s office as well as at concert venue ticket offices.

Important notice The ticket entitles the holder to one entry to the performance overleaf on the date specified. • Audience members attend the performance at their own risk. By purchasing the ticket, the ticket holder agrees to accept and follow the policy and security instructions of the event venue. • Latecomers may only occupy their seats during intermissions. For performances with no intermissions, this is not guaranteed. • The use of the cloakroom is mandatory. • To avoid any interruption of the performance, mobile phones must be switched off.

You are advised that video and audio recordings may be made of the performance, potentially showing the ticket holder. The ticket holder acknowledges that they may make no claims against the directors, the makers or any other rightful users of the recordings regarding the recordings. • The Budapest Festival Orchestra reserves the right to change the date, the venue, the concert program, and the performers.

Please note: A ticket is a document entitling the holder to use a service, for which consideration has already been paid. • Refunds for tickets may only be claimed if the performance is cancelled, and only within the period specified for the event. • Tickets cannot be exchanged. • Any person who forges a ticket or uses a forged ticket may be liable to civil and/or criminal proceedings.

Please click here for the data privacy statement of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.