The New Theater – Új Színház – is located across the street from the opera house. Walk to the end of the narrow Dalszinhaz Utca and you will see this very striking Art Deco edifice.
Designed in 1909 bu Hungarian architect Béla Lajta the Új Színház was originally the night club Parisiana. In 1910 the name was changed to the Crystal Palace and in 1912 it was changed again to the simpler Dance Palace. The name game continued in 1919 when the moniker became the Variety Theatre and then quickly afterward in 1925 The National Theatre and later both the Studio Theatre and Andrássy Theatre.
In the 1950s the façade was restored and it was once again renamed to the Jókai Theatre. In the ’60s the facade frieze was demolished and the building become the Thalia. Finally to be restored and resurrected in the ’80s as the Új Színház.
Currently, the building is still quite striking and worth a look when you are in the neighborhood.
Új Színház (new theatre)
(36) 1 – 269 6021
1061 Budapest Paulay Ede utca 35, Budapest, Hungary
TICKET OFFICE HOURS:
14:00 – 19:00 Daily