Budapest's Palace Of Arts Reopens Its Doors

  • 16 Sep 2020 10:36 AM
Budapest's Palace Of Arts Reopens Its Doors
From Müpa: After five months, our institution has reopened in a process preceded by careful preparations, as the safety of our guests and artists is paramount.

Müpa Budapest's 2020/21 season opened on 28 August with the New Orleans Swing Festival.

In order for our visitors to enjoy the performances in maximum safety and free from worry, we have introduced special health safety measures designed along the lines of recommendations from health care professionals, our own research on the subject, as well as the well-functioning practices of our Hungarian and international partner institutions.

During the daytime, Müpa Budapest will not be open to visitors – with the exception of those visiting the Ludwig Museum. The building will open to the general public an hour and a half before the start of a concert, and close one hour after the end of the performance. 

Visitors may only enter the Müpa Budapest building after they have been tested for signs of fever.

We will be checking the body temperature of people entering the building with a hand-held thermometer at the entrance.

In addition, we are paying extra attention to keeping the building clean, with special regard to disinfecting the toilets, countertops, door handles and other surfaces and ventilating the auditoriums, with protection enhanced through the use of non-contact disinfectant dispensers.

It is mandatory to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth everywhere inside the Müpa Budapest building – including the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall and the Festival Theatre – and to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people while waiting in a queue.

In the event that the safety measures happen to slow the process of admitting visitors into the building, the performance will only begin after audience members waiting in the queue to enter have taken their seats.

At the same time, we ask our visitors to arrive earlier for events than they were accustomed to in the past. 

If you notice that you are showing flu-like symptoms, or if you suspect that you might be infected by the virus, please do not visit Müpa Budapest. Instead, in order to recover as quickly as possible, please stay at home and give your ticket to someone else.

If you cannot find someone else to use your ticket, you may, as an exception to Müpa Budapest's ticket return policy and up until the day of the performance, return the ticket using the online interface previously set up for this purpose.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Müpa Budapest!


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