The Opera opens its new Opera Shop and Opera Cafe

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In October 2015, following an extensive restoration work, a brand new Opera Shop and Opera Cafe have opened to the public.

The 131-year-old Opera House’s former ticket office on Dalszínház Street is the new home of a record shop with the largest opera and ballet music selection in Hungary, with CDs, DVDs, and vinyl and gramophone records not only available for purchase, but also to listen to in store. Not to mention that this will be the only place in the world where you can purchase those special souvenirs and mementos that are unique to the Opera, for example, the Opera’s carefully selected drinks assortment and all of our publications, including records, books, programmes and posters. Product development and production is in progress.

The Opera Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or the end of the first interval).
Entrance from Dalszínház Street 

We have long needed for there to be an Opera House café worthy of the name that anyone can visit and enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake. While fine-tuning the functions of the main opera building designed by Miklós Ybl, we arrived at the idea of building a coffee shop in the former ticket office on Hajós Street. Here the finest cakes and drinks await those meeting by the Opera, whether or not they are there for a performance or not, with an ice cream stand envisioned for the Sphinx Terrace. Part of the space will be equipped with audio equipment, where an upbeat weekly quiz programme with the title of OperaCafé is being developed for Bartók Rádió. The interior corridor housing the portraits of the Opera’s eternal members will also be visible for all to see. 

The Opera Cafe is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00.
Entrance from Hajós Street 

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