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The Budai Vigadó is the home stage of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble (Állami Népi Együttes Székháza). The ensemble is the oldest in the country, having started in 1951 with the goal of keeping Hungarian traditional dance and music alive. The group has toured more than 44 countries and consists of 30 dancers, a Gypsy orchestra of 14, and a 5-member folk orchestra. Tickets can be reserved by telephone. The box office is open 10am to 6pm daily. Performances usually start at 8pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.