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Apr 07, 2020

Theater deal agreed for Budapest

The Hungarian government and Budapest’s municipal leadership have signed an agreement on the running of the capital city’s theaters.

The Hungarian government and Budapest’s municipal leadership have signed an agreement on the running of the capital city’s theaters.

According to MTI, the deal, which lasts until the end of 2024, stipulates that the municipality will solely finance the Katona József, Radnóti, Örkény and Trafó theaters without government support, and the Budapest General Assembly will appoint the directors of these theaters.

The József Attila and Madách theaters, Új Színház, Vígszínház, the Budapest Puppet Theater and Kolibri will be maintained by the capital but with financing solely guaranteed by the government.

Meanwhile, the government will appoint a director of the Vígszínház by the end of 2024 with the consent of the mayor, while the Thália theater and the Operetta will be in state hands. When it comes to open-air theaters, the deal confirms that the theater on Margaret Island will operate independently but under the aegis of the minister of human resources.