Óbudai Társaskör is located in the old center of Óbuda in the neighborhood of the Royal Palace. The renovation of the neoclassic historic building – whose history goes back to ancient Roman times – was completed in 1988 by Ybl Prize winner Katalin Korompay. In the two decades since then it has become an acclaimed institution of the cultural and social scene of Budapest and even Hungary.
Óbudai Társaskör is home to the Budapest Strings, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Auer String Quartet, and the Budapest Ragtime Band. These bands and orchestras perform at our programs regularly, whether in Kiskorona utca, the courtyard of Kiscelli Museum – with perhaps the best acoustics in Budapest –, the Saint Peter and Paul Church – which guards the grave of Bonfini –, or the Reformed Church.
Classical music often mingles with literature in our programs – be it poetry or prose. However, the reverse is also true, music is a well received guest at literature evenings, book and audiobook launches.
Óbudai Társaskör participates in Krúdy Quarter, a virtual distric of culture and gastronomy, which invites people to visit the locations where novelist Gyula Krúdy spent the latter years of his life.
The garden of Óbudai Társaskör with its green grass and towering chestnut trees is an ideal venue for summer performances. Theatre, chansons, classic and salon music, ragtime and big band music follow one another in the garden.
Társaskör Gallery – considered to be one of the well-known, progressive galleries – houses exhibitions by Hungarian and foreign artists. The exhibitions vary by genre and generation of artists.
Óbudai Társaskör is more than a venue for professional art events and exhibitions, bridge players, amateur photographers, art film lovers and people seeking an early education for their children have also benefitted from its social clubs.