Gábor Kosztolánczy, Deputy CEO of Müpa, emphasized that Müpa drive-in theater not only offers live music for music lovers, but also supports Hungarian musicians by providing them an opportunity to perform after the long coronavirus quarantine. Meanwhile, the main building is being renovated and will be ready for the start of the new season.
“The challenging months of the past have demanded openness, flexibility and creativity, above all from those working in the cultural field: We have learned to create, appreciate and make good use of new meeting spaces, often optimized for screens, and to see how innovative thinking and collaboration work together and can bring new solutions and opportunities. In the spirit of this, the idea of the Müpa drive-in theater was born: We believe that this special format is both nostalgic and current,” said Csaba Káel, CEO of Müpa.
Programs running from July 1-25 are diverse. The National Philharmonic Orchestra played on opening night, with pieces from Vivaldi, Dvořák, Bach, Grieg and Mozart; July 8 will feature Latin music. Other programs include pop music by well-loved Hungarian bands.
The parking lot can accommodate nearly 130 cars. Tickets for performances can be purchased online (only) until the start of the concert, and Müpa gift vouchers can also be used when purchasing tickets. Participants can also buy food and drinks on site.