The National Theater had several locations before it found its nowadays home on the riverbank of the Danube in the city centre of Budapest as part of the Riverside Attractions of Budapest.
The idea of a National Theather came at the time of the turn of the 18th and the 19th century by prestigious masterminds (such as Istvan Szechenyi and Ferenc Kazinczy. The original opening took place in 1837. Through the years, the Theater could be found at Kerepesi street, Blaha Lujza Square, Nagymezo street etc.
The today’s building found it’s final home in 2002 next to the Danube. By the evening lights, the enlighted theatre has an impression of a floating ship. The Memorial of the Old National Theatre can be found on the National Theatre grounds