Felsentheater in Fertőrákos

The Cave Theatre is a unique performance and concert venue with a most special atmosphere. The growths of several thousands of years provide natural background for the events.

The (hi)story of the Cave Theatre

Ernő Dohnányi (1877-1960), honoured composer, conductor, piano player and professor was the first to recognize how excellently this venue would host outdoor cultural events at. He also experienced performers should be standing backing the cave hall, whilst the audience in a semicircle, on the brae opposing the cave hall. "Fairy night" opened on Sunday June 27 1937. At torch light and colourful reflectors, with a black background and the starry sky above them, parts from different operas sounded in the Quarry.

With the open-air theatre generally weather meant the greatest risk for the performance. Therefore, a plan was set up to use the excavated quarry rooms as theatre halls. Founder of the Cave Theatre was György Várady, the former director of Győr Kisfaludy Theatre. The first performance at the theatre hall with excellent acoustics took place on June 27, 1970.

The theatre hall has an arena seating welcoming 760 spectators at the same time, heated seats, an extended stage area equipped with modern theatre light and sound technology, both covert and overt service units available.

The renovated Fertőrákos Cave Theatre, has been welcoming/expecting visitors and spectators through the whole year since June 19 2015 with refreshing changes in its programme.

Supported by the EU the quarry recently was successfully developed into a modern and adventurous visitors’ centre and a theatre meeting all requirements.

Ticket information

Ticket purchase in advance for the performances at the Cave Theatre


Pro Kultúra Sopron Nonprofit Kft. (9400 Sopron, Liszt Ferenc u. 1.)
During window hours: Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm / Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm

Fertőrákos Quarry and Cave Theatre (9421 Fertőrákos, Fő u. 1.)
During window hours


Online purchase of tickets for the performances at the Cave Theatre

Reservation under: kovacs.arpad6@chello.hu / Telephone: +36 70 345 4636