There is a huge range of cultural entertainment to choose from in Budapest. There are theatrical performances and concerts of classical and light music every day, with both Hungarian artists and guests from all over the world. The Budapest Spring Festival and the Budapest Autumn Festival are two major international music, theater, film and art festivals.
Grand opera and ballet are staged at both the Opera House and the Erkel Theater, whereas the Operetta Theater is the place to see and hear the operettas and musicals of Lehár, Kálmán and Ábrahám. 'The Phantom of the Opera' is on all the year round at the Madách Theater, and foreign language productions, mostly English, are put on at the Merlin Theater. Vibrant folk music and dancing shows are regularly held at the Buda Vigadó and Duna Palota Theaters.