Rules & FAQ

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What Sparty is

The place where magic happens every Saturday night between 22:30 and 03:00 from February to December. Adventurers from all over the world party in a historic bath complex to today’s best electronic dance music and spend the best night of their life in the legendary Széchenyi Bath. So don't say that we haven't warned you: it's going to be a party you will never forget.

Tickets

Getting Tickets

You can buy your tickets right away in our webshop. You only need a bank account valid for internet bank transfers, and an e-mail address that you have access to.

ATTENTION: online tickets are available to book untill 20:00 on the day of the event.

After that time you can only buy single passes on the spot. Cash desk opens at 22:30.

Tickets sold on door for Sparty events cost 20,000 HUF/person,  include entry and access to an individual locker to store your belongings. Payment is available with cash (HUF) or by credit/debit card.

Tickets sold on door for Sparty Special Cinetrip events cost 25,000 HUF/person,  include entry and access to an individual locker to store your belongings. Payment is only available with cash (HUF). No credit cards are accepted at the cash desk.

We advise you to buy tickets ahead of time. We have limited capacities, and we would hate to party without you.

* the prices mentioned above for onsite tickets are valid in 2019.

Ticket Helpdesk

In case you bought or are about to buy tickets in our webshop and need any help contact us at [email protected]

Ticket information

Your ticket (online voucher) will be exchanged for a wristband at the Check-in area. Without it, you cannot enter the premises.

All rights related to the ticket are solely represented by the code on the ticket.

Vouchers are not personalized and are not tied to a specific person. The name on ticket is only for invoicing purposes, so the first person who presents the code on the ticket will receive the wristband.

In case of fraud (e.g.: earlier, unauthorised entry with the code) Sparty shall not hand over the wristband or a new ticket even to the holder of the printed ticket. Sparty shall not be liable in case of a fraud.

Keep your code safe and don't let anyone make copies, photos or recordings of your ticket!

Keep you printed tickets intact! Damaged tickets (missing any of the two sides, or torn) do not guarantee entrance.

Please note that the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program.

Ticket types

Single Ticket is a ticket for one person. With a Single ticket you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Single ticket price.  

Duo Ticket is an option if two of you are coming. With the Duo ticket, both of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Duo ticket price.  

Trio Ticket is a ticket for three persons. Choose this option if three people come. All three of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Trio ticket price.  

Group 10+1 Ticket is a special offer! Get 1 ticket for free if 11 of you are coming. All eleven of you are granted entry, and get all the other goodies (drink coupons etc.) that are included in the respective Group 10+1 ticket price.  

VIP Ticket is a seasonal offer. Available to book between May and September months. As a VIP guest you’ll get everything you need for a perfect night. Take the party to the next level!  Check our VIP page for details.

Refund

Please note that our tickets are not refundable and not exchangeable. TicketSwap is a safe, convenient and fair place to buy and sell e-tickets.

Ticket | ID | Passport

To enter Sparty you will definitely need your ticket or voucher. So, don't forget it!
If you have it on your smart phone in a PDF format, that’s also perfect! When in Hungary you should always carry some form of IDs (passport, driving license) with you, so try not to forget your personal identification document!

Ticket purchasing process

We understand you are eager to get your tickets, but please wait till the very end of the process. It may take some time. Please, don’t close any panels, don’t refresh your browser, basically don’t do anything — you will be returned to the website automatically once the payment transaction is done. After a succesful payment three separate emails are sent to your registered email address: one order confirmation, one invoice and one email with the ticket(s).

included items to tickets

Drink coupons are pre-paid drinks valid for 2 draught beers or 1 selected type of cocktail at the bars.

By Express tickets reduce your queuing time and use the fast lane to enter the bath. (FYI - we have security checks on all lanes!)

Bags are cotton tote bags to organise belongings in changing room and taking home wet stuff after the party.

Lockers are standard wardrobe type boxes with a lock on them. The size of the locker is 120x30x65 cm.

Cabins are lockable private changing rooms, where you can get dressed and leave your belongings safe. An automated system allocates the cabins in the building. We can not guarantee changing rooms next to each other.

Missing tickets

Sometimes tickets might end up in junk and spam folders - please check. If you still can't find send us an email to [email protected] with your order number in the subject line, and details of your purchase ( name, date booked, ticket type) for us to help you the best possible way.

How to get to Sparty

Where is Sparty?

In the most beautiful City Park, in the heart of Budapest!
1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt.9-11.

If you are arriving in a wheelchair we kindly ask you to inform us, so that we can get prepare to welcome you. Our home, the Széchenyi Baths is a 100-year-old building that was not optimized for our times. Please share your needs with us and we will help you get around the characteristic interiors of the building.

Arriving by public transport

Take metro line 1 and get off at Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő.

Arriving by taxi

Make sure to use cabs belonging to official taxi companies, and try to avoid taxi cowboys — always look for a company logo on the side of the cars or download an app!

Good to know

Paying at Sparty

For your safety and comfort, we installed an electronic payment system called SpartyPay. As you enter the premises, you can get a SpartyPay Card that you can top up with cash and use at the bars of the venue. The initial top up amount is 10,000 HUF, which includes a 3,000 HUF deposit for the card. You can find one ATM in the building, another cash machine is opposite the Bath. So you don't have to party all night without refreshments.

Once the card is returned safely, all money left on it and the deposit will be refunded to you. Please note that debit and credit cards are not accepted at SpartyPay Points. Your SpartyPay Card balance is not transferable from event to event, and we can only refund you on the night of the party you are attending, before Sparty closes. Refund requests after the event cannot be considered.

Lost & found

We do not take responsibility for lost items. Please use the changing room and storing facility that was assigned to you, and take care of your belongings. In case something goes missing, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.  In the unfortunate case that you lost your ID or passport please contact your embassy.

Keep it clean

Avoid littering and collect your garbage. We kindly ask you not to use the pool(s) as toilets.

Food issues

It is very important that food is prohibited in the premises.

Contact lenses

For sanitary reasons, we advise our visitors wearing contact lenses to use glasses instead while attending Sparty, they are easier to handle and keep clean.

Love is wonderful

But please avoid incautious sexual relationships! It's a bath house where this kind of behaviour is strictly prohibited.

Party time

All our venues start at 22:30 and finish at 03:00, entries close at 02:00. Even if you have a valid ticket, we will not be able to let you in after that. Please understand that this is not an afterparty, but the main attraction.

At 03:00 the party ends and the music stops. We kindly ask everybody to leave the pools and understand that all good things come to an end eventually. When the time comes, please make your way to the changing rooms. If you would like to take the most out of the night and visit other places too, don't worry - plenty of night clubs will be open when Sparty closes.

Accident & crime

In case of an accident or if someone gets hurt, please contact the staff immediately and ask them for help. It is very important that you don’t call the ambulance right away, if necessary, our staff will do so. Emergency care is free of charge within the party area. If you are the witness or victim of any crime or you feel like you need help, feel free to contact any member of the staff.

Weather conditions

Sparty events are held in any weather conditions, except when the unforeseeable happens. Imagine biblical thunderstorms. Our crew is constantly in contact with the National Meteorological Service (OMSZ), in case of any weather related emergencies we will alert you in time on our info and Facebook platforms. This is where you can get information. In case of strong lightning, pool areas might get evacuated for safety reasons; we ask you to leave the venues if you are warned about this.

Make it clear

Sparty takes place in a bath (and great one for that), but it's and foremost a party. Daytime services are not available during the party. Everything we offer is there for you to have as much fun as possible. If you'd like to enjoy saunas or massages at Széchenyi, we recommend visiting the bath the day after your Sparty experience - you know how it goes with the hair of the dog.;)

Wifi

There's free wifi in the Check-in area.

Photo & video rules

You can take photos with amateur gear for your own use. If you are a member of the press, please drop us a line at [email protected] to let us know of your visit so we can prepare an official permit for you.
We take photos and videos at the event which may also feature you. By entering you accepted that you must not claim any rights to these footages.

First aid

There is a First Aid facility at the venue. We would like to ask you to take care of yourselves and each other. Don't run, walk all the times. In case you get hurt, our trained medical team on site will be there to give you first aid. We hope it won’t be needed, though. To prevent unnecessary injuries, please check our rules. We recommend you to refresh yourselves with lots of alcohol-free drinks. In case you feel unwell, please approach the medical staff.

Your opinion

We look forward to hear any comments and feedbacks. Share your experience with us at [email protected], but complaints should be made at the event.

Alcohol, cigarettes & drugs

We kindly ask you to drink reasonable amounts of alcohol and smoke reasonable amounts of cigarettes and to refrain from using drugs at all. Important: consumption of narcotics is strictly forbidden according to prevailing Hungarian laws.

Look after each other

Look out for your friends. If anyone feels dizzy, sick, weak or has problems with their vision please contact the medical staff immediately. Drink a lot of non-alcoholic beverages. Drink as much mineral water as possible. We have several free of charge drinking water points in the building.  Drink alcohol with care to avoid accidents occurring out of drunkenness. Don’t use any drugs. Leave the hot pools frequently during your stay. Refresh yourself with a cold shower around the pools. Take care of yourself and look after others as well! Please note that organisers do not take responsibility for possible damages occurring in persons or valuables.

Valuables

Please only bring the most necessary items with you. If possible leave your valuables at your place of stay. Please keep your personal papers in the changing forms. We kindly ask you to hand down any items you find at the Check-in counter, you can also look for your lost items here till closing our. In case something goes missing and you recognise it next day, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.

Cabin or locker?

A cabin or cubicle is a small, 1m2, lockable private changing room. You can change from your regular clothes to your Sparty outfit in there and leave your belongings during the event.

Lockers are standard wardrobe type boxes with a lock on them, where you can keep your stuff safely. The size of the locker is 120x30x65 cm.

So whichever you choose, just come, change, secure your belongings using the locks on your locker or cabin, and enjoy the party without worries!

Information for pregnant women

Please note the water temperature is around 34-38 degrees celsius. There are crowds, slippery surfaces, people consuming alcohol and smoking. Consider getting your doctor's advice about being in thermal water while pregnant.

Sparty in winter

Get out of your comfort zone. Winter weather has never been an issue for us, it just makes Sparty even more special. Come to a party that’s concept is totally unknown to you. Wear a bikini. Wear a bikini in  5 degrees Celsius. And yes, have the party of a lifetime. You know what they say: this is your comfort zone, and this is..

What to bring and what to leave at home

Bring only the necessities you would normally take for a swim: swimwear, towels, flipflops/slippers. Swimcaps are not mandatory to wear in our pools. Please leave at your place of stay: valuables and prohibited items. You can not bring any food, drinks, glasses, sharp-edged blades, poking tools, drugs, markers with you. And your check-in size suitcases will have to stay at your place of stay, too.

Menu

MENU

We offer a huge selection of alcholic and non-alcholic beverages at the bars. Prices range from 300-6000 HUF / single drinks. We thought listed the prices of the most popular drinks might help you to calculate your budget for the night. Beer 1200-1500 HUF, cocktails 2100-4500 HUF, long drinks 5400-6000 HUF, whisky-vodka-gin-rum 3000 HUF, soft drinks 300-900 HUF.

Payment at the bars is only available with SpartyPay Cards. No cash, no credit card is accepted. Please read essential information on SpartyPay Cards. Don't forget, your drink coupons are also accepted and recommended to use. What drink coupons are? 'Premium' ticket packages do include drink coupons. Drink coupons are prepaid drinks, valid for 2 draught beers or 1 selected cocktail at the bars.  Let's see 'Premium' packages and enjoy the benefits.

Rules

You use the bath and its facilities at your own responsibility.

You cannot smoke in the bath building or the pools. Smoking is only allowed by the ashtrays next to the pool in the complex.

You can take photos with amateur gear for your own use. If you are a member of the press, please drop us a line at [email protected] to let us know of your visit so we can prepare an official permit for you.

We take photos and videos at the event which may also feature you. By entering you accepted that you must not claim any rights to these footages.

We do not take responsibility for lost items. Please use the changing room and storing facility that was assigned to you, and take care of your belongings. In case something goes missing, you have the opportunity to inquire about your stuff at Széchenyi Bath in person.

In case you lose the proxy-watch (the plastic wristband given at the entrance) that opens your lockers/cabins you must pay a fine.

We preserve the right to change the programmes or the venue.

Even if you have a valid ticket, we cannot let you enter Sparty after 2 am.

Sparty events are held in any weather conditions, except when the unforeseeable happens. Imagine biblical thunderstorms.

Our tickets are not refundable and not-exchangable.

Keep you printed tickets intact! Damaged tickets (missing any of the two sides, or torn) do not guarantee entrance.

You must be at least 18 years old to attend Sparty events.

Prebooked drink coupons are not refundable, not exchangable and not transferable.

Please behave yourself, and party in a decent manner. It is one of the most beautiful historical bath houses of the known universe after all! If you arrive intoxicated, behave inadequately or aggressively, we can refuse entry or remove you from the premises, even if you have a valid ticket.

If you have an open wound, or suffer from a contagious/skin disease, we can refuse entry even if you have a valid ticket.

All tickets include health insurance for injuries or other conditions acquired at the place and time of the event.

Check out our privacy policy which is valid for all guests buying tickets and/or attending the Sparty and Sparty Special Cinetrip events.

This is a bath party, so you will have to wear a swimsuit, beach clothes and slippers. No sports attire/athletic wear is allowed in the pools.

Yes, this means that you cannot go around the premises without them. You cannot be naked on the corridors, in the halls, or in the pools.

You can not bring any food, drinks, glasses, sharp-edged blades, poking tools, drugs, markers with you.

And your check-in size suitcases will have to stay at your place of stay, too. Because of security reasons we only allow regular size sportbags, handbags, tote bags etc. To the venue. If you need a place to store your travel bags, there are plenty of suitcase storage points in the city to leave your belongings.

Very important: you cannot jump into the bath pool. You would hurt yourself and possibly others. If you do jump, you can be removed from the premises.

As a general rule, you cannot use the facilities of the bath complex in a non-intended way. If you do, you will stand financially resposible for any damage done.

You cannot enter closed-off areas. You need to stay at the designated areas for Sparty at all times during your stay.

If you break any rules in the code of conduct, you will be escorted out from the premises.

Sorry guys we have limited capacities which means your M-L-XL-GIANT sized inflatables have to stay at home. It's also prohibited to bring: swim boards, water pistols, flippers, diving equipments, any kind of offensive objects. Allowed: mini inflatable flamingos, arm floats, PVC inflatable mini vests, size S or children size swim ring with d. 60-70 cm