About immediate purchase
When and where does the online immediate procurement take place?
Who can take part in the online-immediate purchase?
All persons who have a customer account at the Bayreuther Festspiele and whose e-mail address has already been verified can take part in the online immediate purchase. (Cf. GTC section 4.).
If you do not have a customer account, please register here:
Registration is still possible until March 15, 2018 (11:59 p.m.). The e-mail address must be verified by 12:00 noon on 16 March 2018. For technical reasons, a new registration will not be possible until 20 March 2018, 2 p. m. (CET).
We ask for your understanding that all those who have been offered or allocated tickets for the 2018 festival season in the course of the ordering procedure have to wait until
2 p. m. (CET) on Monday, 19 March 2018
before these customers have the possibility to enter the ticket shop.
How can I register / log in?
To register, you will need your customer number or verified e-mail address and your personal password.
If you don’t know your password – no problem! Please click on the following link:
http://ticketshop.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en (Log in)
Under “Forgot password?” you can reset your password and generate a new one. Please enter your e-mail address and follow the instructions of the e-mail we will send you.
How does the queue work?
As soon as you have activated the queue, the “first come, first serve”-principle applies.
In the queue itself, credited waiting years, affiliations to associations, memberships, etc. are of NO importance.
Unfortunately, the time span between entering the queue and entrance to the ticket shop cannot be estimated in advance.
Will my “waiting years” expire after a successful immediate procurement?
If you receive tickets for the 2018 Festival, your previous waiting years expire. It does not matter which tickets you originally ordered and which ones you purchase in the immediate procurement.
For which works are tickets still available?
Tickets are available for all works. While you are in the queue, the ticket availability of each work will be displayed.
How much time do I have to select tickets?
From the queue you can enter the ticket shop, which you have to enter within 10 minutes.
After entering the ticket shop, you will have 30 minutes to select tickets and complete the order process.
How many tickets may I purchase?
It is possible to purchase 4 tickets for each work and a total of up to 8 tickets.
How can I pay for my tickets?
The tickets in your shopping basket must be paid right away. There are three options for immediate payment:
- Credit card (VISA and Mastercard): have the card ready, check validity, check limit
- PayPal: have access data ready, confirm bank account with PayPal, check limit
- Online Bank Transfer: have bank access data and TAN list / generator ready, check limit
After a successful payment you will receive a confirmation mail, which will also contain your invoice as well as the general terms and conditions.
How and when will I receive the tickets?
The online-immediate-payment tickets will be available for download as a PDF file on our homepage www.bayreuther-festspiele.de from the 15th of June 2018. Please log in to your personal customer account, which you can access under “My Festival”.
Each online-immediate-payment ticket must be personalized before printing. It is possible to register names at least seven days before the date of performance. Should the online-immediate-payment ticket have to be transferred at short notice (e. g. due to illness), it can be rewritten at the ticket office of the Bayreuth Festival up to 30 minutes before the beginning of the performance. (Cf. GTC section 6)
The following steps are necessary to make an immediate online purchase at the Bayreuth Festival
1. Joining the queue
Due to high demand, a queue system was installed. After the waiting period has expired, you will be asked to enter the ticket shop within 10 minutes. To do this, please click on the button labeled “Continue to the ticket shop” as soon as the prompt appears.
Note: The waiting time depends on the number of visitors. Please follow the instructions below the queue to maintain your waiting position. Leaving the queue prematurely leads to a loss of the waiting position!
2. Access to the ticket shop
You can enter now the ticket shop by entering your specified, valid (and verified) login data. This requires you to enter your customer number or e-mail address and your password. Confirm your entries by clicking the “Login” button.
Note: Participation in immediate online purchase is only possible if you are logged in.
3. Address verification
In order to optimize our customer service and reduce possible problems with your order, you may be asked to provide your current contact information. This is only necessary if you have not already done so in advance. Confirm the changes by clicking the “Save” button – right below the entry form.
4. Online immediate purchase
Now you have the possibility by means of the programme to select available tickets for the performances by clicking on the “Buy tickets” button next to the respective performance.
Note: You will only be able to make an immediate online purchase if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a customer account in the ticket shop of the Bayreuther Festspiele.
- Your customer account has been verified in advance.
- A possibly running order to change the e-mail address stored in the customer account must be completed.
- Your web browser accepts cookies.
We recommend to use an up-to-date web browser to avoid any technical problems in advance.
Note: You have received a ticket offer (invoice) for the Festspiele 2018 or you have already purchased tickets for the Festspiele 2018 online. In both cases there is a waiting period of 24 hours after the start of the online immediate purchase.
5. Selection of tickets
Within the selected performance, you have the option of selecting the desired number of tickets from the displayed (available) price categories in the two drop-down boxes. Confirm your choice by clicking on the “Add to basket” button.
Note: Please note that tickets of the price category you have selected may no longer be available if you do not immediately add them to your shopping basket. Please also note the limits on the number of tickets. You will be informed of both by a respective notice in the shopping basket.
6. Shopping basket
In the shopping basket you can view all tickets reserved for you as well as the total amount of ticket prices. You can remove each ticket from the shopping basket by clicking on the red button marked with a white X to the right of the displayed ticket.
By clicking the blue button “Buy more tickets”, you will be return to step 4 and can add further tickets to the shopping basket.
Click on the button “Proceed to checkout” to continue the ordering process with a summary of your order.
Note: The content of the online shopping basket is reserved for 30 minutes, starting with the first shopping basket entry. If the entire purchase process (including the payment modalities) is not completed successfully within this period of time, the entire contents of the shopping cart will be deleted irrevocably.
In the summary you will see your stored address data, a list of all tickets from your shopping basket, the resulting fees and the total amount to be paid at the completion of the purchase.
Now select your preferred payment method. The following payment methods are available:
- Credit cards: We accept VISA and Mastercard.
- Online Bank Transfer
Please confirm by clicking on the respective checkbox that you have read and accept our currently applying General Terms and Conditions. The General Terms and Conditions are accessible via a link and can be printed or saved as required. Buy the tickets now by clicking on the button “Obligatory order requires payment”.
8. Payment process
Please follow the instructions of your chosen payment service provider until your payment is confirmed in the window that opens above the “Summary”.
After the payment process has been completed at the payment service provider, you will be shown whether your payment has been confirmed or rejected by the payment service provider or whether a payment confirmation from the payment service provider is still awaited.
10. Receipt of invoice
After payment confirmation of the payment service provider you will receive your invoice by e-mail from us. In the ticket shop in the area “My Festival” you can also access your invoice (this is possible from 21st March 2018).
11. Receipt of tickets
You can retrieve your tickets in your personal log-in area “My Festival” from 06/15/2018 onwards. We will inform you early enough about this point in time. In order to have full access to your tickets, they must be personalized individually in the area “My Festival”. In this area, tickets are available for download as PDF files up to seven days before the respective performance. Please bring your tickets in printed form to the performances.
In principle, the General Terms and Conditions for Immediate Online Procurement apply.