This page provides you with all relevant information on the 2021 Festival season in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the course of the pandemic and its effects on the Bayreuth Festival are currently difficult to assess, this page will be constantly updated or supplemented for you. If you have any further questions, please contact the Bayreuth Festival ticket office by e-mail at email@example.com, or by telephone at 0921 / 78 78 780.
Current information on COVID-19
Originally we had announced the sending of the order documents for this year’s season for January 2021. Unfortunately, due to the COVID 19 pandemic and its current development, we are not yet in a position to make a binding ticket allocation, as the number of visitors cannot yet be bindingly confirmed by the approving authorities. We therefore have to react flexibly this year to the further infection and the official requirements, which is why we will not be sending out any order documents by post this year. Tickets for the Bayreuth Festival 2021 will be offered exclusively via online instant purchase from 04 July 2021, 14:00 (CEST). Customers who received a ticket allocation in the 2020 season and had waived their right to a refund will be contacted separately by the Festival. All information about the online instant purchase will be published on our homepage www.bayreuther-festspiele.de.
A hygiene concept is currently being developed for the Bayreuth Festival 2021, which is intended to guarantee the smooth running of the events. We are in constant contact with the responsible authorities, and your safety is our top priority. All further information will be published here on an updated status.
The number of spectators admitted cannot be specified at this stage and depends on the further course of the pandemic. The relevant decisions will be made by the Bayreuth Health Department, with whom the Bayreuth Festival GmbH is in constant contact.
Tickets can be changed by the Bayreuth Festival ticket office up to 24 hours before the performance begins. However, related tickets must still belong to the same household, otherwise a change is not possible.
In principle, tickets that have been paid for cannot be returned or exchanged, but we will do our best to help you in this regard.
If you are unable to use a ticket, please contact the Bayreuth Festival ticket office.
You can choose to use your preferred allocation in the 2021 or 2022 season. You can note on the order form that there are no ticket requests for 2021 and that you would like to use the credit only for the 2022 season.
If you would like a refund of your credit, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting your customer number and invoice number. If the credit is refunded, the entitlement to a future preferential allocation will be forfeited.
Tickets for wheelchair users and accompanying persons are not available for immediate purchase online. If you are interested in wheelchair seating, please email us at email@example.com. In the email, please include your customer number, the performance date you would like to attend, and a note indicating whether you need a ticket for an accompanying person.
As the pandemic is extremely dynamic, we cannot decide at this stage whether the choir will be broadcast from the choir hall. We are working on the best possible technical implementation so that the choir sound will be heard at the usual high level in the event of transmission. The part of the choir that does not sing in the choir hall will perform scenically on stage. As things stand at present, the Festival Orchestra will perform in its usual full complement in the orchestra pit, and its members will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 on the day of the respective performance.
Introductory talks will be held digitally this year for ticket holders of the respective performances, more information will be published on our homepage in due course.
If a performance is cancelled, our General Terms and Conditions apply, in particular point 8 on refunds. The General Terms and Conditions can be viewed here: https://www.bayreuther-festspiele.de/en/tickets-service/general-terms-and-conditions/
The festival restaurant will no longer be run by the current tenant from the 2021 season onwards. We are currently working on a new gastronomic concept suitable for Corona.