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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 0921 / 78 78 780.
Current information on COVID-19
Customers who purchased tickets in the 2020 season and waived a credit refund will receive an order form for this year’s Festival in April 2021. The Bayreuth-specific “waiting year system” will be suspended for 2021; this will not disadvantage you for future orders.
We are also planning a free sale for all registered customers as an immediate online purchase, which is expected to take place on 06 June 2021.
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 email@example.com, quoting your customer number and invoice number. If the credit is refunded, the entitlement to a future preferential allocation will be forfeited.
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.