Frequently Asked Questions

“Do you know how this will turn out?”

From ordering the ticket to the final applause

“May I clap after the first act of Parsifal?” This question is not covered at this point, since there is no clear answer to it. This is more a matter of specific tips which are aimed at facilitating the visit to the festival, especially for “beginners”.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Online Instant Purchase 2024

On the one hand, no, because with the introduction of online instant purchase (since 3 December, 2 p.m.) all interested parties have the same chance of getting festival tickets, regardless of waiting times, On the other hand, yes, because the number of ticket requests from all over the world exceeds the available contingents every year.

– New (first-time online order):

Please register at
Note: You can only register once with your postal address and e-mail address. If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot your password?”.
Please do not register again!

– Already registered customers:

Please log in at and check your data if necessary. Are your postal address and e-mail address correct? If you have forgotten your password, click on “Forgot your password?
Please do not register again!

Now fill out the order form on the Internet.

You can purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per piece for the 2024 season, 16 tickets in total. For the G1-G4, E3-E6 and C6 as well as C7 price categories a maximum of two tickets, as there are only a few seats available.

All information about the online instant purchase, which takes place since December 3rd 2023, can be found here:

In addition, a box office will also be open on the day of each performance during the festival season (10 am to 12 pm and 2 hours before the performance begins).

Please note that purchasing tickets for Purposes of industrial or commercial reexpression is prohibited and independent of such activity for the transfer or resale of admission tickets Assignmeents prohibitions apply. Accordingly, it is in particular not permitted resell admission tickets at a higher price than the original ticket price or to offer tickets for sale at internet auctions. The Bayreuth Festival reserves the right to refuse to sell tickets to any person who violate these prohibitions. This applies to tickets
that have already been purchased by blocking them without replacement as well as for future purchases in subsequent Festival seasons.
In this respect, the General Terms and Conditions apply (cf. Section 10 of the General Terms and Conditions Ordering Procedure and Section 9 of the General Terms and Conditions Online Instant Purchase). Please refer to the details there.

There are no rules, but the festive character of the events determines guests’ outfits. By the way, the weather also determines the evening attire. Please note that temperatures in the Festival Hall rise when going up from the stalls to the gallery.


Extremely easy to reach by car, Bayreuth lies on the A9 connecting Munich and Berlin. If coming from the north, take the exit marked ‘Bayreuth-Nord’ and then follow the signs to the town centre (‘Stadtmitte’) or the Festspielhaus. If coming from the south, take the exit marked ‘Bayreuth-Süd’ and then follow the signs to the Festspielhaus.

Once you have reached the theatre, you will find ample municipal parking further up the hill. During the dress rehearsals and the festival the parking lots are chargeable (currently flat fee of 5,- EUR). To the north of Bayreuth the A70 connects the town with the A7 at Schweinfurt to the west and with the A3 at Würzburg.


The city of Bayreuth is integrated on the railway line from Nuremberg to Dresden with the Franken-Saxonia-Express every two hours. The festival city is also connected to the ICE junction Nuremberg by regional trains every half hour. You can find further information on how to get there by train at

You can also visit Bayreuth with long-distance bus lines of various providers. The long-distance bus stops are located on the main station forecourt and in Goethestraße. All connections and information can be found at

Information on bus services within the city centre can be found on the website of the local transport association.

Of course, have discussions about Wagner! A walk through the park on the festival hill is just as recommended as a visit to the gastronomic facilities.

… please contact the reception staff at the Festival Hall. During the performances, the so-called “hill guard”, a station of the BRK (Bavarian Red Cross), is in operation near the house. If you are looking for a doctor in Bayreuth after the show, the staff of your hotel will be happy to help you.

Depends on whether you are attending The flying duchman or Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In the first case, there should be no problems, with “real” Wagner length, unfortunately, by the time you return from the festival hill to the city center, some kitchens have already closed. Fortunately, some restaurants and hotels in the city of Bayreuth have also adapted to the late wishes of visitors. Advance reservations are helpful.

If you can’t get enough of Wagner: The festival itself offers a comprehensive supporting programme (see Discourse Bayreuth, Caesuras, Introductory Talks), and a visit to the Richard Wagner Museum (Haus Wahnfried) is also a must. Since April 2018 the Margravial Opera House (World Heritage Site) has been reopened after years of renovation – a unique jewel of Baroque theatre architecture. In and around Bayreuth, a large number of museums await their visitors.

Further information:
Tourist-Information Bayreuth
Opernstraße 22, 95444 Bayreuth
Tel.: 0921 88588
Fax: 0921 885755

In 2023, wahnfood GmbH from Bayreuth will again provide catering services for the Bayreuth Festival – before the performances, during the breaks and after the performances. As in the previous year, various culinary areas will be spread across the festival grounds, where you can cater for yourself using a self-service concept. From the Green Hill Kitchen food court with various cooking stations, to the Walk of Fame, a classic Franconian specialties festival beer garden, to the new Sea Food Bar and several other new food areas. For all those who want to reserve a fixed table in advance, the wahnfood festival restaurant offers an all inclusive solution.
From now on you can find all information as well as the possibility to reserve a table at