Music Festivals

Varied stages of Bayreuth present a colorful bouquet of musical festivals. Bayreuth is not only a magnet during the opera festival season but, as a music city, also invites festival enthusiasts throughout the year.

Luftbild Festspielhaus © Corinna Weih

Richard Wagner Opera Festival

The Richard Wagner Opera Festival (Festspiele) takes place every year from July 25th to August 28th in the Bayreuth Opera Festival Theater on the green hill.

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Bayreuther Jazz November

The annual Jazz November festival, organised by Jazzforum Bayreuth, is a top-class event that genuinely lights up the grey eleventh month of the year.

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Festival of the young artists

Founded as an international youth festival, the festival is a forum for international young artists to meet.

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Filmfest Kontrast © Luka Popp

Contrast Film festival

The 20th contrast film festival takes place from March 8th to March 10th 2019.

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Markgräfliches Opernhaus ©Musica Bayreuth

Musica Bayreuth

The musica event offers a lively and varied program – from baroque- to modern music.

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Osterfestival Stadtkirche

Easter festival

The Bayreuth Easter festival offers top classical music enjoyment from classic music to jazz, with the international young orchestra academy.

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Sangeslust Mitmach-Konzert © GMK

Sangeslust – the Sparkassen A Capella event

Since 2011, the A Capella festival Bayreuth, transforms the fall for a few days into a mecca for vocal art.

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Sparda-Bank Klassik Open-Air Ⓒ Test

Sparda Bank classic open air event

Free & outside: the classic open air event, sponsored by the Sparda Bank, takes place on May 6th , June 28th and 29th 2019 downtown Bayreuth.

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St. Georgen Swingt

St. Georgen Swingt

Since July 2011 Bayreuth has become richer by one musical highlight. With the festival “St. Georgen swings”, an impressive jazz- and swing firework was detonated in the historic district.

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Armstrong Kit im Opernhaus Bayreuth © Andreas Harbach

Bayreuth piano festival

Kit Armstrong plays on July 24th at the UNESCO world heritage site, the margravian opera house Bayreuth – a highlight of the 17th Bayreuth piano festival.

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Opening hours:
Monday – Friday:
09:00 – 19:00
Saturday:
09:00 – 16:00
Sunday and Holidays:
10:00 -14:00
(May 1st  – October 31st)