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.
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.
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.
Festival of the young artists
Founded as an international youth festival, the festival is a forum for international young artists to meet.
Contrast Film festival
The 20th contrast film festival takes place from March 8th to March 10th 2019.
The musica event offers a lively and varied program – from baroque- to modern music.
The Bayreuth Easter festival offers top classical music enjoyment from classic music to jazz, with the international young orchestra academy.
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.
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.
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.
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.