Luftbild Festspielhaus Bayreuth - Aufführungsort Richard Wagner Festspiele © Corinna Weih

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.

Every summer Bayreuth is a cultural center of artistic explo­ra­tion of Richard Wagner‘s music. The Bayreuth Opera Festival (Fest­spiele) has made the city of Bayreuth inter­na­tio­nally famous, as well as the singers, direc­tors and set desi­gners.
With the sound of the opening fanfares of the Richard Wangner festival, an inter­na­tional audi­ence flocks into the city and into the Festival Opera House on the green hill, whose foun­da­tion was laid there in 1872. With its one of a kind acou­stics it capti­vates visi­tors year after year.

The life and work of Richard Wagner gave the former resi­dence city a far reaching and new look in the 19th century. As the circle of music lovers, who want to expe­ri­ence the entire work live, became larger and larger, the chances to purchase a ticket for the desired festival became smaller and smaller. The Opera Festival begins on July 24th and conti­nues until August 28th.

With a chan­ging plan of diffe­rent operas the stage is set each season with 30 perfor­mances for ca. 2000 spec­ta­tors, many of them from foreign countries.






Mo. - Fr.: 09:00 - 18:00
Sa. 09:00 - 16:00
May - October: Su. + holidays: 10:00 - 14:00
Tel.: +49 0921 88588


Mo. - Fr. 10:00 - 17:00
Sa. 10:00 - 14:00
Tel.: +49 0921 69001