Where can I find information about the events of the 2022 festival?
Why is the 70th anniversary celebrated in 2022 when the Festival's first edition was in 1953?
Read more about the history of the Bergen International Festival here.
Where can I find the programme catalogue?
A printed catalogue in Norwegian will be available shortly after Easter many places in and around the Bergen city centre: the Den Nationale Scene ticket office, the tourist information, Bergen public library and at a number of restaurants and cafés.
How do I get to Bergen and around to the Festival venues?
Travel to Bergen
Find travel options at VisitBergen's website.
Transport to composer's homes and other venues
Previous years Bergen International Festival has offered transport to the composer's homes Troldhaugen, Lysøen and Siljustøl. Because of the corona pandemic this will not be offered in 2021.
Information on how to get to the different venues is available on our venue pages.
How can I be a performer at the Bergen International Festival?
Artists performing at the Bergen International Festival have been invited by the Festival. The planning of each year’s Festival – 15 days of concerts and performances by the world’s leading artists within classical music, theatre, opera and dance – is an ongoing process. Projects and programmes are often developed with companies and individual artists several years in advance.
If you think that you or your company has an exciting programme to offer, that the Bergen International Festival is missing, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the information to Festspillene i Bergen, Postboks 183 Sentrum, 5804 Bergen, Norway.
We receive a lot of information, and unfortunately do not have the opportunity to confirm receipt or return material.
Do you reimburse purchased tickets if an event is cancelled?
Which language is the performance in?
If other languages than Norwegian are used, you’ll find information regarding the performance language on the individual event pages on fib.no/program, and in the programme catalogue.
Introductions to concerts and performances are held in Norwegian, if no other language is stated.
Can I combine a good meal with attending the Festival?
The Bergen International Festival collaborates with selected restaurants near our arenas. During this year's hybrid festival, you can eat in the restaurant in connection with a physical performance, or how about ordering delivery or pick-up before a digital festival experience, so you can enjoy both food and culture in the comfort of your own home?
Where do I find more information about Bergen International Festival?
When is the festival?
Bergen International Festival usually starts on the first Wednesday after 19 May every year.
In 2022, the Festival will take place from 25 May to 08 June.
Dates for future festivals are:
- 24 May–07 June 2023
- 22 May–05 June 2024
- 21 May–04 June 2025
- 27 May–10 June 2026
Where can I find information about previous festivals?
Where can I find the Festival Administration?
Our visiting address is Vaskerelvsmauet 6, next to Torgallmenningen (map). The entrance is behind the meeting place "Den blå steinen" (The blue stone), in the small street between the restaurants MM and Logehaven. Welcome!
What happened at Bergen International Festival 2020 and 2021?
In 2021, the Bergen International Festival was held with both live audiences in the venue as well as a number of streamed events where the audience could buy digital tickets and watch from home. Watch glimpses of the 2021 festival here.
Bergen International Festival 2020 consisted of 60 events, most of them digital. All the digital events was stramed for free on our website and through many other channels. The events was streamed by people more than one million times. Watch glimpses of the 2020 festival here.