What will happen to Bergen International Festival 2021?
It is uncurtain how the corona situation will look during the festival period in May and June, but the Bergen International Festival will of course follow the rules and advices from the health authorities. As always we work towards our goal, which is to organize cultural events on a high national and international level, and we hope we can organize the festival as normal in 2021. We plan to offer events with audience in the venues. Many of the events will also be streamed and people can buy digital tickets and watch the streams from their houses.
Many artists are in a very challenging situation now a days. We wish to bring attention to the work they are doing by continuously launching artists and events for Bergen International Festival 2021, even though we realize that the final programe may look different.
Where can I find information about the events of the 2021 festival?
Because of the rules regarding the corona situation may change, the ticket sale will start as close to the festival dates as possible. Therefore the ticket sale will start in April.
What happened at Bergen International Festival 2020?
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.
Do you reimburse purchased tickets if an event is cancelled?
Can I buy canceled/unclaimed tickets for a performance which is originally sold out?
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?
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 Festival’s Chief Executive Officer and artistic director, Anders Beyer, has the overall responsibility for the artistic program. 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.
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 this year.
Information on how to get to the different venues is available on our venue pages.
About Bergen International Festival
When is the festival?
Bergen International Festival usually starts on the first Wednesday after May 19th every year. The 2021 festival starts May 26th and ends June 9th.
Dates for future festivals are:
- May 25th - June 8th 2022
- May 24th - June 7th 2023
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!