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26 May - 09 June 2021


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When is the programme ready?

The programme for the following edition is usually launched partially before and after Christmas, with the full programme catalogue going to print in February.
Stay updated on programme launches by subscribing to our newsletter, or visit our programme page
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Do you reimburse purchased tickets and gift cards due to the corona crisis?

Yes, the festival reimburses tickets and FiB Benefit (FiB Fordel) membership. Issued gift cards will automatically have a new extended expiration date and be valid until 1 May 2022.

Read more about this at

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What about cancellation, refunds and exchange of tickets?

Questions regarding cancellation and refunds? Click here.

Questions regarding exchange of tickets? Click here

Can I buy canceled/unclaimed tickets for a performance which is originally sold out?
Unclaimed tickets are put up for sale on consecutively. Check in the time leading up to the event day for sold-out performances.

How can I give feedback to Bergen International Festival?
If you wish to give us feedback or if you are dissatisfied in connection to the purchase of your tickets or your experience at one of the festival's events, you can contact the Bergen International Festival at

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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, and in the programme catalogue.

Introductions to concerts and performances are held in Norwegian, if no other language is stated.

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Can I combine a good meal with attending the Festival?

Festival Restaurants

Information regarding our Festival Restaurants 2021 is coming soon.

See more information about the Festival Restaurants of 2020 here

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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 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.

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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

Transport from Bergen city centre to several of the composer's homes are included in your concert ticket. The offer includes concerts in Troldsalen at Troldhaugen, and concerts at Lysøen and Siljustøl. There is no festival transport to the Family Day at Siljustøl. 

More information about transport per concert is available on each concert's programme page

It is also possible to travel to Lysøen by driving to Buena kai and take the museum's boat to Lysøen. This boat ticket is not included in the concert ticket. See for more information. 

Transport to and from other Festival venues

Information on how to get to the different venues is available on our venue pages.

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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!

In 2021, the Festival takes place from 26 May to 09 June.

Festival dates in upcoming years: 
May 25–08 June 2022
May 24–07 June 2023
May 22–05 June 2024
May 21–04 June 2025


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