Frequently asked questions

When is the Bergen International Festival?

In 2025, the Festival will take place from 21 May to 4 June.

Questions about tickets?

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Frequently asked questions

When is the 2024 programme launched?

The programme for the Bergen International Festival 2024 has now been launched. Check out Programme (, and feel free to sign up for the newsletter or follow us on social media to stay updated.

What prices and discounts apply?

Ordinary prices are given for each event on the program pages. Here you’ll find an overview of offers and discounts.

What is FiB Fordel and how can I buy discounted FiB Fordel tickets?
FiB Fordel is a membership that offers up to 30% discount on tickets and access to presales. Read more here.

Is the event sold out? Can I join a wait list?

At sold-out performances where there might be available tickets at a later stage, it's possible to sign up to a waiting list. 

You can find a link to the waiting list under the ticket prices at the programme page. Register and fill in the form. You will then receive an email from Please click the 'Confirm' button to confirm your registration.

How do I get to Bergen and around to the Festival venues?

Please find options for travelling to Bergen VisitBergen's website.

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 would like to contact us with a programme proposal, please send an email to

Due to the amount of proposals received, we are unfortunately not able to reply or confirm receipt.

How can I become a volunteer?

Every year, Bergen International Festival seeks volunteers who can work as artist contacts, administrative assistants, or audience hosts. This is a great way to get an insider's view of the festival.

Read more about volunteering here.

Do you reimburse purchased tickets if an event is cancelled?

Yes, the festival will reimburse tickets and gift vouchers if the event is cancelled.

You'll be contacted by our ticketing team by e-mail, SMS or phone if an event is cancelled. 

Read more about cancellation and refunds.

Which language is the performance in?

You will find information about the languages used in all performances  on the individual event pages on, and in the programme catalogue. 

Do the Festival venues offer refreshments?

Several of our venues, including Grieghallen and Den Nationale Scene, offer refreshments in connection with performances. Kulturhuset and Bergen Kunsthall have a café/restaurant. Some historical venues including Håkonshallen do not offer refreshments at the venue. Read more about refreshments on the venue pages.  

In addition, there are many good restaurants and cafés close to our venues.

Where can I find more information about the Bergen International Festival?

Read more about Bergen International Festival here.

When is the festival?

Bergen International Festival usually starts on the first Wednesday after 17 May every year.

In 2024, the Festival will take place from 22 May to 5 June.

Dates for future festivals are:

  • 21 May–04 June 2025

  • 27 May–10 June 2026

Where can I find information about previous festivals?

You can find the programmes from previous festivals here.

Where can I find the Festival Administration?

Our visiting address is Vaskerelvsmauet 6, next to Torgallmenningen (map). The entrance is close to the meeting place "Den blå steinen" (The blue stone).

Do you have feedback?

If you have some feedback, positve or negative, we are happy to hear from you. Your feedback can contribute to a better festival experience for yourself and others. Please contact us at

Upcoming Festival dates

In 2025, the Festival will take place from 21 May to 4 June.

Festival dates in upcoming years:

  • 27 May–10 June 2026

  • 26 May–9 June 2027

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