Cancellation Bregenz Festival 2020

Information on the coronavirus situation

Dear Sir or Madam,
dear festival visitors,

Though we had very much hoped the festival would go ahead this summer, we regret to say the 2020 Bregenz Festival now has to be cancelled. This is due to the coronavirus situation and to the regulations adopted by the Austrian federal government.

But in spite of this there is some good news. We have decided to save the hugely popular Rigoletto for next summer. The production, as spectacular as it is moving, will be performed on the lake stage at the 2021 festival on a total of 26 evenings. We have also been able to reschedule the opera in the Festspielhaus, Nero, for next summer. Arrigo Boito’s opulent work will open the Bregenz Festival on 21 July 2021.

Refund and exchange

For an easy reversal of the already purchased tickets for this year, please visit

and complete the online form.

In addition to a refund of the ticket value, there is also the possibility to exchange for dates in the coming year. Specific seats cannot be selected in the form. Exchanges submitted via the online form will be processed manually. We make sure that you get the same or similar seats depending on availability (e.g. marginal seats will be booked again as marginal seats). If there are major deviations, we will contact you.

Refund and exchange for non-European citizens

If you live outside the SEPA area and do not have a bank account with IBAN and BIC connection, you can send us your credit card details (name on card, credit card number, expiry date and CVC) of the credit card with which you booked your tickets, your order number and the seat information by e-mail to Alternatively, you can send us your account number, swift code, name of account holder, bank name including address, correspondent bank (required for some countries) by email to

Exchange in the Webshop

If you would like to exchange your tickets yourself, you have the possibility to choose your preferred date and places at The purchase can then be completed on "Advance payment by invoice". For the payment of this year's ticket value, please send an e-mail with your order number and seat information to

Exchange by telephone

The exchange can also be made by telephone. On weekdays you can reach us from 9.00 to 17.00 on +43 5574 4076. Please have your order and ticket information ready.

Refund and exchange by mail

Of course, you can also return the original tickets by mail, stating your bank details or your desired date for 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to Bregenz next year!

Your Festival Team

Correct as of 18.05.2020