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.

Exchange of specific seats

If you wish to exchange your tickets for a specific seat, please wait until the advance sale starts on 2 June 2020. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred date and seats yourself at The purchase can then be completed on "advance payment by invoice" and you can send us your 2020 tickets as a photo or scan by e-mail as "means of payment". Alternatively, you can always book your desired seats by telephone on +43 5574 4076 and then send us your 2020 tickets by e-mail.

Of course, you can also return the original tickets by mail, stating your bank details. Visitors and partners who have purchased their tickets directly from the Bregenz Festival will be informed of the details and  further measures in writing (by e-mail or post) in the next few days.

In the current situation our Ticket Center will remain closed, but you can reach us by mail at and by telephone at 0043 5574 4076 Monday to Friday from 9 to 5.

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

Correct as of 18.05.2020