Events for kids & young adults

The Crossculture programme makes it possible for kids and young adults to immerse themselves in the thrilling world of music theatre. It's not just about listening – getting creative and taking part is a key element of this varied outreach programme.

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The Time Machine

Family opera 

This year on the programme for our youngest guests is The Time Machine. It is an opera by Detlef Heusinger intended to help kids and young adults to get to know the composer Gioachino Rossini, who was celebrated like a popstar during the last century. 

The Time Machine is a family opera in the true sense of the word: Felix and his sister Frida travel to Paris using a time machine to meet Gioachino Rossini. After all, their grandfather had always told them that everything was better in the old days. The famous composer, however, stays in his bed all day, eats all the time and has given up composing. Rossini’s servant Figaro and his wife and muse Isabella remind the two kids of their parents, just as – strangely enough – Rossini himself reminds them of their grandfather. As time goes by, Felix and Frida long to travel back to the present more and more. 

For primary school classes and 1st/2nd class of the new secondary school/general secondary school 

For Families
10 June 2021 - 6.00 p.m. 

For school classes
10 & 11 June 2021 - 10.00 a.m. 


DURATION 70 minutes
AGE 6-12 years
TICKET PRICE EUR 12 per person for school classes and family pass holders
EUR 14 regular price 

In cooperation with the Landestheater Detmold, SWR Experimentalstudio and Superar Vorarlberg 

Musical director Lutz Rademacher
Stage director | designer Detlef Heusinger
Associate stage director Johannes Fried
Costume designer Theresa Wilson
Video Judith Selenko
Dramaturg Elisabeth Wirtz

Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra of the Landestheater Detmold 

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Brass Eroico Brass Band Matinee

Once again, young musicians from different countries will come together in Vorarlberg to form a big symphonic brass band directed by Martin Kerschbaum, who is the conductor and percussionist of the Wiener Symphoniker. It is the fifth time already that the final concert takes place at the Festspielhaus. The playbill includes pieces by Giuseppe Verdi, Arrigo Boito and Richard Wagner, whose music can also be heard in this year’s festival programme.  

15 August 2021 – 11.00 a.m. 

Musical director Martin Kerschbaum
Graduates of the 5th International Blasmusik Camp 
Instructors from the Wiener Symphoniker

DURATION 1 ½ hours (no intermission)

TICKET PRICE EUR 16 (bis 11 August 2021), then EUR 18, pupils and students EUR 8 

For info and registration for the fifth International Blasmusik Camp (IBC) taking place from 10 to 15 August 2021 please visit  

In cooperation with the Vorarlberger Blasmusikverband and the local broadcaster ORF Vorarlberg.

crossculture tours

What does it take to create an opera and what’s going on in a festival theatre? In our crossculture tours designed for school classes, kids and young adults, you gain some exciting backstage insights.  

24 May – 22 August 2021
Seebühne | Festspielhaus
(by arrangement)

DURATION 50 Minuten

School groups can use the Kulturticket Vorarlberg to travel free of charge twice a year to the institutions taking part in the project. Find out more here.

crossculture workshops Rigoletto

In the drama education workshop directed by instructors from the so called »Opernschlüssel« Rigoletto’s gripping story is brought to life. The participants will get to know various characters and in groups act out key scenes of Verdi’s famous opera. 

1 - 8 July 2021
Festspielhaus | Schools

DURATION 2 hours (between 8.00 a.m. & 5.00 p.m.; by arrangement)  
AGE 9 and older 

School groups can use the Kulturticket Vorarlberg to travel free of charge twice a year to the institutions taking part in the project. Find out more here.

Fest des Kindes

During the first week of summer holidays, 200 children bring an adventure story to life. In workshops on dancing, singing, costume and stage design, they put together their own show that they present to an audience at the end of the week. 

12 – 16 July 2021
Weidach School 

Final show 
18 July 2021 – 2.00 p.m. 

DURATION every day from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. 
AGE 6 – 11 years 
PRICE EUR 75, EUR 110 with lunch 

crossculture week

The crosscultre week is not only about teaching young people how to make a good appearance on stage, working together in a team and showing initiative, it also encourages their relationship with music. In various workshops, the participants – together with professional musicians – practise wellknown songs and songs of their own. At the end of the week, they can show what they learned during a public jam session at the crossculture night. 

12 – 16 July 2021
Theater KOSMOS

17 July 2021 performance at the crossculture night 

DURATION every day from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 
AGE 14 – 20 years 

crossculture night

On this day, the Bregenzer Festspiele exclusively open their doors for young people. A number of interactive activities invite you to explore the festival site. The vorarlberg museum and and the Kunsthaus Bregenz also welcome everyone who is interested. A special day deserves a special ending: In the evening you can attend a performance of Rigoletto on the Seebühne (lake stage). 

17 July 2021
Seebühne | Festspielhaus

Full details of the programme will be announced on our homepage in May 2021. 

AGE 14-26 years 
GRUPPEN one ticket for one accompanying person can be booked per 8 young people (price EUR 12)

crossculture projects

Get inspired by different aspects of the world of opera and realize your own ideas! Together, we can make your projects a reality.