Junge Festspiele

Kinder- und Jugendprogramm

The Young Festival invites children and teenagers to immerse themselves in the exciting world of musical theatre. One important aspect of the varied educational programme is that children get involved and are creative instead of just sitting and listening. 

For more information on the Young Festival, please contact us at jungefestspiele@bregenzersfestspiele.com 
For bookings you can contact us a +43 5574 407-6 or write an e-mail to ticket@bregenzerfestspiele.com

  • The Magic Flute - The Sound of Peace

    An opera where children can participate

    The Queen of the Night and Sarastro have been rivals ever since. Everything changes though, when Tamino and Pamina, two teenagers trying to find their place in the adult world, get dragged into the fight …
    Our youngest guests can look forward to The Magic Flute – The Sound of Peace based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera. Children get to know the exciting story of the opera and actively participate in the production by singing and using props they crafted themselves.

    For primary school and the lower grades of secondary school/higher general secondary school. Workshop for teachers (25 January and 1 March 2023, 3.00 pm)

    Performances for school groups
    23 May 2023 – 10.00 am & 2.00 pm
    24 May 2023 – 10.00 am

    Performance for families
    24 May 2023 – 6.00 pm
    Singing- and crafting workshop at 5.30 pm

    DURATION 70 minutes (no intermission) 
    AGE 6-12 years 
    PRICE EUR 14 regular price; EUR 12 for school groups and Familienpass owners per person (incl. extra learning materials)

    in German only

    Musical Director Alfredo Salvatore Stillo
    Stage Director Caroline Leboutte
    Stage Designer | Costume Designer Aúrelie Borremans
    Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg

    A project with AsLiCo, Opera Domani with In cooperation Opéra Grand Avignon and Opéra de Rouen Normandie as well as the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, Superar Vorarlberg and the music school Bregenz.

  • Brass Appassionato

    Once more, young musicians from different countries travel to Vorarlberg to form a big symphonic brass orchestra with Martin Kerschbaum, conductor and percussionist of the Wiener Symphoniker. For the sixth time now, the final concert takes place at the Festspielhaus. On the playbill: works of Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and Richard Strauss, whose music is also part of the current festival programme, as wells as pieces by Harold Arlen, Gustav Holst, Alfred Reed and John Williams.

    PERFORMANCE 13 August 2023 – 11.00 am Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

    Conductor Martin Kerschbaum
    Participants of the 6th International Brass Camp, teachers of the Wiener Symhoniker

    DURATION approx. 90 minutes (no intermission) 
    PRICE EUR 18 (until 9 August 2023), then EUR 20,
    students EUR 10

    For more info and to enroll for the 6th International Brass Camp (IBS) taking place from 8 August to 13 August 2023 please go to www.vbv-blasmusik.at. 

    in cooperation with the Vorarlberger Blasmusikverband

  • Fest des Kindes

    If your child is a theatre enthusiast, the Fest des Kindes is the perfect way to start into the summer holidays. During the weeklong event, the children take a close look at the world of musical theatre and all its facets. In creative workshops focusing on dance, singing, costume and stage design, they collaboratively work on their own piece. At the end of the week, they get to perform it in front of an audience at the Festspielhaus. 

    10 – 14 July 2023, Schule Weidach
    Final Performance 16 July 2023 – 2.00 pm, Werkstattbühne
    DURATION daily from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm 
    AGE 6 to 11 years
    PRICES EUR 78, EUR 120 with lunch

    in German only

  • Young people's night

    Get to know Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. On this eventful day, Bregenz Festival invites young people to get to know the different professions responsible for a successful opera and for a short time become a part of the fascinating world of opera themselves during workshops, guided tours and a number of other activities. The vorarlberg museum and Kunsthaus Bregenz open their doors so young people can experience art and culture at first hand. The highlight of the Young People’s Night is the performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in the evening.

    15 July 2023
    Seebühne | Festspielhaus

    AGE 14 to 26 years
    PRICE EUR 12

    The full programme will be published in May 2023 on www.bregenzerfestspiele.com

  • Backstage-Tours

    There is a lot to see at Bregenz Festival, so be sure to book your backstage tour if you want to learn technical details, uncover the artists’ secrets and take a look behind the scenes. 

    For schools and youth groups
    30 May - 20 August 2023 Seebühne | Festspielhaus
    (Reservation required)

    DURATION 40 minutes
    PRICE free

  • Szenische Opern-Workshops

    The opera workshops invite you to take a look at Madama Butterfly from the actors’ perspective. Under the guidance of theatre teachers of the project “Opernschlüssel”, participants bring Puccini’s characters and his famous music to life.

    29 June to 6 July 2023 Festspielhaus | Propter Homines, Parkstudio

    DURATION 2 hours (from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., reservation necessary)
    AGE 11 and above

    in German only

  • MINT-Project

    Students of the Mittelschule Rieden develop a play and learn about the technical jobs at a theatre house. Performances are planned for June 2023. In cooperation with the Landestheater Vorarlberg and the Mittelschule Rieden. 

    in German only