Bayreuth Festival

The House that Wagner Built

A theatre and festival created for a single composer: with unmatched acoustics, continuously re-worked productions, and the finest musicianship – every Wagnerian’s goal is to gather on the green hill. In 2024, Tristan und Isolde opens the Festival on July 25, directed by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, and starring Andreas Schager and Camilla Nylund. Two Ring cycles will be presented (July 28-Aug 2 and August 20-25), as well as Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer, and Parsifal.



Bayreuth, Germany


Members have the opportunity to purchase Festival tickets (subject to availability) through the Wagner Society of New York – we typically request a block of tickets during the fourth week of August.

Priority will first be given to Members who have not received tickets recently, and then by order of receipt of application. Note that a contribution equal to 15% of the ticket price will be added. If, after submitting your request to WSNY, you obtain tickets through a different source please advise us as soon as possible.

For the 2024 Festival, the ordering timeline has shifted: requests were due on October 8.


1. Members of the Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth have already received their full information on the Festival with order forms.

2. The Bayreuth Festival emailed, to those already registered, documents from the Kartenbüro in early September 2023. In a departure from past procedure, ticket requests will be given priority based upon date of receipt, although prior waiting years and credit balances will be considered. Some ticket limitations apply. Please see all rules and procedures for ordering online here.

3. In the past few years, a portion of the total number of Bayreuth Festival tickets is also available through immediate online sale, in a process separate from the ticket office orders described in paragraph 2, above. That process is currently scheduled to begin on December 3, 2023.


The Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation awards young people between 18 and 35 years old – aspiring singers, instrumentalists, and stage professionals – a stipendium that allows them to visit the Festival with over 200 young people from around the world in an atmosphere of artistry and exchange.

Read more about the Stipendium here.


The Wagner Society of New York plans a series of English-language events, open to all, during the festival. Past activities have included lectures, talks with performing artists, dinners, walking tours and excursions. See our calendar for more info.