Summer 2020

In addition to this official meeting, you will have an opportunity to renew acquaintances or to get to know other Members and strike up conversations at our series of “Friends meet Friends”, “Behind The Curtain” and “Intermezzo” events. Please note that our General Meeting will take place this year on July 29th.

Opening Hours during the festival
Please note our information concerning the security measures in this summer 2020

The Friends of Bayreuth present this year Sven Friedrich’s introductory lectures relating to that day’s production. They take place in the auditorium of the Festspielhaus at 10.30 a.m. on every performance day. The entry ticket for the evening’s performance entitles the holder to free admission. It is unfortunately not possible to reserve seats in advance. Admission to the introductory lectures is from the West side (road side).  Explanations by Sven Friedrich on the current productions are also available in the video archives in the members-only section of our website


27th July
Social Evening with our Friends after „Das Rheingold“


29th July • 10 p. m.
71. Mitgliederversammlung der Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth e. V. • General Meeting • Assemblée générale
••• Steigenberger Festspielrestaurant
••• Are you already a Friend of Bayreuth?
••• You can watch the Meeting then in the video archives in the members-only section of our website.


3d August
Behind The Curtain


5th August
Intermezzo Tannhäuser
••• Balcony Festspielhaus


9th August
Freunde treffen Freunde
Friends meet Friends • À la rencontre des amis
••• Klaviermanufaktur Steingraeber


11th August
Behind The Curtain


12th August
Intermezzo Siegfried
••• Balcony Festspielhaus


15th August
Intermezzo Lohengrin
••• Balcony Festspielhaus


16th August
Freunde treffen Freunde
Friends meet Friends • À la rencontre des amis
••• Klaviermanufaktur Steingraeber


17th August
Retracing Richard Wagner’s footsteps — a day in the country with the Friends

Richard Wagner and his family had a great passion for walking, and there are many diary entries concerning excursions to the surrounding countryside. “It is my desire to get to know every nook and cranny of our Franconia and to arouse the children’s interest and love of the world close by”Cosima Wagner wrote.

In Summer 2020, we should like to arouse your interest in the world close by. To do so, we have chosen a place whose paths were well-trodden by the Wagner family. For 17th August, we are planning a walking tour around the Teufelsloch nature conservation area near Bayreuth. The forest hut was built in about 1750 as a home for the Margraves’ foresters and was already a popular destination with walkers in the 19th century, also with the Wagner family. We should like to round off the day there with you and your families. And if hiking is not for you, you can still spend the day with the Friends. The forest hut can not only be reached on Shanks’s pony but also by car. You will receive all the information and also the complete programme with our Post aus Bayreuth.

19th August
Behind The Curtain


22d August
Intermezzo Meistersinger
••• Balcony Festspielhaus


23d August
Freunde treffen Freunde
Friends meet Friends • À la rencontre des amis
••• Klaviermanufaktur Steingraeber


25th August
Intermezzo Walküre
••• Balcony Festspielhaus


29th August
Behind The Curtain
••• Balcony Festspielhaus