Can I combine a good meal with attending the Festival?
During this year's digital festival, our Festival Restaurants offer delivery of festival menus to your home in Bergen, or you can pick up the food yourself.
Do you reimburse purchased tickets and gift cards due to the corona crisis?
Yes, the festival reimburses tickets and FiB Benefit (FiB Fordel) membership. Ticketing gifts to the Pay it forward (Gi det videre) project will be transferred to next year's festival and issued gift cards will automatically have a new extended expiration date and be valid until 1 May 2021.
Read more about this at fib.no/en/refund.
Is Bergen International Festival cancelled?
The fight against the corona virus means that it is not possible to go ahead with this year's festival as planned. Anyone who has purchased tickets will be refunded. Read more about this at fib.no/en/refund.
The Bergen International Festival are working towards an alternative festival and will launch the programme later in April.
What about cancellation, refunds and exchange of tickets?
Can I buy canceled/unclaimed tickets?
Unclaimed tickets are put up for sale on fib.no 15 minutes prior to an event’s start time.
Can I be reimbursed for my ticket if I can't attend an event?
No. Read more here.
Does the Festival refund tickets?
We will refund tickets if we must cancel or change the date of a performance, but not necessarily in the event of a change of artist, delay or technical error. Read more here.
If a cancellation occurs, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer a refund or new tickets to another event.
Can I change my tickets to another event or price after I buy them?
No. Read more here.
Can I get a refund if I have bought full-price tickets but am entitled to a discount?
No, we do not refund the price difference unless the discrepancy is due to a technical error. Always check that the price is correct before you make the payment.
An event I have purchased tickets for is canceled. What should I do?
Information will be sent by e-mail and/or SMS to everyone we have contact information for to offer a refund or new tickets to another event.
How can I file a complaint?
If you are dissatisfied in connection with the purchase of your tickets or your experience at one of the festival's events, you can contact the Bergen International Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Which language is the performance in?
If other languages than Norwegian are used, you’ll find information regarding the performance language on the individual event pages on fib.no/program, and in the programme catalogue.
Introductions to concerts and performances are held in Norwegian, if no other language is stated.
How can I be a performer at the Bergen International Festival?
Artists performing at the Bergen International Festival have been invited by the Festival. The Festival’s Chief Executive Officer and artistic director, Anders Beyer, has the overall responsibility for the artistic program. The planning of each year’s Festival – 15 days of concerts and performances by the world’s leading artists within classical music, theatre, opera and dance – is an ongoing process. Projects and programmes are often developed with companies and individual artists several years in advance.
If you think that you or your company has an exciting programme to offer, that the Bergen International Festival is missing, then send an email to email@example.com or send the information to Festspillene i Bergen, Postboks 183 Sentrum, 5804 Bergen, Norway.
We receive a lot of information, and unfortunately do not have the opportunity to confirm receipt or return material.
How do I get to Bergen and around to the Festival venues?
Travel to Bergen
Find travel options at VisitBergen's website.
Transport to composer's homes
Transport from Bergen city centre to several of the composer's homes are included in your concert ticket. The offer includes concerts in Troldsalen at Troldhaugen, and concerts at Lysøen and Siljustøl. There is no festival transport to the Family Day at Siljustøl.
More information about transport per concert is available on each concert's programme page.
It is also possible to travel to Lysøen by driving to Buena kai and take the museum's boat to Lysøen. This boat ticket is not included in the concert ticket. See www.lysoen.no for more information.
Transport to and from other Festival venues
Information on how to get to the different venues is available on our venue pages.
When is the Bergen International Festival?
In 2020, the festival is from 20 May to 03 June.
For the coming years:
26 May - 09 June 2021
25 May - 08 June 2022