The Festival Theatre remains one of the foremost opera houses in the world. It was designed by Richard Wagner himself who introduced revolutionary changes, among which the fact that the orchestra was hidden from the sight of the public beneath the stage, and, in a desire to iron out inequality among spectators, the hall was laid out in the shape of an amphitheatre. This design and the choice of building materials have resulted in exceptional acoustics.
Address:Festspielhügel 1-2, 95445 Bayreuth
Phone:+49 921 78780
guided tour Sep-Oct:-10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm; Nov-Dec:-2pm.; closed Mon, rehearsal days and Nov; during the festival (end Jul-early Aug) morning only, depending on availabilities (telephone to confirm)
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