Beethovenfest Bonn 2020 has been cancelled for both March and September.
Which concerts have been cancelled entirely and which have been postponed?

The originally scheduled concerts – nine between March 13 - 22, 2020 and nearly 60 between August 21 and September 27 – have been affected differently: 1. Several of the concerts scheduled between August 21 and September 27, 2020 will take place in August/September 2020. 2. The majority of concerts originally scheduled for September 2020 have been postponed until 2021. Tickets already purchased for these performances remain valid. The 2021 festival program is currently in the planning phase; a preliminary overview of the program can be found here[Link]. The complete program will be announced in early September 2020, and tickets will go on sale starting early December 2020. 3. Unfortunately, several concerts scheduled for 2020 could not be postponed since the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the given tours/programs/productions from being rescheduled in 2021. This includes all nine concerts originally scheduled for March 2020, which have been cancelled entirely. To see which concerts form the original September schedule (Sept. 4 - 27, 2020) have been cancelled entirely, entirely, go “https://www.beethovenfest.de/en/program/all-concerts/concert-guide”.

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My concert has been postponed.
Do my tickets remain valid?

Tickets for postponed concerts remain valid; they do not need to be exchanged and can be presented for admission on the day of the rescheduled concert. This also applies to the Festival Pass, which remains valid for the 2021 Beethovenfest scheduled from August 20 - September 10, 2021.

I purchased a ticket for a concert that has been cancelled.
What do I do now?

Cancelled concerts are listed on our website as “Cancelled entirely”. You may return these tickets for a refund. Please contact the ticket office from which you purchased the tickets. Additional information on ticket returns can be found here “www.beethovenfest.de/en/service/refund-and-returns”.

I purchased a ticket for a concert that has been postponed,
but I would like to return my ticket anyway.
Is that possible?

Yes, if you purchased tickets for a concert that has been postponed, but would like to return the tickets anyway, you can return the tickets with no questions asked. You will be refunded the value of the tickets (not including any advance purchase fees). Additional information on ticket returns can be found here “www.beethovenfest.de/en/service/refund-and-returns”.

How exactly does the returns/refund process work for already purchased tickets?

If you possess the purchased tickets and submit them for a refund, you will be refunded the net ticket price (not including any advance purchase fees). For both technical and organizational reasons, we kindly ask that you return your concert tickets (hard copy ticket or print@home ticket) to the original point of sale: 1. Ticket office 2. Cultural organization (e.g. Theatergemeinde Bonn) 3. Online ticket office (bonnticket.de, eventim.de) The returns process will vary depending on the point of sale. If you are unsure about where you purchased the tickets and who is responsible for handling the return/refund, please send us a mail (verschiebung@beethovenfest.de) and we will gladly assist you. As a rule, ticket holders must present the original tickets in order to receive a refund (does not apply to print@home tickets). The ticket seller will process refund requests in the order received. Due to continued high volumes being processed by ticket offices, customers can expect to wait at least eight to ten weeks before their refund is issued. We appreciate your patience in this matter.

I have already returned my tickets for the March concerts to the ticket seller (Bonnticket, Eventim, etc.),
but have not yet been refunded the ticket price.
When will I get my money back?

Beethovenfest Bonn immediately approved ticket price refunds and authorized the ticket offices of BonnTicket.de/DerTicketservice.de to process and issue the refunds. Beethovenfest Bonn has waived its legal right to issue vouchers for returned tickets; the price of your tickets will be refunded! Due to countless other festival and concert cancellations at this time, our ticket office partners BonnTicket.de/DerTicketservice.de are currently inundated with refund requests, which is unfortunately causing extreme processing delays. As concert organizer, Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbH can only process refund requests itself for tickets purchased directly via the Beethovenfest business office. In most cases, however, tickets were purchased through ticket offices within the BonnTicket.de/DerTicketservice.de sales network. This “bottleneck” has resulted in the current delays in ticket refunds for Beethovenfest Bonn 2020 concerts in March. We appreciate your understanding and apologize again for any inconvenience.

I bought many tickets and asked for a refund.
Now I receive one or more refunds from BonnTicket for small amounts that I cannot assign.
Why is that?

In order to process the unusually high number of cancellations faster and automatically, BonnTicket has adapted the cancellation system to the extraordinary demand. Up to now, cancellations were made customer by customer, i.e. all tickets that a customer bought were cancelled at once for this customer. To speed up the process, BonnTicket now cancels tickets by concert, i.e. all tickets of a concert are cancelled and paid out at once. For this reason, customers who bought tickets in several concerts receive several refunds. In each case, the ticket price is refunded (without refund of fees).

I bought a Festival Pass for the Beethovenfest 2020.
Due to some concert cancellations the Festival Pass is no longer worthwhile.
Can I return the pass and still use individual concert tickets for the replacement date 2021 without a pass?

The Festival Pass for the Beethovenfest 2020 offered for the first time at a fixed price of € 89 remains valid for the Beethovenfest Bonn 2021 and does not have to be exchanged. The Festival Pass is valid for one person for events from August 20 - September 10, 2021 (as well as for the event »BAUPROBE BEETHOVEN« on September 12 and 13, 2020) and entitles the Pass holder to purchase one reduced-price ticket per event at a discount of 45% on the normal price. If you bought the Festival Pass mainly for concerts, which now have to be cancelled without replacement, and if the festival pass is no longer profitable for the remaining tickets, you can return it and get your money back. If you still want to keep and use single tickets for replacement dates 2021, you have to pay the difference to the full price at the box office of the respective concert. For a refund, please contact the ticket office where you purchased your Festival Pass and tickets. The Beethovenfest Bonn reserves the right to check whether the Pass is worthwhile in individual cases or not.

I want to return my ticket to the ticket office where I purchased it,
but they are currently unreachable by phone.
What should I do?

Due to the current situation and resulting store closings, some BonnTicket offices are currently closed. As a result, processing of ticket returns/refunds is either not possible at this time or possible in a limited capacity only. We kindly request your continued patience and understanding, and ask that you hold on to your tickets until the situation has improved. Returns can still be processed at a later date. Please feel free to contact us at verschiebung@beethovenfest.de for additional information or support.

What is the deadline for returning tickets?

For a refund on the price of your tickets, you must return the tickets by November 29, 2020 at the latest. In the case of postponed concerts, this will give others the chance to purchase these tickets in early December, when ticket sales for next year’s festival begin.

How can I support Beethovenfest Bonn with a donation?

If you would like to support the work of Beethovenfest Bonn by making a donation, simply request a ticket price refund and then wire a donation in the amount of your choice to Beethovenfest Bonn (Bank: Sparkasse KölnBonn, IBAN: DE97 3705 0198 0000 0256 35).

Can Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbH issue a donation receipt or certificate?

Yes, Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbH is a non-profit organization and will gladly issue a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. Please send us an email (verschiebung@beethovenfest.de) with the name/address of the person to whom we should address the donation receipt.

Can I support Beethovenfest Bonn even if I did not purchase tickets for the 2020 festival?

Yes, with a donation you make a valuable contribution to Beethovenfest Bonn and help make sure we can continue our work into the future. You can also become a member of the International Friends of the Beethovenfest Bonn (Förderverein Beethovenfest Bonn e.V.). This is a great way to support Beethovenfest Bonn while benefitting from attractive ticket offers for members, including exclusive early purchase. Additional information is available “www.beethovenfest.de/en/about-us/sponsors-and-supporters/friends-of-the-beethovenfest”.

When will tickets go on sale for Beethovenfest Bonn 2021 concerts?

Tickets for Beethovenfest Bonn 2021 concerts go on sale in early December 2020. The complete revised program for 2021 will be published in early September on the Beethovenfest website at www.beethovenfest.de. Please note: Tickets for Beethoven 2021 concerts will go on sale starting in December 2020. These will include tickets not yet sold in 2020 as well as tickets purchased in 2020 but then returned following cancellation of the 2020 festival. Several 2020 concerts were already completely sold out and will remain entirely or largely sold out when ticket sales resume. As a result, tickets for your preferred 2021 concert or price category will not always be available. Reminder: members of the International Friends of the Beethovenfest Bonn are entitled to early purchase! This improves your chance of getting the tickets you want. Additional information is available “www.beethovenfest.de/en/about-us/sponsors-and-supporters/friends-of-the-beethovenfest”.

I have not found an answer to my question here.
Who can I contact to get the information I need?

You can get in touch with us by email at verschiebung@beethovenfest.de. We would be happy to answer your questions.