Bayerische Staatsoper Announces Further Seating Capacity Limit

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Bayerische Staatsoper official website)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that it will continue with the performances in its venues, but with substantially reduced seating capacity.

“The extension of the Bavarian State Government’s Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, which is expected to take effect next Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, will continue to allow cultural events only with greatly reduced seating and additional spacing rules. Under these conditions, we unfortunately no longer have the seats and subscription allocations of the original hall plan available. In order to give you more planning security for the coming days, we have already decided to set up corresponding seating plans,” said the opera house in an official press statement.

Tickets that have already been purchased will lose their validity. Buyers and subscribers of the performances from Dec. 16, 2021 to Jan. 15, 2022 will be contacted by the opera house by Dec. 22, 2021 at the latest and offered the possibility of rebooking for new events. Regular ticket sales will restart once all customers have been contacted by the house and the new auditorium schedules are in place. This process may take up to two weeks. Any remaining ticket sales for the Dec. 16-20, 2021 performances will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15, 2021.

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