Festspielhaus Supporters

As part of the Festspielhaus Supporters’ Circle, cultural enthusiasts show their commitment with individual donations. Through their strong identification with the Festspielhaus and its top-level opera, concert, and ballet performances, these music lovers make the Festspielhaus program possible. With their mostly long-term support, the members of the Supporters’ Circle make a statement of solidarity while ensuring that culture can continue to move forward in the future.

Music is an important part of my life, and so is social engagement.

I am a supporter of the Festspielhaus because I feel we should show our children that great cultural achievements are not self-sustaining.

NATALIE SONNTAG (Festspielhaus Supporter)

Your benefits

Exclusive pre-booking rights for all events is just one of the benefits appreciated by Supporters. Depending on the donation amount, members of the Supporters’ Circle enjoy further advantages including the use of the exclusive Club Lounge and participation in rehearsal visits, music seminars, and cultural tours. Festive gatherings in the building and backstage ensure many unforgettable highlights together with this wonderful "Festspielhaus family."

Annual donations of 1 million Euro

  • Frieder and Elke Burda
  • Ladislaus and Annemarie von Ehr
  • Bernd-Dieter and Ingeborg Gonska
  • Anneliese Grenke
  • Wolfgang Grenke
  • Henriette and Paul Heinze Stiftung
  • Klaus-Georg Hengstberger
  • Klaus and Hella Janson
  • Sigmand and Walburga Maria Kiener
  • Horst Kleiner and Isolde Laukien-Kleiner
  • Albrecht and Christiane Knauf
  • Karlheinz and Dagmar Kögel
  • Ralf Kogeler
  • Ernst H. and Helga Kohlhage
  • Richard and Bettina Kriegbaum
  • Christine and Klaus-Michael Kühne
  • Ernst-Moritz Lipp and Angelika Lipp-Krüll
  • Frank and Annerose Maier
  • Klaus and Kirsten Mangold
  • Hugo and Rose Mann
  • Reinhard and Karin Müller
  • Wolfgang and Françoise Müller-Claessen
  • Dr. August Oetker KG
  • Hans R. Schmid and Mary Victoria Gerardi-Schmid
  • Franz Bernhard and Annette Wagener
  • Rainer Weiske and Brita Wegener
  • Horst and Marlis Weitzmann
  • Beatrice and Götz W. Werner
  • And four unnamed sponsors

In memoriam

  • Theo and Gabi Kummer
  • Margarete Stienen
  • Walter Veyhle
  • Alberto Vilar


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Support programme Katrin Pitzer Head of Fundraising
Support programme Christian Fuchs Senior Manager Supporters' Circle and Sponsoring
Support programme Bettina Schütt Coordinator Friends of the Festspielhaus, Business Circle, and Funding Acquisition
Support programme Christine Bruder Customer advisor and ticket service