Finding events

The BTHVN2020 Database contains all the events that take place within the framework of the anniversary year in Germany. As Beethoven's anniversary year is designed by various actors, ticket sales start individually by each organizer. The BTHVN2020 events which take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen are subdivided into the following genres:

Exhibition, Concert, Concert Format, Festival, Opera, Dance, Theme Week, Drama, Performance, Lecture and Congress.

Under the genre 'Side programme' you will find an abundance of events, which additionally take place nationwide in the year 2020. Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.

Due to the current Corona development, most of the announced events will not take place in the foreseeable future. Please contact the organizer regarding info about the event realisation and possible ticket refunds.


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German Music Competition

The top nationwide competition for the new generation of musicians: 240 young musicians compete in Bonn every two years for awards, scholarships and concert performances.

23.03.2020 to 04.04.2020

Fidelio - Oper von Ludwig van Beethoven / Musikalische Bearbeitung des Finales von Annette Schlünz / Weiterentwickelte Übernahme vom Theater Bremen / Libretto von Joseph Sonnleithner, Stephan von Breuning und Georg Friedrich Treitschke nach Jean Nicolas B

Staatstheater Darmstadt / Großes Haus | 64283 Darmstadt

Als „Rettungsoper“ im Geiste der Französischen Revolution komponiert, verhandelt Beethovens einzige Oper „Fidelio“ die Überwindung von Willkür und Tyrannei geprägter Machtstrukturen durch eine todesmutige Frau: Leonore. Ihr gelingt es, als Mann verkleidet und unter dem Decknamen Fidelio, ihren Mann Florestan aus den Fängen seines Widersachers Don Pizarro zu befreien. Was war Freiheit früher, was ist sie heute?

18.01.2020 to 09.04.2020
Side programme

BTHVN2020 Musikfrachter

Due to the current corona development, the BTHVN2020 Musikfrachter will not start its tour to Vienna. All events with public traffic are stopped with immediate effect. 

But life on the freighter will continue: On the weekend of March 28 and 29, the BTHVN2020 Musikfrachter will broadcast a 48-hour...

12.03.2020 to 19.04.2020

In good company

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition on Joseph Stieler’s portrait of Beethoven and its story

17.12.2019 to 26.04.2020

Jeremy Deller

Bonner Kunstverein | 53119 Bonn

The documentary film, which forms the focus of Jeremy Deller's solo exhibition, is inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven's life in Bonn and reflects on his formative interaction with music as a child. The film documents a live performance of Beethoven's music with children from the local region in summer 2019.

15.02.2020 to 26.04.2020

'Beethoven - World.Citizen.Music'

Bundeskunsthalle | 53113 Bonn

The central Anniversary Year exhibition traces the key stations of Beethoven’s life against the backdrop of historical events and links them to his musical oeuvre.


In cooperation with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, the Bundeskunsthalle marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020 with a major exhibition.

17.12.2019 to 26.04.2020

'Diesen Kuß der ganzen Welt!' - the Beethoven collection of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin | 10117 Berlin

The Beethoven collection of Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin


The Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin is proud to hold outstanding Beethoven treasures. It is generally not sufficiently known, that the library building at Unter den Linden houses one of the world’s most important collections of Ludwig van Beethoven’s handwritten musical scores as well as also important biographical sources.

11.03.2020 to 30.04.2020

Tony Conrad

Kölnischer Kunstverein | 50667 Köln

The Kölnischer Kunstverein presents the first comprehensive exhibition of Tony Conrad's oeuvre in Germany. The exhibition will also feature the realization of a performance and music series.


Tony Conrad (1940-2016) was an experimental artist and a key figure for media artists such as Tony Oursler and Mike Kelley. As a violinist, he was one of the co-founders of Minimal Music and a pioneer of drone music, together with La Monte Young and John Cale.

15.02.2020 to 03.05.2020

My Son Ludwig

Mutter-Beethoven-Haus | 56077 Koblenz

The chamber drama takes the audience to the birthplace and deathbed of Maria Magdalena, the mother of the famous Ludwig van Beethoven, with a touching, emotional performance featuring a pianist and Beethoven’s music.

14.03.2020 to 03.05.2020


Kultur- und Medienzentrum | 50259 Pulheim

Bei der Aktion "mein BEETHOVEN" werden Bürgerinnen und Bürger aufgefordert ein Statement zu Beethoven abzugeben.

02.03.2020 to 11.05.2020
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