Finding events

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.

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. 

Information subject to change at short notice. We assume no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the information.


Showing results from 1 to 8 out of 8


prometheus dis.order

Tonhalle Düsseldorf | 40479 Düsseldorf

According to myth, Prometheus formed the first humans: defective pre-series models. Ludwig van Beethoven's ballet music "The creatures of Prometheus" illustrates these awkward attempts to walk. For BTHVN 2020, the Tonhalle puts the Titan in the center and puts it on the couch. In a spectacular production by Nick & Clemens Prokop (TYE Shows) the real reason for the failure becomes obvious. And Beethoven's music becomes a rollercoaster ride through a world in disorder.

03.09.2021 to 06.09.2021
Concert Format

Beethoven in the countryside

Kursaal Bad Kohlgrub | 82433 Bad Kohlgrub

The outstanding musicians of the Beethoven Orchestra "Le Concert Olympique" will inspire you. Immerse yourself in mind- and heart-filling chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed in one of the most beautiful spots in Bavaria: in the Ammergau Alps, south of Munich.

30.08.2021 to 12.09.2021
Side programme

Ludwig van Beethoven. Powerful, Tempestuous, Revolutionary.

Universitätsmuseum Bonn | 53113 Bonn

"Artists from all over the world interpret Beethoven and his work". Under this motto, the Museum of History and Art in Durango, Mexico and the University Museum of the University of Bonn are showing prints on the music and life of Ludwig van Beethoven in parallel exhibitions. The exhibition "Beethoven: Powerful, Stormy, Revolutionary" is a cooperation with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

29.07.2021 to 19.09.2021

Missa solemnis: "The thing about peace"

Kreuzkirche Bonn | 53113 Bonn

"Music must strike fire from the human spirit." L.v. Beethoven. Missa Solemnis, Kantorei and Orchestra of the Kreuzkirche Bonn and many more. Beethoven: Missa solemnis - grandiose, artistic, ingenious. The project "The thing abput peace" discovers the socio-political explosive of this music through controversial juxtaposition with music, art and words from completely different fields.

13.06.2021 to 28.11.2021

Zündstoff Beethoven

Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 53111 Bonn

Special exhibition of the Paul Sacher Foundation.

Daily between 10-17 o'clock


postponed to 2021: 3 June to 3 October 2021

03.06.2021 to 03.10.2021

Ludwig is alive! Beethoven in Pop

rock'n'popmuseum | 48599 Gronau

The interactive special exhibition in the rock'n'popmuseum will be devoted five months to the perennial phenomenon of Ludwig van Beethoven. A pop star during his lifetime, the enthusiasm for his work continues to this day. Exhibits, sound and video recordings and an innovative exhibition design surprise visitors and show them that Beethoven can still be found everywhere, in advertising, in mobile phone ringtones, in comic strips or in the songs of current hip hop or heavy metal artists.

25.04.2021 to 03.10.2021

Hits and Hymns. Sounds of Contemporary History

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland | 53113 Bonn

Music sparks emotions: it agitates, mobilizes and forges identity.
Commemorating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, the Haus der
Geschichte explores the topic of music and politics; through the eyes of contemporary
history it references the political artist that Beethoven indeed was.

04.11.2020 to 10.10.2021

Beethoven Tour

A multimedia tour of stations with different themes and aspects on Ludwig van Beethoven brings the composer “back to life” in a public setting. The use of incisive elements at various locations in Bonn and the Rhine-Sieg District presents Beethoven to visitors, as well as the people of Bonn and the region, in a new way.

12.10.2019 to 31.07.2022
Leichte Sprache
# # #