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Preventive Limitation of 2021 Enescu Festival Ticket Sales to 70% of the Romanian Athenaeum and Auditorium Hall Capacity

Bucharest, August 6, 2021

George Enescu International Festival organizers announce the preventive limitation of ticket sales for the Romanian Athenaeum and Auditorium Hall concerts to 70% of the venues’ capacity, given the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bucharest. Depending on the epidemiological data in the Romanian capital before the Festival starts, the organizers will assess the situation together with the competent authorities and will decide whether to sell the remaining seats, to fill 100% of the venues’ capacity, or not. For this reason, the sanitary conditions originally announced for access to the Romanian Athenaeum remain in place.

To facilitate entry to both the Athenaeum and Auditorium Hall, the organizers will employ the European green certificate verification systems provided by the STS. The electronic green certificate will be proof that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has received a negative result for a SARS-CoV-2 infection test, or has been cured of COVID-19. Information on how to obtain this document can be found here. It is useful to download the certificate in advance so that access to the concerts can be fast-tracked.

Tickets are still available for concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum, Grand Palace Hall, Auditorium Hall, and Radio Hall. Preparations for the arrival of more than 3,500 artists are well underway, despite the pandemic. The organizers reconfirm the fact that the Enescu Festival will take place from August 28 to September 26 and that all concerts will observe the required sanitary and safety conditions. In the exceptional situation that a concert does not take place, tickets purchased for that event will be refunded.

Access to the Grand Palace Hall and the Radio Hall will be granted providing the sanitary criteria are being met, with mandatory physical distancing and masks worn over the nose and mouth at all times. Correct wearing of protective face masks will also be required at the Athenaeum and Auditorium Halls.

Ticketing information

Information on the purchase procedure and conditions of access is available on the Festival website, under the Tickets section. It is still possible that changes are made to the Program due to the pandemic. Access to the concert halls will only be allowed if sanitary conditions are observed; face masks will be mandatory indoors at all times.

The 2021 George Enescu International Festival is scheduled to take place between August 28 and September 26, 2021, with an exceptional musical program, sustained by over 3,500 international and Romanian artists for a record duration of 4 weeks, with measures in place to reduce potential health risks for audiences, artists, organizers, and journalists.

The full Program can be found on the festivalenescu.ro website.