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Opera Square 

08.05. - 17.05.2024

A highlight in the event calendar

A tribute to one of most beautiful squares in Frankfurt

In 2024 the Opera Square Festival will take place from 8th to 17th May 2024.

The Opera Auqre Festival celebrates the magnificent Opernplatz with a lively mix of culture and culinary delights. Surrounded by the historic Alte Oper, the festival provides a stage for the beauty of the square and with spectacular lighting and a carefully selected programme, the festival underlines the uniqueness of the Opernplatz.

This year, our party will take place at an earlier date, but as usual will offer unforgettable moments full of enjoyment and conviviality. As usual, the party will be accompanied by an entertaining music programme.

History and character of the Opera Square Festival

Open-air event 
in a class of its own since 1978

Originally created as a thank you from the then Lord Mayor Dr Walter Wallmann to the residents of the Opernplatz, the festival has developed into one of the city's most outstanding events.

These thanks went to the patient people who endured the years of inconvenience caused by the construction work surrounding the rebuilding of the Alte Oper. From the modest Lucae Fountain Festival, which celebrated the completion of the fountain of the same name, it grew into a large-scale urban spectacle known as the Opera Square Festival.

Over the years, the Opera Square Festival has developed into an event that reflects the unique combination of tradition and modernity that characterises Frankfurt. It is the only event of its kind on the Opernplatz, which makes it an exclusive highlight in the events calendar. The combination of historical significance and contemporary staging with dancing, music and culinary delights attracts thousands of visitors every year. The festival celebrates the cultural diversity and quality awareness of the city and symbolises Frankfurt's joie de vivre and openness.

The Opera Square Festival not only brings together people from different cultures and generations, but also serves as a living monument to the city's history and sense of community. It is a tribute to Frankfurt's resilience and cultural richness.

  • Music programme: 
    The Opera Square Festival impresses with a varied music programme ranging from classical concerts to modern DJ sets. Visitors can dance into the summer night against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alte Oper, move to cool beats or be enchanted by high-calibre live performances.

  • Culinary diversity:
    Local restaurateurs and chefs from exquisite restaurants around Opernplatz enhance the culinary experience with a variety of food stalls from all over the world. Whether German bratwurst, tarte flambée, Argentinian steak or Spanish paella - the quality and internationality of the food guarantee an incomparable taste experience. Together with the range of high-quality cocktails and other drinks prepared by experienced bartenders, the Opera Square Festival is a feast for the senses.

  • Atmosphere:
    The special atmosphere on Opernplatz, especially at dusk when the lighting bathes the square in a magical light, creates a unique mood. This is the place to end the day after work with colleagues and friends.

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Stage programme

All information without guarantee, subject to change

  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm 6:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, 08th May Piano around the world   Clubminister
Thursday, 09th May Piano around the world   Rody Reyes
Friday, 10th May Piano around the world   OCB - Oscar Canton Band*
Saturday, 11th May Piano around the world   Udo & Jürgens*
Sunday, 12th May Piano around the world Stolen Moments Riddim Posse**
Monday, 13th May Piano around the world   The Varied Project
Tuesday, 14th May Piano around the world   Salsamania**
Wednesday, 15th May Piano around the world   Goodbeats
Thursday, 16th May Piano around the world   Roy Hammer & die Pralinees
Friday, 17th May Piano around the world Coolanova*** The Rodgau Groove Factory****

* until 10:30 pm
** 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
*** 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
**** 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm



Frequently asked questions about the Opera Square Festival