Tickets For The 2024 Athens Epidaurus Festival On Sale

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival has announced its schedule for Summer 2024. Performances will take place in several venues in Athens and Epidaurus in Greece. 

Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2024 Greece

The Athens and Epidaurus Festival of Greece has just announced its highly anticipated performances for Summer 2024

With 93 productions, spanning 85 days and featuring approximately 2,500 performers and creators from every corner of the globe, the festival will present a varied program. This year, we will have the chance to enjoy well-established international and local performers, but also emerging artists who are at the forefront of contemporary innovation.

The popular festival encompasses dance performances, concerts, musical performances, screenings, discussions, educational programs, publications, parties, free-entry events, honorary tributes, new collaborations, special platforms for industry professionals, and much more. 

The main venues where the Festival will take place are:

Herodion theater in Athens Greece

Performances at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens

This year, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, known as “Herodion” among Athenians, will host performances to suit all tastes. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy opera and classical music, and also famous Greek and international artists.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • June 1, 2, 6, 11 – Opera: Puccini’s “Tosca”, directed by Hugo de Ana 
  • June 13 – Contemporary music: ANOHNIE with the Johnsons
  • June 15 – Classical music: Emmanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma 
  • June 18 – Classical music: The Philharmonic Orchestra of London
  • June 26 – Contemporary music: Loreena McKennitt 
  • June 30 – Classical music: The award-winning Chamber Orchestra of Europe
  • July 5 – Contemporary music: Sting
  • July 10 – Classical music: The Philharmonic Brass Orchestra 
  • July 18 – Contemporary music: Charles Lloyd Sky Quartet with Maria Farantouri
  • July 27, 28, 30, 31 – Opera: Verdi’s “La Traviata,” directed by Konstantinos Rigos 

If you are in Athens on any of those dates, make sure you get your tickets in advance, as performances are often sold out.

Ancient theater in Athens Greece - Athens and Epidaurus Festival

Highlights in the Ancient Theater or Epidaurus

The Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is a mind-blowing venue to see a performance at. Some of the highlights include the following:

  • July 5, 6 –  “Iphigenia in Aulis” by Euripides, translated by Timofey Kulyabin
  • July 12, 13 – “Oresteia” by Aeschylus, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos 
  • July 19, 20 – “Plutus” by Aristophanes, directed by Giannis Kakleas
  • August 2, 3 – “Bacchae” by Euripides, directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou 
  • August 9, 10 – “Birds” by Aristophanes, directed by Aris Biniaris
  • August 23, 24 – “The Suppliants” by Aeschylus, directed by Marianna Kalbari.

The theater of Ancient Epidaurus in Greece

Note by the Festival’s artistic director

According to the Artistic Director of the Athens Festival, Katerina Evangelatou, “The Festival is happening within a world in turmoil”.

“This year, our performances have a political orientation, in the sense that they focus on the challenges of coexistence in modern societies: the demand for Democracy, Justice, and inclusion, as well as the urgent need for participation in public affairs”.

Ms Evangelatou emphasizes that the question that is prevalent throughout the artistic creations of the Festival is, “How to live our lives? How to endure our lives?”

For more information and to book your tickets, check out the official website of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2024 and

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