Following a long dry spell for Arts due to the pandemic, the Athens Epidaurus Festival welcomes audiences to performances by giving them to opportunity to be carried to and from performance venues by bus; an option that had been available to festival goers in previous years and which the Festival has decided to re-introduce this year for the audience’s convenience.
The first buses bound for Peiraios 260 departed on Wednesday, June 16, for Peiraios 260. Audiences who have purchased tickets for Peiraios 260 can embark on the Festival buses for free. The bus departs on each performance day at 20:00, from the Syntagma Square, in front of the Metro Station entrance, next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After the end of the performance, the buses will depart from Peiraios 260 and head back to Syntagma.
Access to audience buses will be available starting at 19:30. Audiences are required to have obtained travel passes beforehand, with each individual’s personal information noted down, according to the COVID-19-related official health measures.
Audiences who have already purchased tickets and those who intend to purchase tickets can obtain the necessary travel passes until 18:00 on the day of the performance they will watch, using the barcode on their ticket, through online booking (tickets.aefestival.gr, ticketservices.gr), telephone booking (2107234567), and at the Festival main box office (Panepistimiou 39).
Moreover, audiences now also have the opportunity to be carried to and from the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus and the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus by bus, at very low prices. Audiences who have purchased tickets for Epidaurus performances can also purchase bus tickets (in the manner described above) at the price of 10€. Bus tickets can be purchased until 14:30 on the day before the performance. Buses will depart on the performance day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Syntagma Square at 17:00. After the end of the performance in Epidaurus, the bus will head back to Syntagma.
Audience buses for Peiraios 260 will be available throughout the Festival season.
Buses will also be available for all performance scheduled to be held at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus, starting on 25-26 June with Petros Klampanis’ Tora Collective.
Buses will be available for the following Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus performances:
9-11 July: Argyro Chioti, The Frogs
23-25 July: Michail Marmarinos, TRACKERS
3-5 September: Schaubϋhne – Thomas Ostermeier, ödipus by Maja Zade