Institutional sponsors

The financing of the Ludwigsburg Festival is secured on the basis of institutional funding from the city, state and municipalities with substantial grants. Thanks to our regional partners such as the district of Ludwigsburg, the cities and municipalities of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Haigerloch, Tamm, Wertheim and Wolfegg, the Ludwigsburg Festival has an impact far beyond the borders of the city and are a festival for the state of Baden-Württemberg.

The Ludwigsburg Festival receives further financial support from private sources, including foundations, the Board of Trustees and the Freundeskreis. Numerous partnerships with companies – which have existed for many years – form a supporting pillar and are the basis of the private commitment.

Starting in 2021, the federal government will support the Ludwigsburg Festival for three years with a one-time grant from funds provided by the Minister of State for Culture and Media to promote a programmatic realignment of the festival and its exemplary commitment to the arts, democracy, and sustainability.


Funding by the federal government from 2021 onwards through a one-off grant

- Barbara Hannigan Chiaroscuro

- Brad Hwang Residenz

- Dancing at Dusk

- Fest Spiel Finale

- Fest Spiel Ouvertüre

- Fest Spiel Zentrum

- Kaan Trans Temporal

- Saz Musik Fest
- Sasha Waltz Dialoge

- The Day WTC Gespräch

The Ruprecht Foundation supported the following projects in 2021

- We are family

The Wüstenrot Foundation supported the following projects in 2021

- Brad Hwang Residenz

- Barbara Hannigan Chiaroscuro

Heidehof Foundation

Freundeskreis (Friends)

[This text has been translated electronically.] For over 20 years, the Freundeskreis has been a constant and loyal companion and supporter of the Ludwigsburg Festival, contributing with its idealistic and financial commitment to the realization of extraordinary and groundbreaking festival projects. Special attention is given to youth work: enabling young people to have access to art and music is one of the main focuses of the support provided by the Freundeskreis.

Realizing the »Baden-Württemberg International Festival« means bringing together diverse cultural and artistic positions, allowing them to enter into dialogue with each other, offering access to different art forms, overcoming boundaries, creating new contexts of meaning and attracting top-class international artists to the festival. The result is a festival of the arts, democracy and sustainability.

The Freundeskreis promotes and supports the programmatic reorientation and the exemplary commitment of the Ludwigsburg Festival. Convinced of the creative power of art, it feels a special bond with the festival and its programme. Members enjoy a unique proximity to the festival, receive preferential treatment when purchasing tickets, receive exclusive programme presentations and introductions to works, meet artists and go on cultural tours.

As ambassadors, they carry the enthusiasm for the Ludwigsburg Festival to the outside world.

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Ralf Kitzberger (Chairman)

Stefanie Knecht

Michael Finkbeiner

Dr. Gert Fiesel

Jochen Haller


Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele e.V.

Marstallstraße 5, 71634 Ludwigsburg, Germany

Telephone +49 (0)7141 939 633

The Freundeskreis supported the following projects in 2021

- Discounted tickets for young festival guests

Ich möchte Mitglied im Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele werden

Ich bemächtige den Freundeskreis der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele e.V. (Gläubiger-Identifikationsnummer: DE56 ZZZ0 0000 3485 49) meinen jährlichen Mitgliedsbeitrag von meinem Konto mittels Lastschrift einzuziehen.

Media partner

Your support

In addition to foundations, the Board of Trustees, the Freundeskreis e.V., and sponsors, many silent donors greatly support the Festival, especially in 2020. Lots have followed our call #ichwillkeingeldzurueck and donated the value of their purchased tickets.


If you also want to support the Ludwigsburg Festival, you have the opportunity to donate. Monetary donations to a non-profit organization are claimable in your tax return. For donations of up to three hundred euros, this is even possible without an official donation receipt. In this case, please send us your complete address. The donation receipt will then be sent to you automatically by mail.

Donations by bank transfer

Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg


IBAN DE93 6045 0050 0000 0337 78

Do you have any questions?

Feel free to contact

Raffaela von Salis