How to get to the Festival?
The concerts take place at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera and the Church of The Church of Art Societies. Both venues are located in the centre of Warsaw at Teatralny Square. Access is possible by metro, numerous buses and trams. Detailed information in the tab: How to get here.
Is there parking available?
In front of the Teatr Wielki there is a unguarded paid parking zone.
On 24 September, due to the 45th Warsaw Marathon, there may be traffic and parking difficulties – please check the route details at: maratonwarszawski.com
If I am late for a concert, will I be allowed into the hall?
The organiser reserves the right to refuse admittence after performences have started. We encourage you to turn up at least 30 minutes before the concert starts.
During concerts in the Mars and Venus hall, there is no admittence after performences have started. Eeven a slight delay may mean spending the entire concert in the corridor outside.
What time should I arrive?
We recommend at least 30 minutes before the concert starts.
Where are the invidual halls?
Each year, all concert venues take names related to the Festival’s theme. For the 13th edition, the four rooms at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera take the following names:
Moniuszko Auditorium – JUPITER;
Redutowe Rooms – VENUS;
Backstage (a special space located behind the second iron curtain of the main stage) – MARS;
Chamber Hall – MERCURY;
Pavilion in front of the Teatr Wielki – SATURN;
The Church of Art Societies – MOON.
What should I wear to a concert?
Evening attire is not required at the La Folle Journée Festival. Our guests wear everything from casual outfit to formal attire.
What is your photography/filming policy?
During the concerts, we kindly ask not to record or take photographs. Furthermore, it is important to switch off all electronic devices or set them to the aeroplane mode. The sounds of incoming calls or messages are distracting for the artists and other audience members. In addition electronic devices might interact with the sound equipment.
Is there a place leave a pram?
During concerts you can leave prams by the side staircase (on the right) on the entrance level. Festival staff will be happy to show you the way.