Side: Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival

Price: € 35
( $ 37 / € 35 / ₺ 1,044 / £ 30)

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Side
  • Event days:
    Sunday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 5 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: English , Turkish , German , Russian
  • Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
  • Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
  • Wheelchair accessible: Available
  • Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Skip the ticket line: Available
  • Tour ID: 331
  • Other Departure places:
    Kemer Antalya Belek Alanya


  • Side: Aspendos opera and ballet festival, transfer and ticket from Side hotels
  • Side: Aspendos festival, with pick up from all the hotels in Side region
  • Side: Aspendos opera and ballet festival from Side
  • Side: Aspendos opera and ballet Transfer & ticket from Side

Full Description

International Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival

Pickup and drop-off from all hotels is included in the price.

The start time of the performances is 21:00

Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival 2023

Monday, September 4, 2023: AIDA (opera)
Friday, September 8, 2023: TOSCA (opera)
Wednesday, September 13, 2023: SWAN LAKE BALLET (Ballet)
Thursday, September 14, 2023: SWAN LAKE BALLET (Ballet)
Sunday, September 17, 2023: LA BAYADERE (Ballet)
Thursday, September 21, 2023: GALA CONCERT

Antalya State Opera and Ballet Orchestra
Sopranos: Feryal TÜRKOĞLU, Gülbin GÜNAY, Nurdan KÜÇÜKEKMEKÇI, Perihan Diana NAYIR 
Mezzo-soprano: Ferda YETİŞER
Tenors: Efe KIŞLALI, Erdem ERDOĞAN
Bass: Tuncay KURTOĞLU

The Aspendos international opera and ballet festival, which was first organized in 1994, is organized in September every year in the spectacular atmosphere of the 2000 year old Aspendos theater.

Performed in an extraordinary atmosphere, the opera and ballet festivals are watched annually by approximately 100 thousand art lovers from all over the Antalya region. The majority of these art audiences are foreign tourists who are on holiday in the Antalya region.

Aspendos international opera and ballet festival is organized by the General Directorate of State Opera and Ballet of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. And it is one of the most prestigious opera and ballet organizations in the world.

What makes Aspendos opera and ballet festival so prestigious worldwide is the undoubtedly outstanding acoustic quality of the 2000-year-old ancient Aspendos theater. Classical music sounds are heard at the same level and quality from all corners of the ancient theater. In addition, the world's leading art directors are also showing great interest in the Aspendos international opera and ballet festival.

The Aspendos festival is a member of the European Festivals Association. And the International Aspendos Opera and Ballet event is the first and only festival awarded the "Best Quality Management Certificate".

International Aspendos opera and ballet festival, which is a meeting of civilizations, has hosted many local and foreign artists and bands and brought together art lovers of Turkish and World art at the magic Aspendos antique theater.

You will enjoy watching the world classics of opera and ballet in the magnificent atmosphere of the ancient Aspendos theater.

Price included

  • Pick up from hotels and drop off at hotels
  • Entrance ticket
  • Food - Drinks and personal expenses

Pick Up Place

For Aspendos Opera and Ballet festival from Side, pick up and Departure from all the hotels in Side and around Side is possible and included in the price. Hotels in Side Gündogdu, Hotels in Side Colakli, Hotels in Side Evrenseki, Hotels in Side Kumköy, Hotels in Side, Hotels in Titreyengol, Hotels in Kizilagac and Hotels in Kizilot

Pick up Point

For Aspendos Opera and Ballet festival from Side, the pick up point from the hotels is the main entrance gate (security check point) of the hotels.

Details to know

Aspendos Opera and Ballet festival with pick up and Departure from all the hotels in Side, Alanya, Antalya, Belek and Kemer

All the performances begin at 21:00

Seating : random seating. Seating sections included in the price: A2, B2, C2, D2, E2, F2, G2, H2, I2, J2, K2, L2, M2, N2, O2, P2, R2 and S2. All places are unnumbered.

Bring a small cushion for your convenience as the ancient place is outfitted with stone seating.

Additional information

Tour program for Aspendos Opera and Ballet festival

Pick up and Departure places: All the hotels in Side, Alanya, Antalya, Belek and Kemer.

There may be changes in the pick-up times from the hotels. The exact pick-up time from the hotels in the regions will be notified by e-mail on the day of the Event.

  • Pick up from Hotels all the hotels in Side from 18:45, in Alanya from 17:30, in Belek from 19:30, in Antaya from 18:30 and in Kemer from 17:30
  • Bus transfer to to ancient Aspendos theater
  • Entrance to the theater 20:30
  • Aspendos Opera and Ballet Performance starts at 21:00
  • End of the event and Returning to the hotels 23:30 - 00:00

Period & Price

04 September 2023 / 22 September 2023 - Price

Location Adult
13 >
08 > 12
Side € 35.0 € 25.0
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Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about the Aspendos Opera and ballet festival activity from Side. We think you are talking about the program in 2021. The program on our website is for the year 2022. On September 17, Swain Lake has been canceled and will be replaced by DON QUIXOTE (Ballet). Early reservation for Aspendos Opera and Ballet is very important and highly recommended. Best regards, Vigo Tours

17 Overall Rating


Total: (17 Review)

17 Review Summary










Owen Sheridan


Assendon Opera & Ballet Festival

Having never been to an opera before, the opportunity to go to one and in such a spectacular setting, was too good to turn down. Easy to book, transfers arranged to and from hotel to and all on time. If you are in Side, Turkey during this festival, you have to will not be disappointed. A truly great experience.


Julia Rześniowiecka


Amazing experience

I had a great time at Aspendos Festival. Amazing performance in extraordinary place. Great organization, pickup directly from the hotel, great communication.


Helena Shaverdo





Andreas Herrmann


Very good in Service and Organisation


Ulrike Löhnert


Excelente Service.


Shea Hudson


Absolutely fantastic service I cannot recommend highly enough, thanks guys.


Edward Walsh


La traviata

Absolute superb preference of La Traviata, in an unbelievable venue. Aspendos is just stunning. The accustics were superb, to think the amphitheatre was build 2000 years ago is mind blowing. Would definitely recommend booking ( Would definitely go again)


Riet Heuts


Everything was well arranged.


James Goldie


Good night out, but

The opera in an outdoor amphitheatre is amazing and something you should experience. The communication from the organisers was good, picked up within five minutes of the stated time. The bus has seen better days, one of the seats I sat in was moving back and forth when it should have been stationary. Be aware that the cost of. Tickets to the opera is 70tl each, which is an amazing price, but be aware of that when paying over 650tl each for the excursion. Be aware when walking around the amiphitheatre, the surface is rough and there are holes around the outside of the car park, it is very dark and can be dangerous. The theatre itself is an ancient style building and can also be dangerous. Top tip, take a cushion with you to sit in. The event was great, just be aware of the costs and the surrounds

Reply from Vigo Tours: Thank you very much for your review!

Thank you very much for your review, but we must emphasize that besides the Aspendos opera and ballet entrance ticket, touristic transportation costs are much more important. In other words, touristic transportation costs in Turkey are very expensive. You can do a little experiment to know about it. Best regards, Vigo Tours




Aspendos festival

The performance was great and wonderful. The driver came and picked me up near the hotel. He didn't speak english. He took tickets and we went for entry. No instructions about tickets and places. No instructions where should we find our bus after performance. But we found our bus on the parking. But everything is ok

Reply from Vigo Tours: Thank you very much for your review!

This year, we had problems at the Aspendos festival due to the organizational errors of the festival committee. Everyone experienced serious problems with the seating arrangement in the ancient theater. No audience could sit in the seats written on their tickets. We reported these problems, which were beyond our control, to the officials of the Turkish Ministry of Tourism. We hope that these problems will not occur next year. Best regards, Team Vigo Tour


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