SEVENTEENTH VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION

May 21–June 7, 2025
Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU • Bass Performance Hall • Fort Worth, Texas USA
Paul Lewis, jury chairman

 

Whether it is your first time attending the Cliburn Competition or you’ve seen every medalist from Ralph Votapek to Yunchan Lim, here are some helpful guides to ticketing, parking, hotels, and things to do in our hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. Welcome to the Cliburn.

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please email us at [email protected].

 

TICKETING

Can’t make it to a performance you have tickets for?

Many people share subscriptions with friends, or invite others to use their tickets when they cannot attend. You can also donate tickets back to the Cliburn for tax deductions.

Children

Patrons must be 10 years or older to attend Competition performances.

Questions about Ticketing

For questions about ticketing please contact the Bass Hall Box Office at 817.212.4280.

Please refer to our Patron Guidelines and Ticket Policy before attending any Cliburn events.

 

 

PARKING

VAN CLIBURN CONCERT HALL AT TCU

The Parking lots on W Lowden St. and general street parking near the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU are open to all Cliburn Patrons.
The parking lots next to Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU are reserved for Gold Medal Patrons.
Valet Parking is exclusive to Gold Medal Patrons who purchased the valet parking upgrade.

BASS PERFORMANCE HALL

Downtown parking garages and surface lots are available to all Cliburn Patrons. Parking fees apply during business days, but are free after 5:00 pm and on weekends.
Valet Parking is exclusive to Gold Medal Patrons who purchased the valet parking upgrade.

STAYING IN FORT WORTH

OFFICIAL HOTEL

The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel is the official hotel of the 2025 Cliburn Competition.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HOMETOWN

Fort Worth is the 12th-largest city in the United States, known for Texas hospitality and a dozen remarkable districts full of culture and fun. The historic western Stockyards featuring the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk and the new Mule Alley. A connected downtown with the 37-block Sundance Square entertainment district. The stunning museums of the Cultural District, the Botanic Garden and nearby Fort Worth Zoo.

SIMULCAST

We’re happy to offer an all-ages big-screen simulcast onsite throughout, for free.

Watch the entire Competition with fellow piano fans at the venue. Our fully produced webcast provides an in-depth look of the Competition with commentary, video features, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. This is next-best thing to being in the concert hall.

More details regarding the simulcast will be announced closer to the Competition.