Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and selectthe number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats willtake place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats. Numbered seats are generally located next to each other. If your computer is having problems with Java, then the best available seat booking will automatically take place.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area.There you can select the seats by clicking on them. Seating chart booking is not offered for some events.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site. Normally this involves seats, however in some cases standing room will also be available.
Seat or Standing Room, Depending on Availability
In this price category, seats are predominantly offered (but not guaranteed). In some circumstances, standing room tickets at the same price are also sent. An exact request regarding standing room or a seat unfortunately cannot be fulfilled in this context. A later exchange of the tickets delivered is not possible.
Obstructed Views/Supertitles
Due to building conditions or the demands of individual productions,obstructed views (including of the supertitles that are used in numerous performances) are possible from certain seats. Please inquire about potential impairments at
(+49) (0)711. 20 20 90 (Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm).
No Longer Available for Delivery
means that the event is taking place soon and that shipment of the ticketsis no longer possible. Please select “Pick up tickets” as an alternative.
Only 1 Ticket Can be Selected / Individual Seat
Only individual seats (no groups of adjoining seats) can still be booked inthe corresponding category using the best available seat booking. Individual seats are scattered vacancies. Even if a greater number are available, these seats are not adjoining. Adjoining seats might still be available using the seating chart booking.
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Ticket Service Die Staatstheater Stuttgart  (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90 Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat10 am – 6 pm

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions as well as the following excepts from the general information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances in the Opernhaus as well as for concerts generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. For performances in all other venues, pre-sales generally begin one month before the performance date. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the daybefore. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri: 10 am –8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternate sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be used as a form of payment for one or more performances at Staatstheater Stuttgart. You can even use them to pay for subscriptions and merchandising products. Gift vouchers can be transferred to third parties and can be redeemed without any time limit until cancelled. If the order total is greater than the value of the gift voucher,the difference can be paid out. Remaining balances will be repaid in the form of a gift voucher. Redeeming gift vouchers is not currently possible for online sales. Please use our alternate sales channels for this purpose.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri: 10 am – 7 pm, Sat: 10am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
print@home
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF-file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ([+49] [0] 711 202090). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon-Fri 10:00am - 08:00pm; Sat 10:00am- 06:00pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalization during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711.20 20 90, Mon – Fri: 10 am – 8 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Payment
Tickets can be paid with direct debit or credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorizing purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
Technical Requirements
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Christian Spuck

Choreographer in Residence

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES OF BALLETS BY CHRISTIAN SPUCK:

Direction and Choreography

VITA

Christian Spuck has been choreographing for the Stuttgart Ballet since 1998. In June 2001 Artistic Director Reid Anderson promoted him to Choreographer in Residence.

Christian Spuck received his ballet education at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart. Before he joined the Stuttgart Ballet in 1995 he danced with Jan Lauwer’s Needcompany and with Anne Teresa de Keersmaker’s Company ROSAS. From 1994 until 1996 Christian Spuck was choreographic assistant to Marco Santi. Christian Spuck created his first choreography, the Pas de deux Duo/Towards The Night, in 1996 for the Stuttgart Noverre Society’s “Young Choreographers”. His choreographic debut was so successful that subsequently the Stuttgart Ballet as well as the Ballet of the German Opera Berlin both took the Pas de deux into their repertoire. In 1998 he created his first world premiere for the Stuttgart Ballet –  Passacaglia.

Since then Christian Spuck has created 14 world premiers for the company in Stuttgart including two full-length ballets. His innate musicality, ingenious use of space and refined sense of staging as well as his ability to competently utilise a large cast of dancers, predestined him as a creator of evening length narrative ballets. His first full-length ballet, Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy, after Frank Wedekind, premiered in December 2003 in the Opera House Stuttgart and was an immediate success with the audience and critics. With this work he was able to successfully and contemporarily pursue the grand tradition of the full-length narrative ballet which John Cranko has founded at the Stuttgart Ballet.

In 2006 Christian Spuck was Resident Choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance 2, Chicago, for one season, and he received the German Dance Prize “Future” for Choreography. In the same year The Sandman, after E.T.A. Hoffmann, premiered in the Opera House Stuttgart. After Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy and The Children (2004, Aalto Ballet Theater Essen) which was nominated for the “Prix Benois de la Danse” in 2005, this was Spuck’s third full-length ballet.

In 2007 Don Q. premiered in the Playhouse Theatre Stuttgart. Since 1999 the choreographer has created world premiers for numerous renowned ballet companies in Europe and the USA, among them Morphing Games for Mauro Bigonzettis Aterballetto (1999), Adagio on dancers of the New York City Ballet (2000), this- for the Ballet of the State Opera Berlin (2003), The Restless for Hubbard Street Dance 2, Chicago (2005), and The Return of Ulysses for the Royal Ballet of Flanders (2006). This last production was invited to the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009.

Since 2005 Christian Spuck has also worked for music theatre and film. At the Theatre in Heidelberg he staged an opera for the first time in 2005: Berenice after a story of Edgar Allen Poe. In 2006 Christian Spuck presented “Marcia Haydée as Penelope”, a dance movie starring ballet legend Marcia Haydée and Robert Tewsley, which was broadcast on Franco-German TV channel ARTE. In 2009 he staged and choreographed with great success Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orphée et Euridice, a coproduction of the Stuttgart Ballet and the State Opera Stuttgart. His Falstaff production in January 2010 at the State Theater Wiesbaden was acclaimed by press and audience.

In April 2008 he created Leonce and Lena for the Aalto Ballet Theater in Essen and this production has been taken into the repertoire of Le Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal in the season 2009/10. One season later the Stuttgart Ballet also successfully presented it. The world premiere of Poppea//Poppea for Gauthier Dance, Playhouse Theater Stuttgart, has by the magazine Dance Europe been elected one of the ten most successfull dance productions in 2010 and won the German Theater Prize “Der Faust 2011”. For Poppea//Poppea Christian Spuck has also been awarded the Danza&Danza-Award 2012 as Best Choreographer. In September 2011 he choreographed Woyzeck for the Norwegian National Ballet.

His latest full-length ballet has been premiered in February 2012 at the Stuttgart Ballet. Das Fräulein von S., after a short novel by E.T.A. Hoffmann, is also his last choreography for the Stuttgart company as it’s resident choreographer.

Christian Spuck will become Artistic Director at the Zürcher Ballet at the beginning of the season 2012/13.
Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Christian Spuck, Foto: die arge lola