Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take 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 tickets is 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 in the 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.
Any more questions?
Call our Ticket Service:
(+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. 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 day before. 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 alternative 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 the 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 for online sales is currently not possible. Please use our alternative 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 10 am – 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.
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. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

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 personalisation 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!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
Technical Requirements
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Phone: (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90
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Alexander Zaitsev

Principal Dancer


Alexander Zaitsev, born in Moscow, Russia, was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. In 1992, he graduated and had his first engagement with the Bolshoi Ballet under Juri Grigorovich. Furthermore he joined the company on tours all around the world.

In 1995 he danced with the State Opera Dresden for one season. In the following year he joined the Stuttgart Ballet’s Corps de ballet. In 1997 Alexander Zaitsev also received his Pedagogical Diploma of the Moscow Choreography Academy. In January 1999 he was promoted to Soloist with the Stuttgart Ballet, at the beginning of the season 2006/07 to Principal Dancer.

For the Noverre Society’s Young Choreographers in 2003 Alexander Zaitsev created the Solo La Chanson which he dansed himself.

With the Stuttgart Ballet Alexander Zaitsev has danced on tours all around the world. He also receives numerous invitiations to international galas and guest performances. Alexander Zaitsev guested amongst others at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, at Márcia Haydées Ballet de Santiago and at the Leipzig Ballett.


Leading and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar Named Desire (John Neumeier): Shaw, Allan’s Friend
  • Arena (Glen Tetley)
  • Cindys Gift (Douglas Lee)
  • come neve al sole (Rolando d’Alesio)
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Brown
  • Delta Inserts (Kevin O’Day)
  • Désir (James Kudelka)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Basilio
  • dreamdeepdown (Kevin O’Day)
  • Edward II (David Bintley): Lancaster
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián): Couple in Red
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Bim, Offenbach
  • Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Peasant-Pas de deux
  • Herman Schmerman (William Forsythe)
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • I fratelli – The Brothers (Mauro Bigonzetti): Rocco
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): R., E.
  • Kazimir’s Colours (Mauro Bigonzetti): male leading part
  • La Fille mal gardée (Sir Frederick Ashton): Colas, Widow Simone, Alain
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville): James, Gurn
  • Lachrymal (Douglas Lee)
  • Le sacre du printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): Valerio
  • Lifecasting (Douglas Lee)
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): Eduard Schwarz, Schigolch
  • melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line (Marc Spradling)
  • Monotones (Sir Frederick Ashton)
  • Notations I – IV (Uwe Scholz): Solo
  • Now and Then (John Neumeier)
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Lenski
  • Opus I (John Cranko)
  • Pierrot lunaire (Glen Tetley): Pierrot
  • Poème de l´extase (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan): solo role in “Libera me”
  • Return to a Strange Land (Jiří Kylián)
  • Ricercare (Glen Tetley)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Mercutio, Benvolio
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Skew-Whiff (Paul Lightfoot, Sol León)
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Solo (Hans van Manen)
  • Suite (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Benno, Companion of the Princess of Naples
  • The Concert (Jerome Robbins)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Melancholic
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Bootface
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Gaston Rieux
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): The blue Bird, Prince of the West, Ali Baba
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio, Gremio
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe)
Specially created Roles
  • (Im)paired Ground (James Sutherland)
  • Black Breath (Marco Goecke)
  • Das Fräulein von S. (Christian Spuck): Pierre Arnaud d'Andilly, advocate
  • Dummy Run (Douglas Lee)
  • EDEN / EDEN (Wayne McGregor)
  • Exilium (Jean Grand-Maître)
  • Gambling, x 5 (Nicolo Fonte)
  • Judith (Louis Stiens)
  • melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line (Marc Spradling)
  • Miniatures (Douglas Lee)
  • Nautilus (Wayne McGregor)
  • Nightlight (Douglas Lee)
  • RED in 3. (Jorma Elo)
  • The Difference Between Naked and Nude (Trey McIntyre)
  • The Sandman (Christian Spuck): Nathanael
  • Two at a time (Cayetano Soto)
  • Viewing Room (Douglas Lee)
  • Yantra (Wayne McGregor)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Fortuna (Selatin Kara)
  • Gute Fahrt (Wieslaw Dudek)
  • Recital (Alexander Makaschin)

Leading and Corps de ballet Roles with the Bolshoi Ballet
  • Don Quixote Pas de deux (Marius Petipa)
  • La Fille mal gardée (Juri Grigorowitsch)
  • Le Corsaire (Marius Petipa): Pas de deux
  • Paquita (Marius Petipa)
  • Swan Lake (Juri Grigorowitsch and Natalia Kassatkina)
  • The Nutcracker (Juri Grigorowitsch)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Juri Grigorowitsch)


  • La Chanson World Premiere “Young Choreographers“ Noverre-Society, July 17th, 2003, Stuttgart Ballet
Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Alexander Zaitsev, Foto: Sébastien Galtier