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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Any more questions?
Phone: (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90
Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm 

Tamas Detrich

Associate Artistic Director


Born in New York, Tamas Detrich is an American of Hungarian background. He received his initial training at the National Academy of Ballet and Theater Arts, then with David Howard at the Harkness House of Ballet in New York and finally at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart from which he graduated in 1977.

In the same year he joined the Stuttgart Ballet where his technical and dramatic abilities were quickly rewarded. He was promoted to soloist in 1980 and principal dancer in 1981. During his 25 years with the company he has danced all the leading roles of John Cranko’s ballets and has enraptured audiences around the world with his portrayals of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Onegin and Lenski in Onegin, Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew. Furthermore he has danced Armand Duval in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier), leading roles in The Song of the Earth and Requiem (Sir Kenneth MacMillan), Arena and Voluntaries (Glen Tetley), La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss) as well as in ballets by the most significant contemporary choreographers: George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, and Uwe Scholz.

The following choreographers have created roles for him: Jiří Kylián (Forgotten Land, Stepping Stones), Uwe Scholz (Variation -I), David Bintley (Landscape and Memory) and Kevin O´Day (dreamdeepdown). Marcia Haydée created the roles of Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty and Albrecht in Giselle and the Wilis for him. 

In addition, Tamas Detrich was highly esteemed as a guest dancer. His guest appearances included companies such as the Scottish Ballet, the Ballet of Santiago de Chile, the Ballet of the German Opera Berlin, the Bavarian State Ballet, the Hong Kong Ballet and Galas worldwide from Washington D.C. to Tokyo. He performed at the major opera houses around the world, among them the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Metropolitan Opera (New York), Paris Opera and the Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg). He counts international ballet stars such as Márcia Haydée, Birgit Keil, Susan Jaffe, Cynthia Harvey, Monique Ludier, Eva Evdokimova and Noëlla Pontois among his dance partners throughout his career.
Tamas Detrich received the Critic Award “Best Artist” of Santiago de Chile in 1987. In 1998 he was awarded the national title „Kammertaenzer“; in the fall of 1999 he was awarded the John Cranko Prize. At the beginning of the 2001-02 season, he became a Ballet Master of the Stuttgart Ballet and at the end of the season he retired from Stage with a farewell performance of John Cranko’s Onegin. Since the 2002-03 season, Tamas Detrich is ballet master of the Stuttgart Ballet.

In 2004 Artistic Director Reid Anderson appointed Tamas Detrich Artistic Associate of the Stuttgart Ballet, in 2009 he has been appointed Associate Artistic Director of the Stuttgart Ballet.

Tamas Detrich has taught, staged and revived John Cranko’s ballets Romeo and Juliet and Onegin for Stuttgart Ballet and other companies such as the Paris Opera and the Vienna Opera Ballet. He has also staged John Neumeier’s Othello for Stuttgart Ballet, Marcia Haydée's The Sleeping Beauty for the Royal Ballet of Flanders and John Neumeier’s A Streetcar named Desire for Hamburg Ballet as well as for the Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo.

Tamas Detrich is married to the former principal dancer Marion Jaeger and is the father of twins.
Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Tamas Detrich, Foto: Roman Novitzky