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.
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.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site.

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 transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
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.
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Thierry Michel

Ballet Master


Thierry Michel was born in France and received his first ballet training at a private ballet school in Paris. In 1977 he was a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne competition. One year later he was engaged from John Neumeier to his Hamburg Ballet.

In 1981 he came to the Stuttgart Ballet where he danced roles such as Lenski in Onegin, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Paris in Romeo and Juliet (all: John Cranko), Allan Grey in A Streetcar named Desire, a child in Medea (Both: John Neumeier) as well as Offenbach in Gaîté Parisienne and the doll in Petruschka (both: Maurice Béjart). Several choreographers created roles on Thierry Michel such as Márcia Haydée, Uwe Scholz, Hans van Manen, David Bintley and Robert North. His repertoire also includes choreographies of Kennet MacMillan, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián.

In autumn 1996 he led the rehearsals of Robert North’s Troy Game. In January 1997 Thierry Michel was appointed to ballet master. At the end of the season 1997/98 he made his diploma as certified ballet teacher.

Thierry Michel is primarily responsible for the production of works by John Neumeier, Uwe Scholz and Glen Tetley. He also assists choreographers who create new pieces for the Stuttgart Ballet. In this position he worked together amongst others with David Bintley, Mauro Bigonzetti, Douglas Lee, Edward Clug and Marc Spradling.

Together with John Neumeier, Thierry Michel supervised the production of The Lady of the Camellias, A Streetcar named Desire and Othello; with Glen Tetley the revivals of Le sacre du printemps, Voluntaries, Pierrot lunaire and Arena; with David Bintley the production of Edward II.

When Kevin O’Day created his full-length ballet Hamlet for the Stuttgart Ballet, Thierry Michel assisted him as well as Christian Spuck when he choreographed the opera Orphée et Euridice, a coproduction of the Stuttgart Ballet and the State Opera Stuttgart.

At the request of Glen Tetley, Thierry Michel rehearsed Voluntaries in Dresden; in Santiago de Chile he was responsible for the production of John Cranko’s Initials R.B.M.E. At last he rehearsed the first and second act of A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier) with the Corps de ballet  in Hamburg and was in charge of the revival of Uwe Scholz’s Siebte Sinfonie in Leipzig.
Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Thierry Michel, Foto: Roman Novitzky