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 and our information regarding privacy policy (in German) 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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Phone: (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90
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Stuttgarter Ballett, Photo: Glen Tetley at work, c: Hannes Kilian
Stuttgarter Ballett, Photo: Proben zu Dornröschen, M.Haydée, J.Reilly, c: Ulrich Beuttenmüller
Cranko’s tragic and all-too-early death in 1973 could have meant the end of the “Stuttgart Ballet miracle“. But the foundations for continuing success had already been laid: shortly before his death in 1973, Cranko had invited the American choreographer Glen Tetley to become resident choreographer.


Glen Tetley was appointed ballet director in 1974. With a background in modern dance, he greatly and substantially influenced the history of the Stuttgart Ballet during the relatively short time of his directorship. With works such as Voluntaries (1973), Le sacre du printemps (1974) or Daphnis and Chloe (1975), he succeeded in opening the minds and bodies of the dancers to an entirely novel movement language and in conveying a contemporary dance aesthetic to them.


Following Tetley’s resignation in 1976, prima ballerina and principal dancer Marcia Haydée took over the directorship of the Stuttgart Ballet. Haydée considerably broadened the company's repertoire with works by Hans van Manen and Maurice Béjart, as well as by young choreographers and former company members such as William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián (both by then successful in Europe), and in so doing established the Stuttgart Ballet as one of the most artistically interesting companies on the international stage. Haydée fostered a new generation of supremely talented dancers, substantially advancing the level of the ensemble’s technique.

Just as Cranko, she was a dedicated supporter of emerging choreographers. One of the most promising talents in her company was Uwe Scholz, whom she appointed resident choreographer in 1980; after leaving Stuttgart, he became ballet director in Zürich, then in Leipzig.
John Neumeier, too, was a choreographer who followed in the footsteps of John Cranko in striving for a further development of the narrative ballet genre. In Marcia Haydée he found a world-class dancer at the peak of her performance abilities. For her, he created The Lady of the Camellias in 1978 and A Streetcar named Desire in 1983.

As director, she also had great success with her staging of Sleeping Beauty in 1987. After a dance career of 35 years and 20 years as director, Marcia Haydée took leave of the Stuttgart Ballet in 1996.

With Reid Anderson as her successor, the Stuttgart Ballet successfully began its journey into the next millennium.