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.
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 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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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.