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. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. 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!
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Return / Exchange
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Louis Stiens

Demi Soloist


Choreography, set and costume design


Louis Stiens was born and raised in Munich, Germany. In 1997 he started his ballet training at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in his hometown. In 2009 he came to Stuttgart to continue his training at the John Cranko Schule. He graduated in 2011.

In the season 2011/12 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet as an apprentice, the following season he was taken into the Corps de ballet.

He danced his first solo role with the Stuttgart Ballet already during his time as apprentice: in John Cranko’s The Lady and the Fool he performed Bootface.

Louis Stiens is also a young choreographer and created several own works until now. The Pas de deux Ohne Titel was choreographed in the context of a workshop at the Heinz-Bosl Stiftung in 2009. He created Mäuse (2010) and Still Light (2011) for Robert Robinson, also student at the John Cranko Schule. Jesus Home, the second choreography for the „Young Choreographers“ of the Noverre-Society has been danced by five dancers. One year later Christoph followed, his third choreography for the Noverre Society. For Mäuse the young choreographer won the First Prize at the beo-Competition for Vocational Schools in 2011. On the occasion of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix  Louis Stiens’ choreography Sit back premiered in the Porsche-Arena. In November 2012 the choreography for Dancer in the Dark (Co-Production Schauspiel Stuttgart/ Stuttgart Ballet) premiered which Louis Stiens and Marco Goecke created.

In 2016 he was promoted to Demi Soloist.


Leading Roles and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Are you as big as me? (Roman Novitzky)
  • Arena (Glen Tetley)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): Hommage à S. Pickwick Esq., General Lavine Eccentric
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Sancho Pansa
  • Forgotten Land (Jiri Kylián): Couple in Pink
  • Kammerballett (Hans van Manen)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi): Lyschko, Juro
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton): Alain, Widow Simone
  • Le Chant du Rossignol (Marco Goecke)
  • Le Spectre de la Rose (Marco Goecke)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck): Court chaplain
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): Schigolch
  • Orphée et Euridice (Staging, Choreography: Christian Spuck)
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Jasper
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Benvolio, Carnival dance, Mercutio
  • Solo (Hans van Manen)
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Second Theme
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Bootface
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée): Catalabutte, Puss in Boots
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio's servant, Gremio
  • Variations for Two Couples (Hans van Manen): Solo
  • workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles
  • Lucid Dream (Marco Goecke)
  • No Men’s Land (Edward Clug): Solo role
  • The Carnival of the Animals (Demis Volpi)
Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Hiraeth (Wubkje Kuindersma)
  • Sketched Skin (Wubkje Kuindersma)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart)
  • Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville)
  • Le Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)


  • Ohne Titel World premiere in 2009 in the context of a Workshop at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung
  • Mäuse World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on June 9th, 2010, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Still Light World premiere during a performance of the John Cranko School, on February 26th, 2011, Chamber Theater
  • Jesus Home World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on July 13th, 2011, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Judith World Premiere during the “Aktion Weihnachten” on December 11th, 2011, Stuttgarter Ballet
  • Pollution World premiere at the performance “Music and Ballet” of the Orchesterverein Stuttgart, on March 5th, 2012, Liederhalle Stuttgart
  • Sit back World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2012, on April 29th, 2012, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • Christoph World premiere at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers, on May 23rd, 2012, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Dancer in the Dark Choreography: Marco Goecke/Louis Stiens, Premiere of the Co-Production of Schauspiel Stuttgart/ Stuttgart Ballet on November 28th, 2012, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Sturm World premiere on May 16th, 2013
  • Slam World premiere in the Projektraum Lotte, Stuttgart, on June 29th, 2013
  • en mouvement Cooperation with the composer Oliver Frick and the Ensemble, World premiere on October 29th, 2013, Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz Stuttgart
  • Armour World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2014, on April 27th, 2014, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • High Commissioned work, World premiere during the mixed evening "Dance Lab" on May 23rd, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet
  • The Boy World premiere at Aktion Weihnachten on December 7th, 2014, Stuttgart Ballet
  • MatchBox World premiere on occasion of the finale at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2015, on April 20th, 2015, Porsche-Arena Stuttgart
  • At Gardens World premiere with the TanzCompany Innsbruck on May 30th, 2015
  • Last Romance World premiere at "Aktion Weihnachten" on December 6th, 2015, Stuttgart Ballet
  • SAP World premiere at "Behind the Scenes" on April 24th, 2016, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Qi World premiere as part of the double bill Night Pieces on March 24th, 2017, Stuttgart Ballet
  • Skinny World premiere during the mixed evening “The Fab Five” on March 23rd, 2018, Stuttgart Ballet
Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Louis Stiens, Foto: Roman Novitzky