© Martin Sigmund


© Martin Sigmund
Oberer Schlossgarten 6, D-70173 Stuttgart
The former Royal Court Theatres were constructed between 1909 and 1912 by the architect Max Littmann. The building complex consists of opera house, play house and administrative building. In 1924 the buildings were placed under a preservation order. The smaller play house was completely destroyed during the Second World War and only the opera house, decorated with neo-classical columns, survived the War. 

In the Fifties and the Seventies, the auditorium was renovated twice, but changes were converted back in 1982 and 1984 when the interior was restored according to original designs. Nowadays, the richly-ornamented first tier is well-worth seeing with its array of marble busts that depict famous poets and composers. Another impressive feature is the elaborate ceiling fresco in the auditorium. The opera house is the venue for both opera and ballet productions. 

1404 seats
Oberer Schlossgarten 6, D-70173 Stuttgart
667 seats (max.)

© Matthias Dreher
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 32 (Neue Staatsgalerie), D-70173 Stuttgart
The Kammertheater (Chamber Theatre) was built by architect James Stirling and was opened on 25. September 1983 as part of the New State Gallery. It is the venue for smaller opera, ballet and drama productions.

200 seats (max.)
Urbansplatz, 70182 Stuttgart

Alongside ballet halls and a boarding school, the John Cranko School also includes a rehearsal stage that is named after the former artistic director of the Stuttgart Ballet, Reid Anderson. This stage corresponds to the dimensions of the main stage in the Stuttgart Opera House. The Reid Anderson Rehearsal Stage accommodates 194 spectators. It is used for various performances by the Stuttgart Ballet and the John Cranko School.

194 seats (max.)
By car
Karlsruhe - Stuttgart (exit Stuttgart-Degerloch)
München - Stuttgart (exit Stuttgart-Degerloch)

Würzburg - Heilbronn - Stuttgart (exits Stuttgart - Feuerbach, Stuttgart - Zuffenhausen)
Bodensee - Singen - Rottweil - Stuttgart (exit Stuttgart - Zentrum)

State Roads (Bundesstraßen)
B10, B14, B27, B295 (all in direction Stadtmitte, Hauptbahnhof)

Underground parking Staatsgalerie, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30, D-70173 Stuttgart
Underground parking Schloßgarten, Schillerstraße, D-70173 Stuttgart
Underground parking Landtag (at ground level), Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3, D-70173 Stuttgart

* all parkings are open 24 hours.
By public transport
Trains (Deutsche Bahn)
ICE, IC, InterRegio via Main Station (plus 10 minutes walk)
Underground (Straßenbahn)
U5, U6, U7, U12, U14, U15, U29 to Main Station
U1, U2, U4, U9, U14 to New State Gallery (Neue Staatsgalerie)
40, 42 and 44 to Main Station
40, 42 to New State Gallery (Neue Staatsgalerie)
N2-N6 to Main Station
S1-6 to Main Station
Further information regarding time schedules:
Deutsche Bahn
  • Opera House: Disabled parking at Parkhaus Landtag, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3 (next to the Opera House)
  • Play House: Disabled parking at the parking next to the Play House
  • Chamber Theatre: Disabled parking at Parkhaus Staatsgalerie, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 32

  • Opera House: Side entrance on the Landtag side, elevator to stalls, I. and II. galleries
  • Play House: Entrance at ground level, elevator to all levels
  • Chamber Theatre: Ramp for wheelchair users at the main entrance

Handicapped accessible restrooms: 
  • Opera House: Right side on stall level
  • Play House: Lower foyer
  • Chamber Theatre: Foyer

Seats for wheelchair users, which can be booked in advance:
  • Opera House: Row 10
  • Play House: Row 18, left and right outer side
  • Chamber Theatre: Different seats according to each event