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
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Maria Eichwald

Principal Dancer


Maria Eichwald was born in Talgar, Kazakhstan. She received her first ballet training at the National Ballet School in Alma-Ata. After her graduation she joined the National Ballet of Kazakhstan where she was soon promoted to Principal Dancer. In 1994 she moved to Germany and danced in the ballet company of the Theatre Krefeld-Mönchengladbach in the Corps de ballet and later as Soloist until 1996.
At the beginning of the season 1996/97 she joined the Bavarian State Ballet Munich as Soloist. In 1999 she was promoted to Principal Dancer.

With the Bavarian State Ballet Maria Eichwald guested all around the world. In the season 2000/01 she was invited by Alicia Alonso to dance with the Cuban National Ballet. In June 2001 she danced at a benefit gala, in the same year she danced at the “Gala Les Etoiles du XXme Siècle” in Paris together with Alen Bottaini. For her interpretations of the title role in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan) and of Kitri in Don Quijote (Marius Petipa) she was nominated for the Prix Benois 2002. During a dancers’ exchange she danced the title role in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan) at the Royal Danish Ballet (April 2003).

In January 2004 Maria Eichwald joined the Stuttgart Ballet as Principal Dancer. She has joined the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world and is a highly sought-after guest at international galas and ballet companies.

In 2006 she was named in the category “Outstanding Dancer” in the critics’ choice of the maagzine ballettanz for the role of Olimpia which Christian Spuck created on her in The Sandman. In the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 namings in this category followed for the leading role in Siebte Sinfonie (Uwe Scholz), for Tatiana in Onegin as well as for Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (both: John Cranko). In April 2012 the XI. St. Peterburg International Ballet Award Dance Open took place and Maria Eichwald who was dancing a Pas de deux from John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew with Filip Barankiewicz was awarded “Ms Expressivity“. In June 2012 Maria Eichwald was invited to the Nurejev-Gala at the Vienna State Ballet and danced – together with artistic director Manuel Legris – as Pas de deux from John Cranko’s Onegin.

In 2012 Maria Eichwald received the Danza&Danza-Award as Best Female Dancer a.o. for her performance of Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin at the Scala in Milan.


Leading Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier): Blanche du Bois
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Pink
  • Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián): Couple in Black
  • Frank Bridge Variations (Hans van Manen)
  • Fratres (John Neumeier): female leading role
  • Gaîté Parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Pas de deux "The Lovers"
  • Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Giselle
  • Hikarizatto (Itzik Galili)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville): The Sylph
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck): Lulu
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Olga, Tatjana
  • Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet
  • Serenade (George Balanchine)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz): Solo
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette/Odile
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Sanguinic
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Lady
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Aurora, the Blue Bird’s Princess
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): female leading role
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Katharina
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine) : female leading role
  • Voluntaries (Glen Tetley): Pas de deux
Specially created roles at the Stuttgart Ballet
  • High (Louis Stiens)
  • RED in 3. (Jorma Elo)
  • The Sandman (Christian Spuck): Olimpia
  • Yantra (Wayne McGregor)
Leading Roles with the Bavarian State Ballet
  • A Cinderella Story (John Neumeier): Cinderella
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier): Helena
  • Bella Figura (Jiří Kylian)
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartett (George Balanchine)
  • Dämmern (John Neumeier)
  • Diana and Actäon (Agrippina Waganova)
  • Don Quijote (Marius Petipa): Kitri
  • Giselle (Sir Peter Wright after Marius Petipa)
  • Grand Pas Classique (Victor Gsovsky)
  • In the Blue Garden (John Neumeier)
  • In the Night (Jerome Robbins)
  • Jupiter-Sinfonie (John Neumeier)
  • La Bayadère (Patrice Bart after Marius Petipa): Nikija
  • Manon (Sir Kenneth MacMillan): Manon, Lescaut’s Beloved
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Olga, Tatjana
  • Paquita (Joseph Mazilier)
  • Pas de Quatre (Leonid Jacobson)
  • Raymonda (Marius Petipa)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Juliet
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Odette/ Odile
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Marguerite Gautier, Olympia
  • The Second Detail (William Forsythe)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Ivan Liška after Marius Petipa): Princess of the Blue Bird
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Bianca
  • Who cares? (George Balanchine)
Leading Roles with the National Ballet in Kazakhstan
  • Carmen
  • Paquita
  • Swan Lake: Odette/ Odile
  • The Nutcracker: Marie

Stuttgarter Ballett, Portrait von Maria Eichwald, Foto: Roman Novitzky