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!
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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January 31, 2016
Coproduction by Stuttgart Opera and Schauspiel Stuttgart
Conductor: Christian Curnyn, Director: Calixto Bieito, Stage Design: Susanne Gschwender, Costumes: Anja Rabes, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Choreography: Beate Vollack, Chorus: Johannes Knecht, Dramaturgy: Patrick Hahn, Bernd Isele

Mystery: Esther Dierkes, Titania: Susanne Böwe, Night: Mirella Bunoaica, Spring: Jennifer Zetlan, Demetrius: Johann Jürgens, Hermia: Susanne Schieffer, Puck: Maja Beckmann, Queen of Secresie: Mark Milhofer, Helena: Hanna Plaß, Hymen: Arnaud Richard, Lysander: Christian Schneeweiß, The Indian Boy: Alexander Sprague, Oberon: Michael Stiller, With: Staatsopernchor Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart

The Fairy Queen

Henry Purcell / William Shakespeare

Almost a hundred years after Shakespeare finished his A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry Purcell composed his adaptation of the bard’s drama as a so-called semi-opera or »masque«: a combination of opera and drama. The composition therefore poses an ideal opportunity for the Staatstheater Stuttgart to turn towards the »Orpheus britannicus« Purcell with a co-production of Stuttgart Opera and Stuttgart Schauspiel. Together – actors, singers, Staatsopernchor and Staatsorchester Stuttgart will create a theatrical evening, where the genres’ usual definitions start to float.

Pre-performance Introduction (in German)
45 minutes prior to the start of every performance, Schauspielhaus
Photo gallery


Hermia marries Lysander. Demetrius is in love with the bride as well. He has no interest in Helena, who adores him. Oberon has hardly greeted all of the wedding guests before his wife Titania leaves the ceremony. She knows from her own painful experience that marital bliss is short-lived.

I The wedding guests Night and Hymen request for the festivities to be moved into nature. Titania asks the guests to be quiet. But Oberon does not share her wish. Two bridal fairies, Mystery and Spring, mock him. Puck predicts that the guests will not get any sleep this night. Love will keep their eyes open.

II The Indian Boy calls upon the Songsters of the Sky. Demetrius flees into the forest and tries to get away from Helena, who wants to follow him to her ruin. Oberon knows a remedy: Puck is to fetch a flower that can be used to cast a love spell. Spring sings to lift the low spirits of the guests. The argument between Oberon and Titania escalates. Oberon accuses her of infidelity and demands the Indian Boy for his entourage.
Night falls. Hermia fears that true lovers have been ever crossed. Mystery reminds that love should be concealed. The Queen of Secresie shares her secret with the wedding guests: »One charming night / Gives more delight / Than a hundred lucky days.« Lysander wants to heed the advice and lie with his bride but Hermia keeps her distance. Hymen sings the guests to sleep while Helena still wanders through the forest, lost. Cupid, so she claims, loosens his darts blindly.

III When Lysander awakens, he is ablaze with love for Helena. Helena does not understand what is happening. Hermia awakens from a heavy sleep. In her dreams, a serpent was eating away at her breast. Puck is the only one amused by the course of events. He urges Oberon to hurry before the break of day.
Demetrius encounters the Queen of Secresie on his flight through the forest. A game of seduction begins. Helena observes them and is sure: the night’s merriments only serve as a means to mock her. Mystery advises her not to trust a lover’s false promises; she should be just as inconstant as all men are.
Oberon decides to take action: As punishment for her infidelity, Titania is to fall in love with a beast. Hymen and the Indian Boy share another of the night’s wisdoms: »A thousand ways we’ll find / To entertain the hours«. Puck compares the lovers to madmen and poets – they »are of imagination all compact«. Oberon sprinkles droplets into Titania’s eyes. She awakens and descends into the realm of mortals.

IV Hermia has found Lysander, who is now in love with Helena, on a clearing with fountains. Night announces the break of day and the birthday of King Oberon. The Queen of Secresie and the Indian Boy mock the deceived Hermia with a joyous hymn. The guests, who have gathered again, worship the sun. Titania feels rejuvenated by her new, animalistic love and dreams of staying together till death. Spring, Summer and Autumn are overflowing with praise for Oberon. Only Helena’s heart remains alone in the bitter winter. Her friendship with Hermia is shattered.

V The young lovers fight. Helena now is love’s trophy, Hermia matters no more. Night appears and advises them to banish jealousy from their lives and be ever faithful in marriage. A veil of sorrow is cast upon the scene. The Queen of Secresie dreams of a place of innocence where there is no room for the worldly ambitions of men. More and more animals dance around the spellbound Titania. Her love becomes a feverish longing until Oberon and Puck at last begin to feel pity and free the frantic lovers from their spell. The night’s events seem like a dream to everyone. Headed by Hymen, the wedding celebrations continue.