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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22 October 2017
1st part: approx. 1 hour 5 min
Intermission: approx. 25-30 min
2nd part: approx. 45 min
Conductor: Georg Fritzsch, Video: Ilya Shagalov, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Kinderchor: Christoph Heil, Dramaturgy: Ann-Christine Mecke, Film Crew: , Director: Kirill Serebrennikov, Kamera: Denis Klebeev, Kameraassistent: Giuri Dzhokhadze, Casting Director Rwanda: Hope Azeda, Regieassistent: Simon Rwema, Production Manager: Innocent Munyeshuri, Schnitt: Ilya Shagalov, Producer: Márk Szilágyi

Father: Michael Ebbecke, Mother: Irmgard Vilsmaier, Hansel: Diana Haller, Gretel: Esther Dierkes, The Gingerbred Witch: Daniel Kluge, Sandman / Dewman: Aoife Gibney, With: Kinderchor der Oper Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Stuttgart, , Gretel: Ariane Gatesi, Hansel: David Niyomugabo, Father: Isaie Karinda, Mother: Chantal Kayizerwa, Sandman: Jean Paul Nduwayezu, Dewman: Hope Azeda, Little Man in the Forrest: Celestin Nyagatare, Bartender: Rose Murekatate, Musician: Emanuel Habumuremyi

Hansel and Gretel

by Engelbert Humperdinck

A fairytale about hope and misery
told by Kirill Serebrennikov

recommended age: suitable from 8 years upwards

Hansel's and Gretel’s parents are in despair as they have no money for food. Hunger is the family’s constant companion, the two children are forced to work and their father drowns his distress in alcohol. It is no wonder that the children fall asleep after having been sent into the forest. In their dreams they come across an edible cottage all for themselves. But the cottage is unfit for consumption – on the contrary: Here the children themselves are meant to be eaten.

In the early 1890s, composer Engelbert Humperdinck and his librettist Adelheid Wette created an operatic fairy tale which clearly depicted the social deprivation and poverty of their times. With his staging concept, Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov locates that social plight exactly where our guilty conscience projects it these days: in Africa.


Sunday, 15 October 2017, 11:00 AM
An introduction to the next premiere presented by the production team.
The presentation is held in German and takes place at the Grand Tier Foyer (I. Rang).
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Pre-performance introduction
A introduction is held in German 45 minutes prior to the start of every performance at the Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang).
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