Tickets and Service

Grosse Theaterstrasse 25
20354 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 35 68 68
Fax +49 (0)40 35 68 610

Opening Hours 

Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
During the theatre holidays (July 17 to August 13, 2017):
Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm 

Online Sales 

Register once, and you can select your tickets easily and comfortably, book and pay for them – and print them out at home. If available, we recommend the free shipping method "print@ home". We charge a postage and handling fee of € 3.00 for sending tickets by mail. You may purchase tickets via our online shop using your credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or – from now on – via "Direct Wire Transfer". 

On-Sale Dates 

NEW! Starting with the 2017/2018 season, you can purchase tickets for the State Opera's performances from September to January starting in May. Please note the following on-sale dates: 

Monday, May 15, 2017 (for subscribers: Thursday, May 11, 2017):
Performances of the Hamburg State Opera from September 2017 to January 2018 

Monday, June 12, 2017: 
Concerts of the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2017/2018 season

Monday, September 4, 2017 (for subscribers: Thursday, August 31, 2017):
Performances of the Hamburg State Opera from February to July 2018 

For the performances of the Hamburg State Opera, short-term ticket sales for a limited contingent of tickets begin 28 days (for subscribers: 29 days) before the performance in question. 

Special Purchase Rules

Special purchase rules apply to the Nijinsky Gala and the Workshops.

Ticket Sales Points 

Tickets for performances of the 2017/2018 season can also be purchased starting on the dates below at all known ticket sales points and via Hamburg Tourismus GmbH: May 15, 2017 (performances from September 2017 through January 2018), June 12, 2017 (concerts of the Philharmonic State Orchestra), September 4 (performances from January through July 2018). 

Paying for Your Tickets 

Tickets can be purchased at our Ticket Services office in cash and by using your debit or credit card; sales via the phone or in writing can be paid for via credit card (Visa/MasterCard) or by payment via wire transfer / direct debit. Tickets ordered by mail or phone must be picked up and paid for within seven days after the reservation has been received; the exact date will be noted in your written reservation confirmation or during your phone order. If you wish, we are happy to mail you your tickets, charging a € 3.00 postage and handling fee together with the ticket price. Tickets will be mailed after payment has been completed. Written requests will be filled in the order they are received. In principle, tickets once purchased cannot be returned or exchanged. Please consult our General Terms and Conditions.

Reduced Ticket Prices 

Evening Box Office 

The evening box office at the State Opera opens 90 minutes before a performance. We kindly ask for your understanding that during evening box office hours, guests for the current performance have priority and that in some cases, advance sales cannot take place even during regular box office hours. 


Use of the State Opera cloakrooms is free for audience members. Large items (coats, umbrellas, large bags and comparable unwieldy items) may not be taken into the auditorium. 

Regular Publications 

To make your planning easier, we will mail you the monthly programme yers for the State Opera free of charge. You may also subscribe to the State Opera's Journal for a € 12 postage fee (subscribers and Opera Card holders pay € 6 per season). Orders will be accepted by phone at +49 (40) 35 68 68.
Our email newsletters inform you regularly about our current programme and other noteworthy facts from the opera and ballet world. Please register free of charge

Opera Gastronomy 

Enjoy a rich culinary selection in the stylish atmosphere of our State Opera foyers – one hour before any performance and during intermissions. 

Tel.: +49 (40) 35 01 96 58
Fax: +49 (40) 35 01 96 59


Parking for Less 

Visitors to the Hamburg State Opera currently receive a special rate at the garage "Parkhaus Gänsemarkt". Please make sure to have your parking ticket validated in the State Opera foyer or at the central coat check.