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Tickets and Service

Ticket Service and Subscription Service

Grosse Theaterstrasse 25
20354 Hamburg

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

Group orders:
Tel. +49 (0)40 35 68 222

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
10.00 am to 6.30 pm
closed on Sundays and public holiday

New Opening Hours from August 2023
Monday to Friday
11 am to 6.30 pm
Saturday (on Saturday, August 19 and 26 from 10 am to 2 pm)
10 am to 6.30 pm
closed on Sundays and public holidays
During the theatre holidays the ticket and subscription service will be closed between July 17 and August 13, 2023. During this time, you may purchase tickets from our online shop. Subscription orders are also possible online via our website.

On-Sale Dates

For the season 2022/23
Tickets for all performances of the 2022/23 season are on sale.
Advance sales for the "Benefit Gala" (June 29) and the "Nijinsky Gala XLVIII" (July 9) have already taken place. Remaining tickets may be released for sale closer to the date.

For the season 2023/24
The general advance sale for the 2023/24 Season starts on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 10.00 am. Subscribers receive additional tickets from Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10.00 am.
Rules that will be published at a later time apply to ballet workshops and the "Nijinsky Gala XLIX".

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.

Online Sales

Register once, and you can select your tickets easily and comfortably, book and pay for them, and print them out at home, or send them directly to your mobile phone. 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), via "Direct Wire Transfer" or via SEPA direct debit.

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 SEPA 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

Ticket Sales Points

Tickets for performances of the 2019/2020 season can also be purchased at all known ticket sales points, via Hamburg Tourismus GmbH and via and the CTS Eventim sales points.

Visiting under corona restrictions

From April 30, 2022, masks will no longer be mandatory indoors in Hamburg. Since the State Opera House has a powerful ventilation system, which supplies the auditorium with 70,000 m³ of fresh air every hour, a high safety standard is provided. And of course you can continue to increase your individual protection by wearing an FFP2 mask.


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

We are happy to mail you the monthly programme flyers 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 on our websites.

Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for a gift, but don't want to specify one opera, ballet or concert performance on a particular date, that is not a problem. We offer gift vouchers for any amount you like, which can also be purchased online. The vouchers are valid for three years and can be exchanged for tickets at our ticket office or in our online ticket shop.

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) 357 16 083

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