Concessions and special offers

Family Performances, Dresden Days, tickets for school­child­ren and stu­dents and other special offers: We offer you a visit to the Semperoper and Semper Zwei at reduced prices for selected performances or when presenting a suitable ID. We also offer introductory talks and after-show discussions on our performances.


Severely disabled people with a disability of at least 80 percent receive a discount of approx. 50 percent on regular tickets upon presentation of their severely handicapped pass. Accompanying persons indicated in the pass receive the same discount. Please note that for guest performances, different discount regulations of the respective organiser may apply.

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Reduced prices are available for tickets of 12 euros and more for seating categories 1 to 5. In addition, discounted tickets are offered in the price categories ZU2 to ZU7. Discounts are only valid with respective ID and are non-transferable. Discounts cannot be claimed on already purchased tickets. Discounts for disability are not available for tickets purchased online.

Discount for children

Children up to the age of 16 receive a 50 percent discount. Reduced prices are available for tickets of 12 euros and more, for seating categories 1 to 5. Premieres, guest performances, third party and special events as well as exclusive events are excluded.

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In addition, discounts for children and teenagers (up to 18 years) are offered in the price categories ZU2 to ZU7. Discounts cannot be claimed on already purchased tickets. You are required to present relevant ID at the entrance.

Please note that infants, young children and prams cannot be taken into a performance.


Unsure if your relatives or friends would rather visit a ballet, concert or opera, or if they prefer contemporary or classical music? The vouchers are valid for three years and are available in a flexible amount from 5 Euro.

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Young Adult Package »Take 4«

Four performances for a total of 25 Euro: Three different productions can be selected from various performances of our »Opera & Ballet« programme as well as one production from »Extras« (subject to ticket availability). This increases the flexibility of your individual package.

The sale for the winter semester 2022/23 has ended. Sales for the summer semester are expected to start in March 2023.

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A package can be purchased at the box office of the Semperoper Dresden in the Schinkelwache upon presentation of a school or student ID card. Visit us in person and make your choice! Please note that you can only book tickets for other pupils and students if you provide us with a copy of their ID cards.

Please note: Young adult package »Take 4« can only be booked at the box office in the Schinkelwache.

Tickets for school­child­ren and stu­dents

School­child­ren and stu­dents (with a valid ID) can pur­chase tick­ets for 10 euros from the evening box of­fice 30 min­utes be­fore each per­for­mance (minimum ticket price of 12 euros for seating categories 1 to 5). Due to the high demand, we prefer cash payment in order to speed up the payment process and thus be able to fulfill as many ticket requests as possible until the performance begins.

Guest performances, third party and special events as well as exclusive events are excluded from this offer. Tick­ets are sub­ject to avail­abil­i­ty. 

School classes, youth and student groups

Would you like to attend a performance with your youth group or school class? Just send your written ticket request for your group of children, teenagers or students to our visitor service:

Semperoper Dresden
Visitor Service
Petjula Schanze
Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden
Phone +49 351 4911 709

Family Performances

An adult accompanied by one child will receive a discount of up to 50% on the evening box office price (minimum ticket price of 12 Euro for categories 1-5). Children only pay 5 Euro. The family discount for adults is only valid, when adults are accompanied by the respective children on admission at the entrance. Otherwise, the differential amount against the normal price must be paid. Discounts cannot be claimed on already purchased tickets. Please note that infants, young children and prams cannot be taken into a performance.

Introductions for children and families

Staff of our Semperoper Education department offer interactive introductions for children and families to selected productions and performances. The introductions take place in the opera cellar. Start: 45 min before curtain-up; duration: around 20 min.

Please check the Calendar for family introductions.

Family Introductions 2022/23  

»Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute«
Sun, 27 September 2022, 2 p.m.
Sun, 4 December 2022, 2 p.m.

Sun, 12 March 2023, 2 p.m.
Sun, 28 May 2023, 2 p.m.

»La Cenerentola / Cinderella«
Sun, 25 June 2023, 3 p.m.

Matinee Performances

Especially seniors have the chance to visit performances to a good price (midday, afternoon). Performances with tickets priced 6 Euro and above (category B) can be visited.

Additionally, seniors also have the option to buy a cost-effective senior subscription. This subscription includes three performances. You enjoy a price advantage of 50 percent discount against the normal price.

Dresden Days

The following special prices are offered exclusively at the box office in the Schinkelwache for the following performances in seating categories 1 to 3. Up to four tickets can be booked per person. Discounts are not offered on previously purchased tickets.

Price category 1  28.50 euros
Price category 2  26 euros
Price category 3  21 euros

Dresden Special

Due to the current situation, the Dresden Special will be suspended.

A special ticket offer for all local residents! The Semperoper Dresden reserves a number of tickets for last-minute customers who wish to attend popular performances. On the first Saturday of the month, you have the unique opportunity to purchase remaining tickets for the following month’s performances exclusively from the daytime box office in the Schinkelwache.

Introductory talks

Your personal opera guide! At these introductory talks, the dramaturges of the Semperoper Dresden divulge interesting facts about the respective opera or ballet, explain the background to the production, give insights into the score and much, much more. The talks, which are free of charge for all ticket holders, are held before performances of new productions as well as before selected returning works. In the Semperoper they begin 45 minutes before curtain-up in the cellar of the opera house, in Semper Zwei they begin 25 minutes before the performance in the foyer. We look forward to seeing you!

Please check the Calendar for introductory talks.

After-show discussions: Opera and Ballet

In cooperation with Opernclub e.V. and Ballettfreunde Semperoper e.V., we are offering moderated after-show discussions, in which audience members can talk about, debate and question what they have seen with our artistic team. These after-show discussions will be held either in the opera cellar or in Semper Zwei following a selected performance of (almost) every new opera or ballet production. Audience members can attend free of charge.

Due to the subject matter of »4.48 Psychosis«, there will be a discussion and the chance to exchange views after each performance of this work in Semper Zwei.



Oper Premiere


Dramma lirico in one prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi Concert performance in Italian with German and English surtitles