How to get tickets

Buying tickets made easy

Here you find all information about the purchase of tickets for all available performances at the Semperoper Dresden.

At semperoper.de/en it is possible to book up to 15 tickets online using PayPal or credit card. The maximum number of tickets that can be booked per person and performance may be limited. There are no additional booking fees. This also applies when purchasing tickets to family performances, subscriptions or several performances in a discount package.

Discounts for disability are not offered on tickets purchased online. In this case, please contact the Visitor Service of the Semperoper Dresden. Discounts cannot be claimed on already purchased tickets.

Calendar

The easiest and fastest way to get hold of your tickets: Using the Print@Home system you can easily and securely purchase and print your desired tickets and gift vouchers by visiting semperoper.de. Moreover you can download your ticket on your Smartphone. A unique QR-Code ensures the validity of your tickets.

Phone +49 351 4911 705 Visitor Service
Phone +49 351 4911 718 Group Service
Fax +49 351 4911 700
E-mail bestellung@semperoper.de

We are happy to take your ticket reservations by phone, e-mail or in person at our box office in the Schinkelwache. Please provide the following details with your order: the desired performance (date & time), number of required tickets, preferred seating category, customer number (if available), your name and address as well as your telephone number or email address. Payment can be made by bank transfer upon receipt of invoice, by credit card or in person at the box office. Payment upon receipt of invoice is no longer possible three weeks or less before the performance; in this case tickets must be purchased by credit card or directly at the box office. 

All bookings are binding and will be confirmed in writing.

Price categories A-T, SON: Seating plan: Opera and Ballet I
Price categories CC, ZU (Semperoper): Seating plan: Opera and Ballet II & Extras
Price categories KON: Seating plan: Concert
Price categories ZU (Semper Zwei): Seating plan: Semper Zwei
Price categories KULT: Seating plan: Kulturpalast
Price categories FK: Seating plan: Frauenkirche (Frauenkirche Church)
Price category EV: Exclusive Event

* Files are downloaded at your own risk. The Semperoper cannot guarantee the success of the download or the functionality of the downloaded files on your computer system. Downloads may only be used in accordance with the intended purpose.

If requested, tickets will be sent by post as soon as payment is received. If there is insufficient time for postal delivery (10 days or less before the scheduled performance date) your tickets will be held at the evening box office under your name, customer number or the specified order number. Proof of purchase is required (order confirmation, email confirmation, etc) and tickets should be collected no later than 30 minutes before the performance. Prepaid tickets can also be sent as Print@Home tickets by email on request.

The evening box office in the Semperoper opens 1 hour before the scheduled performance.

The evening box office in Semper Zwei and in the Ballet Hall opens 1/2 hour before the scheduled performance. 

Paid tickets cannot be returned or exchanged. It is possible to give cards in commission from 3 months up to 2 working days before the respective event date. This option will only be offered if there are less than 300 remaining tickets (with the exception of the commission regulations within the scope of the subscription conditions and group conditions). This regulation does not apply to exclusive events, third-party events and guest performances. Tickets can only be accepted on commission if they are in their original form. If tickets have been taken in commission, this cannot be cancelled. The Semperoper Dresden is not obliged to offer these tickets primarily for resale. No guarantee can be given for the resale or refund of the ticket price. The invoicing is generally made after the performance. The commission fee per resold ticket is 10 percent of the ticket price (minimum 6 Euro per ticket). Tickets that are not resold will be returned to you.

Tickets already purchased for performances cancelled by the Semperoper will be refunded. A ticket return form is available for this purpose.

Ticket returns

Although we will do our best to process your refund as quickly as possible, due to the large number of ticket cancellations it may take us a while to successively deal with all requests. Please refrain from making inquiries, also to ensure that the refund is processed as quickly as possible. In this regard, we kindly ask for your patience.

Tickets for the Saxon State Theatres entitle the holder to travel on the entire public transport network of Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe where you see the »VVO« logo. This offer enables guests of the Semperoper and the Staatsschauspiel (State Playhouse Dresden) to travel to and from booked events by VVO public transport without having to buy an additional ticket.

The so-called »KombiTicket« is valid for a period of four hours before the event to eight hours post-event on all S-Bahn trains, regional trains, trams, buses and Elbe ferries between Altenberg and Hoyerswerda, Riesa and Sebnitz. The offer applies to most events in the main venues of the Saxon State Theatres, in particular the Semperoper and Semper Zwei. Please note the following exceptions and special cases:

  • The KombiTicket is not valid for free and low-price events, e.g. Premiere Teasers.
  • The KombiTicket is not valid for guest performances and third-party events.
  • The KombiTicket is not valid for complimentary tickets of any kind, sponsor tickets, press tickets, etc.
  • The KombiTicket is not valid for school groups, teachers and students, as such tickets are already very inexpensive or reduced in price.

All KombiTickets can be recognised by the VVO logo. 

Website of the VVO transport network

With ERGO ticket insurance (former ERV) you can quickly and inexpensively insure your purchased ticket(s), including any fees, for your planned visit to the opera. The insurance is offered through a separate contract with ERGO. Coverage begins with your agreement to purchase the insurance offer, at the earliest however with the acquisition of the ticket and ends with expiry of the indicated event. Please note that tickets can only be insured within 3 working days of the date of ticket purchase.

Click here for ticket insurance (website of the ERGO ticket insurance, in German only)

If you have taken out a ticket insurance with ERGO ticket insurance (former ERV) and are unable to attend a performance at the Semperoper due to an insured event, you can apply for your reimbursement quickly and easily online:

Request reimbursement (website of the ERGO ticket insurance, in German only)

As a special offer, a 30-minute short guided tour by our partner Semperoper erleben takes place before selected performances in the Semperoper (indicated in the schedule under INFO). During the short tour, you will stroll through the foyers and vestibules and can get in the mood for your opera visit in a festive atmosphere.

The short guided tour at the exclusive price of 10 euros per person begins 75 minutes before the performance starts (15 minutes before the opera house opens). The meeting point is the entrance to the Semperoper towards the river Elbe. Tickets for the guided tour are only valid together with a ticket for the subsequent performance. The tickets for the guided tour can be added to the purchase of the performance tickets.

Supertitles are a complementary service to which there is no claim. They are not part of the ticket price. If a performance is not accompanied by supertitles or if the supertitles cannot be read or only partially read from some seating areas, there is no entitlement to a ticket refund or concession.

Exclusive events are marked EV in the calendar. Tickets for these performances can be obtained from the respective organizer.

Exklusive events and organizers

We constantly receive requests from individuals wishing to support the Semperoper with a donation.

This is possible in two ways: You can support the general artistic work of the Semperoper by bank transfer or make an online donation to a specific project of your choice. Please follow the link for further information:

Donations

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Conductor: Susanna Mälkki