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.

Internet ticket sales  

Tickets can be booked online at by providing your credit card details (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Diners Club) or by Sofort instant bank transfer. The maximum number of tickets that can be booked may be limited per person and performance. There are no booking fees. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer discounts to disabled guests when booking online; subsequent discounts are not granted on purchased tickets.

Print@Home / Smartphone-Ticket  

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 Moreover you can download your ticket on your Smartphone. A unique QR-Code ensures the validity of your tickets.

Ticket order by phone, e-mail and fax  

Phone +49 351 4911 705 Visitor Service
Phone +49 351 4911 718 Group Service
Fax +49 351 4911 700

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.

Ticket delivery / collection and Evening Box Office  

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. Due to corona-related hygiene rules, standing room is currently not available at the box office. Please note that tickets can only be purchased at the evening box office if you provide your customer data.

The Evening Box Office in Semper Zwei and in the Ballet Hall opens 1/2 hour before the scheduled performance. 

Ticket returns  

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.

Theatre tickets also valid for the VVO transport network  

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 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

ERV Ticket insurance  

With ERV ticket insurance 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 ERV. 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.

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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 (EV)  

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

Exklusive events and organizers


Music theatre for everyone aged 6 and above by Zad Moultaka Performed in German

Melodramma in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles