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 semperoper.de 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.

If you create an account when booking online, you will be able to book tickets online even more easily in the future. If you wish to delete your account, please send us an e-mail to bestellung@semperoper.de

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 semperoper.de. 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
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.

Seats and prices (PDF*)  

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.

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. 

Special terms and conditions for the Richard Strauss Days in the Semperoper 2022/23  

Special terms and conditions apply to ticket sales for the »Richard Strauss Days at the Semperoper«.

In particular, tickets can initially be purchased solely as a package. Written orders only (i.e. by email, fax, letter or order form) will be accepted from 10 a.m. on 8 September to 18 September 2022 for seats in the loge (opera box) and seating groups 1 to 6. Orders received before 10 a.m. on 8 September 2022 will be ignored.

Any remaining tickets for individual performances will be released for sale at 10 a.m. on 1 December 2022.

Strauss Paket 1 – ZSTR1
Mo 3.4.2023, 17 Uhr Der Rosenkavalier
Mi 5.4.2023, 19 Uhr Arabella
Preis pro Person Euro 520 / 425 / 390 / 310 / 265 / 200 / 110

Strauss Paket 2 – ZSTR2
Fr 7.4.2023, 16 Uhr Arabella
Sa 8.4.2023, 19 Uhr Sonderkonzert der Sächsischen Staatskapelle mit Jakub Hrůša
Mo 10.4.2023, 16 Uhr Der Rosenkavalier
Preis pro Person Euro 614 / 503 / 456 / 364 / 308 / 227 / 126

Strauss Paket 3 – ZSTR3
Fr 14.4.2023, 19 Uhr Ariadne auf Naxos
Sa 15.4.2023, 19 Uhr 9. Symphoniekonzert
Preis pro Person Euro 288 / 244 / 210 / 179 / 148 / 99 / 61

Optional können folgende Veranstaltungen zu allen Paketen hinzu gebucht werden:

Mi 12.4.2023, 20 Uhr 5. Kammerabend
Preis pro Person Euro 10

Sa 15.4.2023 11 Uhr Matinee mit Liedern von Richard Strauss
Preis pro Person Euro 33 / 27 / 22 / 20 / 17 / 11 / 6

Special conditions of sale for the »Ring«-cycles 2022/23  

Special terms and conditions apply to ticket sales for the »Ring«-cycles: 

Note that tickets can initially be purchased only as a complete package for either cycle 1 or 2. Written orders only (i.e. by email, fax, letter or order form) will be accepted from 10 a.m. on 1 June to 12 June 2022 for seats in the loge (opera box) and seating groups 1 to 6. Orders received before 10 a.m. on 1 June 2022 will be ignored. If the request for tickets exceeds the number of tickets available, the decision will not be made by the receipt of the order, but by the drawing of lots. A maximum of two complete cycles can be ordered per booking.

Remaining tickets for individual performances will go on sale from 10 a.m. on 2 November 2022.

Ring cycle 1 – ZRZ1
Fri 27.1.2023, 6 p.m. Das Rheingold
Sat 28.1.2023, 4 p.m. Die Walküre
Mon 30.1.2023, 4 p.m. Siegfried
Wed 1.2.2023, 4 p.m. Götterdämmerung

Ring cycle 2 – ZRZ2
Sun 5.2.2023, 5 p.m. Das Rheingold
Mon 6.2.2023, 4 p.m. Die Walküre
Wed 8.2.2023, 4 p.m. Siegfried
Fri 10.2.2023, 4 p.m. Götterdämmerung

Price per cycle and person euros 1065 / 870 / 790 / 630 / 540 / 410 / 225

Ticket returns (commission)  

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.

Ticket returns due to cancelled performances  

Tickets already purchased for performances cancelled by the Semperoper (due to the Covid-19 pandemic or for scheduling reasons) 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.

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.

Click here for ticket insurance

Guided tour before the performance  

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  

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

Upcoming

19:00

Melodramma in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi Performed in Italian with German and English surtitles