How to get tickets

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

Special booking conditions for the performances of the replacement schedule  

There will be no automatic rebookings to the performances of the replacement schedule; all tickets for the originally scheduled performances up to the end of the 2020/21 season will lose their validity and will be refunded.

In addition, the following booking conditions apply for the performances of the revised programme:

  • Tickets can only be booked if you provide your customer data.
  • Tickets are not transferable. Only personalized tickets are permitted.
  • A maximum of two people can sit next to each other. Two seats next to each other can only be occupied by persons of the same household or by two friends.

Information on Print@Home-Ticket

GTC: Special regulations for Corona

Ticket returns due to cancelled performances  

All originally scheduled performances of the Semperoper Dresden until the end of the 2020/21 season are cancelled and will be replaced by an alternative schedule. Already purchased tickets lose their validity and will be refunded. Please use the following form for ticket refunds:

Ticket returns

Although we will do our best to process your refund as quickly as possible, it may take us until autumn to successively deal with all requests. In this regard, we kindly ask for your patience.

We will provide details of the altered programme as soon as possible. In the coming weeks, it will be determined which of the originally planned premieres and performances are to be included in the replacement schedule.

Internet ticket sales  

On it is possible to book up to 15 tickets for the performances using your credit card or by means of the payment system giropay. The maximum number of tickets that can be booked may be limited per person and performance. Concessions are unavailable for online bookings. The purchase is offered by the company to their terms and conditions. There is a system fee of 4 Euro per ticket. New: There are no booking fees from season 2021/22!

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.

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



Conductor: Manfred Honeck Works by Wagner and Shostakovich