Opera without barriers
We always strive to ensure that your visit to the Semperopera Dresden is as pleasant as possible. Physical disability should not in any way prevent you from enjoying the beauty of our house, but please understand that in a few cases we are unable to remove access barriers due to the historic architecture.
This short guide is intended to make your visit as straightforward as possible.
Two accesses for wheelchair users are located on both sides of the Semperoper. Several disabled parking spaces can be found opposite the Italienisches Dörfchen restaurant (on the right side of the Semperoper, facing the Elbe river), from where you can easily enter the opera house from ground level. Cars are permitted to park briefly on the right of the opera house to drop off and collect visitors. Please note that in general the Theaterplatz is a no-parking zone.
The tram stop at Theaterplatz, around 100 meters from the Semperoper, is designed for easy access by persons with limited mobility, but perhaps the stops Altmarkt and Postplatz, which are also close, might be more comfortable.
Tramline 8 (direction Hellerau) from the main station in Dresden or tramline 9 (direction Kaditz) from the train station North take you directly to the Theaterplatz.
Due to constructions works on the bridge »Augustusbrücke«, the stop Theaterplatz cannot be served by the trams until presumably autumn 2019. Please use tramline 11 (direction Bühlau) from Hauptbahnhof Nord to Postplatz.
Two accesses for wheelchair users are located on both sides of the Semperoper. A small ramp leads directly to the building entrance. Our staff will be happy to offer any assistance you may require.
Lift, wheelchair spaces, and disables toilets
The lift, located beside the cloakroom on the right-hand side (towards the Elbe), will bring you to the stalls and the first three circles.
A total of 13 spaces are reserved for wheelchair users in a range of price categories. Each space can be easily reached via the lift.
Due the historic nature of the Semperoper architecture, it has only been possible to install one toilet for wheelchair users. This is located on the ground floor behind the cloakroom, and can be reached through a doorway on the right-hand side.
Sound system for the hard of hearing
The Semperoper Dresden is equipped with an infra-red sound system for the hard of hearing. Specially designed hearing aids or receivers are generally required to pick up the inductive signal. Such devices can be borrowed from the cloakroom staff.
The Semper Zwei venue can be reached by car via the access from the Terrassenufer/Devrientstraße. Please ring the bell at the barrier to the separate parking lot of the Semper Opera House.
There is a handicapped-accessible car park right next to the entrance to Semper Zwei. In front of the entrance there is a special call system which can be used to reach a member of our staff who can help with access to the building. There is an elevator in the venue.
Up to two seats per performance are reserved for wheelchair users in the auditorium of Semper Zwei.
Disabled persons may purchase a reduced price ticket upon presentation of a valid pass. Carers indicated on the pass are also eligible for a concession. These reductions are only offered on tickets priced €12 and above, for price categories 1 to 5. Concessionary refunds cannot be given on previously purchased tickets.