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Box Office Hours

Grosse Theaterstraße 25
D-20354 Hamburg

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T: +49 (0)40 35 68 68
F: +49 (0)40 35 68 610

Mo-Sa  10.00 PM to 6.30 PM

During summer break (July 18 to August 14, 2016)
Mo-Fr  10.00 AM to 6.30 PM
Sa  10.00 AM to 2.00 PM


Online Booking
Select and purchase tickets easily and conveniently at We charge a reduced postage fee of € 2.50 for tickets that have been purchased online.
For performances at the Opera House we recommend "Print at Home", for which there is no additional costs.


Advance Ticket Sales Dates
You can already purchase tickets for performances in September and October, 2016. You can obtain tickets for these performances from us during the summer break. The advanced ticket sales for all other 2016/2017 season performances start on Monday, September 5, 2016 (only for subscribers) or on Monday, September 12, 2016 (for all other customers, online and at advance ticket offices).

28 days before every performance there are a restricted number of tickets available for last-minute advance tickets for all performances. The advance ticket sales for the Nijinsky Gala and the ballet workshops are exempt from these regulations.


For ballet workshops
On June 6, 2016 from 10.00 AM at the Große Theaterstraße 25 box of ce (maximum 2 tickets per customer and household) and by phone on +49 (0)40 35 68 68. Online reservations, bookings or written orders (fax, email or letter) are not possible. A limited number of tickets are reserved for people aged over 70 or who have a severely disabled pass, which can then be booked by phone. The appropriate pass must be presented when the tickets are collected.


For the Nijinsky Gala
Enquiries are only accepted by post between June 8 and June 11, 2016 (only with a sufficiently franked envelope):

Hamburgische Staatsoper
Kartenservice/ Galabestellung
Große Theaterstrasse 25
20354 Hamburg

It is not possible to submit orders by phone or in person, make online bookings or purchase tickets at the box office. Enquiries that we receive during these dates will be processed in the order that they are recived. Please state your name, address, customer number if applicable, number of tickets and price category (maximum of 2 tickets per customer and household) so that they are clearly legible (illegible enquiries cannot be considered) and choose between paying by direct debit or credit card. Please provide your bank details or credit card details including expiry date and security code. Enquiries that had to be turned down last year will be given priority if resubmitted and received by us during the dates mentioned. Only those people who receive a positive response will be informed from June 15, 2016 on.


Other Advance Booking Offices
Tickets are also available from some private booking offices in Hamburg and across Northern Germany.


Tickets can be paid for at the box office in cash, by debit card or by credit card.  Orders in writing as well as orders placed over the telephone must be paid for using a debit or credit card, or via direct debit.

We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express (this also applies to online bookings.

Orders submitted in writing or by telephone must be collected and paid for within seven days of receipt of the reservation confirmation. The exact collection deadline will be written on your order confirmation or confirmed during your telephone call. We can send tickets by post if requested – there is a € 5 charge per dispatch, and tickets will only be dispatched once payment is received. Written orders will be processed in the order that they are received. Tickets that have already been paid for cannot be returned or exchanged.

A list of general business conditions in German is available can be found here


Evening Box Office
The evening box office opens 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance. The Ticket sales for the performance on that evening have priority over advance bookings.


Information can be obtained from our box-office, subscriptions
T: +49 (0)40 35 68 68

During summer break (July 18 to August 14, 2016)
Mo-Fr  10.00 AM to 6.30 PM
Sa  10.00 AM to 2.00 PM


Special Offers
OperaCard – one year opera/ballet at half price – € 99,- only! One week prior a given performance
VarioCard for € 30,- up to 15% discount
YouthCard (for under 30's) and FamilyCard for € 15,- each!

More information: +49 (0)40 35 68 68


Free Bus and Subway
You can travel free by bus or subway prior and after the performance with your seat-ticket with Hamburg Transports Network (HVV).




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