Just like on the big stage, our productions and projects for children and young people strive to put the audience’s emotions at their centre and enable young people to identify with our fictional characters.

Our KIDS & CO programme creates productions, workshops and other projects for children of all age groups and their families. Here, you’ll find the complete schedule, our online offers and materials to print out at home.

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Opera is an experience for the whole family. We therefore offer family tickets for selected opera and ballet performances.  All family performances are preceded by introductions especially for children and young people. The work and the production are introduced and the visitors are prepared for the performance. Participants in the productions are often guests and talk about their personal experiences. The introductions take place 45 minutes before the performance begins. The age information provides an orientation as to the age at which the performances are recommended and is binding.


Bei Führungen durch das Nationaltheater können Kinder Opernluft schnuppern und durch einen Blick hinter die Kulissen einen ersten Kontakt zur Opern- und Ballettwelt erleben. Neben der persönlichen Entdeckung soll die Lust auf Oper, Tanz und Musik geweckt werden.

Buchung nach individueller Terminabsprache unter:
[email protected]
+49 89 21 85 10 25


With our SpielOpera and SpielBallet workshops, we offer children a playful way to discover the world of opera and ballet. Art becomes tangible, the children get to know the characters and plot, and experiment with music and movement. Almost in passing, the children become experts of the respective production and can show off their knowledge when visiting the family performance with their parents afterwards. SpielOpera workshops are joined by singers, SpielBallet workshops include a ballet coaching in one of our rehearsal rooms.

We also offer SpielOpera and SpielBallet workshops for families, offering children and their parents the opportunity to explore a production together.

Prior experience is not required.

Duration: 90 minutes 

Karten für Kinder und Familien


Karten für die Vorstellungen der Kind&Co Produktionen können Sie ganz einfach über den Ticketlink im jeweiligen Termin erhalten. Alle Vorstellungen finden auf der Großen Probenbühne statt. Kinder und Jugendliche zahlen auf allen Plätzen 8€.


In den Familienvorstellungen zahlen Kinder und Jugendliche unter 18 Jahren in Begleitung Erwachsener auf allen Plätzen € 10.

Vor allen Familienvorstellungen finden Einführungen speziell nur für Kinder bzw. Jugendliche statt. Das Werk und die Inszenierung werden vorgestellt und die Besucher:innen auf die Aufführung vorbereitet. Mitwirkende der Produktion sind oftmals zu Gast und berichten hautnah von ihren Erfahrungen. Die Einführungen finden jeweils 45 Minuten vor Aufführungsbeginn statt.
Die Karten sind für € 3 in Kombination mit einer Karte für die entsprechende Vorstellung erhältlich. 

Bestellen Sie Kindertickets bis einen Monat vor der Vorstellung über den „Karten bestellen”-Link in unserem Spielplan
Sobald der freie Verkauf begonnen hat, können reduzierte Kinderkarten nur noch an unserer Tageskasse oder telefonisch gekauft werden:

Tageskasse der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Marstallplatz 5
80539 München
[email protected]
+49 89 21 85 19 20
Öffnungszeiten: Mo – Sa, 10.00 – 19.00 Uhr

Die Kinderkarten werden nur in Verbindung mit mindestens einer „Erwachsenen“-Karte ausgegeben. Eine Mischung von Preiskategorien ist leider nicht möglich, es sei denn, die Plätze liegen nebeneinander.


Our website for children ( invites young and old opera lovers to explore the virtual opera house with our Maestro Margarini. It offers useful information and fun quizzes as well as games for children as young as 5.

Whether it’s getting dressed up in our costume storage or playing the lighting game, where you help a young ballerina on her way to fame, this is the ideal setting for young opera lovers to discover all areas of an opera house. As stage managers in our newest game, they get to manage a performance of L’elisir d’amore by themselves. Maestro Margarini is by their side the entire time, giving a helping hand to our smallest fans.


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When theatres had to close during the pandemic, our Kids & Co team developed games and concepts for activities at home, centered on several of our productions. Here, you can find all our materials for [email protected]:


●    Memory game for Der Schneesturm
●    SpielOpera Hänsel and Gretel in the living room – Playing at home
●    La Bohéme at home
●    Craft instruction for a Coppélia puppet
●    SpielBallett in the living room – tape your selfie-dance and send it to us
●    Ballet crossword puzzle
●    Opera crossword puzzle


●    SpielOper in the living room – Let’s warm up!
●    SpielOper in the living room – Let’s sing together!
●    Little opera guide about L’elisir d’amore
●    Little ballet guide about Coppélia
●    Samba at home with OperCussion


Many children and young people have a musical talent. However, without the right cultural offers and a school or parents who provide access to musical education, these talents often remain hidden. Smartphones, tablets and apps, however, have become part of young people’s everyday lives. app2music_DE offers workshops with professional musicians, using productions of the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayerisches Staatsballett. With the technology they use every day, the students playfully discover their talents and use them. They explore their creativity and join a community of other music fans, discovering new possibilities: they form iPad bands, produce beats and sound collages, improvise, cover their favourite songs, compose their own music and perform it live. In workshops and jam sessions, the young musicians learn to use different apps and play real instruments and immediately employ their newly found abilities. This project is made possible through our cooperation with the Kreisjugendring München-Stadt and app2music e. V.

You can find more info about the workshops and registration process here.

app2music_DE is financed by the ministry for education and research in the context of „Kultur macht stark“ (Culture makes us strong).

Want to support our children and youth program? Become a member of the Campus Friends.

Circle members actively help bring the world of opera, ballet, and orchestra to children and teens with their contributions.

For questions about membership, please contact:

Alina Schaefer
Campus Friends

T +49. (0)89.2185 1040
[email protected]


Overall Direction/Artistic Direction Catherine Leiter
Project ManagementJulia Kessler-Knopp
Music theatre education Sophia Bleyhl 
Dance educationSimone Endres

[email protected]
+49 89 21 85 10 38