Please note the changed advance booking deadlines. All details can be found here.

Booking Overview

Whether you plan in advance or decide last minute, there are several ways you can buy tickets for our performances. We have summarised the three possible methods for you here:


Ticket booking online
How to book tickets online

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Ticket quota 1 – orders via online form or e-mail / letter / fax

Postal and electronic requests are possible for all performances after the schedule has been published. Processing of such requests begins three months prior to the performance date requested. The quickest way to get your tickets is to include your credit card details (with expiry date) in the request. Should the demand for tickets on the due date be greater than the quantity of available tickets, allocations will be made by lot. The date on which the order was received will not be taken into consideration. You will be informed by letter or by e-mail if your ticket requests cannot be met. If processing has not yet begun, your ticket request can be cancelled at any time.

Due to the current situation, these deadlines are being postponed. The current deadlines for the remaining season 2020-21 can be found here.

There is a processing fee of 2 € per ticket.

Written orders can be sent to us by post, fax or email:

Bayerische Staatsoper Box Office
Marstallplatz 5 
80539 Munich
Fax +49.(0)89.21 85 19 03 

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Ticket quota 2 – direct sale: Box office, telephone and online sales

Booking commences two months prior to each performance. If this day is a Sunday or a bank holiday, booking starts on the working day prior to it. Ticket-Direkt tickets are available online.

Due to the current situation, these deadlines are being postponed. The current deadlines for the remaining season 2020-21 can be found here.

Please note that if there is especially high demand for a particular performance, tickets may be restricted to 2 per person. If a performance is heavily overbooked, the order form for ticket quota 1 can be deactivated beforehand.

Tickets that have been paid for cannot be returned or exchanged for other tickets. Cast changes or other changes affecting the course of a performance do not entitle the purchaser to return tickets. Please use our ticket exchange platform at www.staatsoper.de/kartenboerse

There is a booking fee of 2 € per ticket for every online purchase. You cannot purchase discounted tickets (exception: DramaPlus) or redeem subscription vouchers online. We do not accept returned tickets or discount tickets that have already been sold. You may purchase and redeem gift vouchers online.

Please take note of our online booking FAQs

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Evening Box Office

Bayerische Staatsoper Box Office in the National Theater
Main Entrance
Max-Joseph-Platz 2
80539 Munich
The evening box office opens one hour before the performance begins.

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Tickets for Young Adults (under 30) and further discounts

You can find all of the discounts available at the Bayerische Staatsoper here.

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Advance bookings: Munich Opera Festival 2021

All Festival orders are expected to be processed by the end of May. Orders not placed via the online form may be subject to an additional processing fee.  

Direct sales of all remaining tickets (online, counter, telephone) are expected to begin on 12.06.21.

The first sale originally planned for 16 January 2021 must unfortunately be cancelled. We see no possibility of carrying out this sale in compliance with hygiene regulations on site. All tickets for the Munich Opera Festival 2021 will be allocated via written sales. Any remaining tickets are expected to go on sale on 12 June.


Important notice

We strongly advise you to buy tickets only at the official advance booking offices (Zentraler Dienst der Bayerischen Staatstheater, Süddeutsche Zeitung Tickets and Zentraler Karten Vorverkauf). Other platforms do not cooperate with the Bayerische Staatsoper, so the validity of these tickets cannot be guaranteed by the Bayerische Staatsoper. We would like to expressly warn you against buying overpriced tickets on the platforms ebay, viagogo and others. These tickets may no longer be valid due to violations of our General Terms and Conditions. Please use our ticket exchange exclusively for the secondary market.

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Further information

Independent Ticket Vendors:
Süddeutsche Zeitung Tickets (Ticket counter: SZ-ServiceZentrum at Fürstenfelder Str. 7). Discounted tickets cannot be purchased at independent ticket vendors. We recommend purchasing tickets only at the vendors mentioned above. Other vendors do officially not cooperate with the Bayerischen Staatstheatern. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the validity of these tickets.

Ticket Sales for Private Events
It is possible to purchase unsold tickets for private events at the evening box office.  

Credit Card Service
American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard and Visa. EC cards are only accepted at the Box Office counter.

Events for the Friends of the Nationaltheater
Any remaining tickets for Friends of the National Theatre events can be purchased at the evening box office.

Subscription Performances
In the case of subscription performances, the number of available tickets in some price categories may be reduced.

Ticket Exchange
Individuals may sell their unwanted tickets at the original price via our Ticket Exchange.

Further Discounts
You can find all of the discounts available at the Bayerische Staatsoper here.


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