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.

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.

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 for performances in September and October 2020

Processing orders for September starts on Friday, 07 August 2020. Direct sales for these performances start on Tuesday, 18 August 2020. The processing of orders for October starts on Wednesday, 26 August 2020. Direct sales for these performances start on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

Further information can be found here.

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Advance bookings: Munich Opera Festival 2021

First sales day (approx. 450 tickets of categories V to VIII in the Nationaltheater, further tickets/categories for other venues): Saturday 16 January 2021, 10 am - 7 pm (only personalised sale with customer number and personal identification at the desk). Orders for the Munich Opera Festival (via online form or in writing, categories I to VIII) are possible as of now. 234 235 Processing begins on Monday 1 February 2021. An additional processing fee may be due for orders that are not submitted via the online form. All festival orders are expected to be processed by mid-March. Direct sale of all remaining tickets begins on Friday 26 March 2021.

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Advance bookings: Ballet Festival Week 2021

Written orders will be processed from Saturday 16 January 2021. Direct sales for the entire festival start on Monday 15 February 2021.

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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.

Advanced Bookings for the New Season
'Written' ticket requests can be completed any time after the new season has been announced. As with the usual ticket system, 'written' ticket requests are processed starting from three months before the respective performance while 'box office' ticket sales open online, via telephone and in person two months before the respective performance at 10 Am.

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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