Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area. There you can select the seats by clicking on them.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site.

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions and our information regarding privacy policy (in German) as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalisation during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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Phone: (+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90
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Schauspiel Stuttgart, Tod eines Handlungsreisenden, Foto: Julian Röder

Tod eines Handlungsreisenden

(Death of a Salesman)

by Arthur Miller
He is losing his foothold, slowly but surely: Willy Loman, a travelling salesman for the past 36 years, seems to be running on empty. He can’t keep up in the business world. The innumerable car trips are a pain. His regular customers have moved or passed away. He is under more and more pressure to continue to fulfill financial and social expectations. His performance and success suddenly dwindle. His family is dominated by lies, speechlessness and a great love. In desperation, he flees into the worlds of memories and fantasies. He can’t face his own failure.
When Willy then finally loses his job, his entire existence is questioned. He is overcome by fear. The threat: a loss of prestige, family ruin, desperation and the inability to maintain a level of self-respect. Loman sees only one way out: suicide, planned as a car accident, in order to cash in on insurance money for the family.
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which premiered in 1949, was directed by Elia Kazan and received numerous awards. It is the story of a loss of identity and social tragedy. Loman is a victim of the unconditional American dream of success and prosperity. “The show must go on”.

a picture (without a frame, unfinished at the edges): suburban street. Late fall. Rear view of a man with a short-legged gait, small hat brim, almost no neck, long coat, two suitcases in hand, heading towards a wall of fog (behind it, in it – who knows – a forest or maybe more suburban homes). He may be thinking of the various doorbells – he knows all of the them, yes, even the one with the BIGBEN – he always had to laugh then, that’s his brother’s name: Ben, BIGBEN, Ben, Ben, Ben... – and then certainly thinking of: which mask is actually your true face, or certainly of: damn wedding anniversary, or or or… YOU CAN BUY A DREAM OR TWO… or stand in the fog, the stage set for the life of the short-legged man and he hits his head on the sound of the refrigerator. Ouch! and he turns around, kind of like as though he had been tapped on the shoulder, but this time there really is no one there. No one there. Just like the little crack that sometimes opens up when he does his rounds between doorbell and doorbell, the door is held by the chain, and a child’s face appears and he looks down… HEY, LITTLE MAN, IS YOUR DAD HOME… this kind of door has been opening up again and again recently, and there really is no one in that little crack. Oh, this really is the end! This is death, he thinks. Or have I already cracked?! Set down the suitcase. Take off the hat, handkerchief takes the sweat off of his almost bald head, fold it, put it away, the thing needs to be washed. And then the red-haired woman, who is only wearing the seam of her stockings, which wraps around her body from there, klackklack the penny under her heels, a penny saved is a penny earned… YOU CAN BUY A DREAM OR TWO... and a kiss, yes a kiss on the old lips of the short-legged man. The dealer of nothing, the dream dealer, the service provider, Willy. Loman. Low man. Little man. Dead man.
Robert Borgmann

Regie und Bühne: Robert Borgmann
Costumes: Birgit Bungum
Music: webermichelson
Video: Lianne van de Laar
Lighting: Gregor Roth
Dramaturgy: Jan Hein
Fotos: Julian Röder
May 7, 2016, Schauspielhaus
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