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
Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm 
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Armin Petras

*1964 in Meschede/Sauerland
Armin Petras and his parents moved to the GDR in 1969. From 1985 to 1987, he studied stage direction at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. He co-founded the independent theatre company Medea Ost and staged Heiner Müller’s Wolokolamsker Chaussee 1-3 at the Nordhausen Theatre in 1987. In 1988, Armin Petras emigrated to the FRG. He worked as assistant director at the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt (TAT) and at the Münchner Kammerspiele. After the collapse of the GDR, he staged plays at the Kleist Theatre in Frankfurt/Oder, at the Chemnitz Theatre, at the Freie Kammerspiele Magdeburg, at the Schauspiel Leipzig, at the National Theatre of Mannheim, at the Volkstheater Rostock, at the Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, at the Schauspiel Hannover, at the Münchner Kammerspiele and at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg, among others. From 1996 to 1999, Armin Petras was head director of the Nordhausen Theatre and permanent director in Leipzig, from 1999 to 2002, he was the director of drama department of  the Staatstheater Kassel. In 2002, he started to work as permanent director for the Schauspiel Frankfurt, directing the Schmidstraße stage from 2003 to 2006.
From 2006 to 2013, he was the artistic director of the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. In 2013 he took over the same functions at the Schauspiel Stuttgart.
In 2005, Armin Petras was awarded with the Lessing Prize of the Free State of Saxony.
He is the most important director for plays written by the dramatist Fritz Kater. He staged Fritz Kater‘s zeit zu lieben zeit zu sterben, a play for which the playwright received the Drama Award of Mülheim and was elected “Dramatist of the year” after an annual survey carried out by the theatre journal “Theater heute”. Fritz Kater received the same honours in 2004 for We are camera / jasonmaterial.
Both texts staged by Armin Petras were invited to the Theatertreffen in Berlin. Further plays written by Fritz Kater that were directed by Armin Petras include, among others, Sterne über Mansfeld (world premiere in 2004), 3 von 5 Millionen (world premiere in 2005), Abalon, one nite in Bangkok (world premiere in 2006), Tanzen! (world premiere in 2006), Heaven (zu tristan) (world premiere in 2007) We are blood (world premiere in 2010) and Demenz depression und revolution (2013). In 2008, Fritz Kater received the Else Lasker-Schüler Drama Award for his complete works.
Armin Petras has been a member of the German Academy of Performing Arts (Deutschen Akademie der Darstellenden Künste) since 2013.

Schauspiel Stuttgart, Portrait von Armin Petras, Foto: Fabian Schellhorn
Foto: Fabian Schellhorn
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