Would you like to complete a subscription of the 2019/20 season or join an already-running subscription? Our subscription service advises you via Tel. (040) 35 68 800 or in person during the opening hours (Mon-Sat 10 am-6.30 pm, closed on Sundays and public holidays) about the possibilities.
Subscribers save money, compared to the single ticket price.
Young people under the age of 30 can book all subscription series of the State Opera at a special youth rate with a 50% discount, compared to the normal subscription price!
Try our subscriptions: New subscribers in all series with 8 opera or ballet performances can decide whether they want to continue the subscription after the first three performances. If you stick to it, you do not have to do anything, because you receive a subscription card for the entire season at the beginning of the season. If you did not like it, just let us know at the latest one week after the third performance that you would like to cancel the subscription. Already paid amounts will then be refunded pro rata. The beginners' option expires as soon as any performance has been exchanged.
Subscribers have the same seat for all performances – except for subscriptions with a free choice of performances.
Starting on Thursday, May 7, 2020, subscribers will have the opportunity to secure additional tickets for the performances of the entire 2020/21 opera and ballet season. These are available directly at the ticket office of the State Opera or by calling +49 (40) 35 68 68: you can buy one ticket per performance per subscription in seating groups 1-7 at a discount of 10%. If these additional tickets are for children or teenagers up to the age of 18, they only cost € 10.00.
During the 2020/21 season, State Opera subscribers also have the option to buy additional and preferential tickets for concerts of the Philharmonic State Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie, starting on May 7, 2020. Due to high demand, tickets to concerts at the main auditorium are limited to two tickets per concert programme and a total of six tickets for the season. The subscriber's discount applies to all concerts on sale, with the exception of the New Year's Eve Concert and other special concerts in the main auditorium of the Elbphilharmonie.
The subscription card that entitles you to visit any of the performances you have booked is also transferable to other persons. Subscription seats acquired at the children's or youth rate can only be used by other people of the same age group.
Your subscription card is valid as a ticket for HVV transportation (including the express bus) on the day of your subscription for the round trip throughout the fare area.
In case of postal delivery of additional purchased tickets, the shipping fee is waived for subscribers.
If you are unable to attend on subscription dates, no problem: you can exchange all tickets for regular subscription series without limit. Just inform us of your request to exchange our subscription service by 1 pm on the previous working day (for performances on weekends, by 1 pm on Friday). The subscription card does not have to be presented for this purpose. You can then either acquire a credit in the amount of the pro-rated subscription price or use this directly to purchase a ticket for another performance. The credit is valid until the end of the season. When redeeming the credit you can usually take advantage of a discount of 10% compared to the cash price.
All subscriptions are available from the Hamburg State Opera's Ticket Office. We would be happy to advise you!
Große Theaterstraße 25
Tel. +49 (40) 35 68 800
Fax +49 (40) 35 68 610
Mon – Sat: 10.00 am to 6.30 pm (from August 1-29, 2020, Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm)
During the theatre holidays, the Ticket Office will be closed between July 6 and 26, 2020.
Please order your subscriptions using the online order form at www.staatsoper-hamburg.de. We regret to inform you that email orders are not possible.
Please note: Orders for subscriptions to the concerts of the Philharmonic State Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie will be accepted only during the period from February 11, 2020 to March 2, 2020. You will receive an email receipt of your order if we have your email address on file. If the number of orders received by March 2, 2020 exceeds the number of available seats, orders will be filled randomly by drawing lots, regardless of the date the order was received. If we are able to fulfil your order for a subscription, you will be informed by mid-April 2020. Subscription cards and invoices will be mailed out in mid-June 2020. Orders for these subscriptions received after March 2, 2020 will be filled in the order they are received, if there are still seating capacities available.
All other subscriptions may be ordered from February 11, 2020 onwards; these will be filled in the order they are received. We will send out confirmations as soon as we can.