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Evening Box Office

The evening box office at each theatre opens one hour before the beginning of performance.
If you pickup tickets payed for by credit card, please provide the credit card and your identity card at the box office.

can i exchange tickets?

Tickets which are already paid cannot be returned or exchanged. You can offer tickets for performances of the Bavarian State Opera that you cannot use in our  TICKET EXCHANGE PLATFORM.


Use of cloakrooms is free of charge at all Bavarian State Theatres.

Customer No.

Your customer number applies to all Bavarian State Theatres in Munich.  

Evening Box offices

The evening box offices open at the venue in question one hour before the performance begins. Guests picking up tickets paid for by credit card are requested to present their credit card and ID.

Gift Vouchers

for all theatres at any price can be ordered by post, telephone, online or can be bought at the box office.  


can be booked at  these theatres:
Bayerische Staatsoper
Bayerische Theaterakademie 

MVV (Munich public transport)

On the day of the performance, you can use all ordinary admission tickets as public transport tickets from 3 pm – or, in the case of performances before 6 pm, from three hours before curtain rise – up to the end of the day’s public transport service. The tickets can be used on all forms of MVV public transport. This does not apply to admission tickets for performances by the Bayerische Theaterakademie (Bavarian Theatre Academy).

Numbering of seats

In the main venues, all seats (stalls, balcony and upper balconies) on the left-hand side of the hall have consecutive odd numbers and all spaces on the right-hand side of the hall have consecutive even numbers, i.e. seats numbered 102 and 104 are directly adjacent to each other. There are a few exceptions to this rule in the balcony seats of the Cuvilliéstheater.  

Obtaining tickets

You can choose to have your tickets posted to you, to pick them up from the box office during the day or evening or to use the “TicketDirekt” option (and print them out yourself). Please be aware that tickets can only sent by post 10 days (within Germany) and 14 days (to any other country) prior to the performance.


Nationaltheater and Residenztheater
Bayerische Theaterakademie

Personalization of tickets

This is necessary for “TicketDirekt” tickets and means you have to fill in a mask the name, surname and date of birth of the visitor. Please mind that only personalized tickets in combination with a valid ID will be accepted as tickets for the Munich Public Transport MVV.  

Standing room, Listening-only seats and score-desk seats

Please be aware when booking seats that tickets marked »Stehpl.« are standing-room! Seats marked as »Hörer« i. e. »Part.« are seats with absolutely no view to the stage. Seats marked “Part” have a little lamp for the reading score.


Seats in the stalls are not separated by an aisle.


Due to the architecture of the Nationaltheater, surtitles cannot be seen from all seats. Here you find an overview of seats with a limited view or no view of the surtitles in the Nationaltheater.  

Theatre restaurants

Bayerische Theaterakademie  


Bayerische Staatsoper
Bayerische Theaterakademie 
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz