The 2019 International May Festival officially kicked off on the evening of 30 April with an opening ceremony led by Artistic Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg and Mayor Sven Gerich in the Foyer of the Großes Haus. Festivalgoers can look forward to a month of awe-inspiring theatre, with over 50 productions on offer, including opera, drama, dance, concerts and a special programme for younger audiences.

News | 08.04.2019

2019/20 Season Online Now!

Advance ticket sales are open
Artistic Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg and his team announced the 2019/20 theatre season at a press conference today. The new programme booklet is now available from all the usual display locations in and around the theatre, as well as online. Advance ticket sales open at the Box Office at 10:00 on 9 April 2019. Tickets may also be reserved via the Webshop or by calling 0611.132 325.

News | 15.02.2019

2019 International May Festival
Bookings now open!

Secure the best seats
Ticket sales for the 2019 International May Festival opened at 15:30 on 15 February. All events and performances are now also available for online booking. Secure the best seats for the 2019 International May Festival!

An exciting 2018/19 season awaits! Our five season booklets, one for each theatre division, contain comprehensive information surrounding the productions and special events of the upcoming season. In addition, the separate Service booklet is jam-packed with useful information designed make your visit to the Wiesbaden State Theatre more enjoyable.

Special opening times will apply at the Box Office and Subscriptions Office during the Christmas period...

The Box Office will be open as follows during the Festive Season:

24 December: closed
25 December: Großes Haus 10:00 - 13:00 & 18:30 - 19:30 | Kleines Haus 18:30 - 19:30
26 December: Großes Haus 10:00 - 13:00 & 18:30 - 19:30 | Kleines Haus 15:00 - 16:00 & 17:00 - 18:00

Regular opening times resume on 27 December.

Holiday Opening Times

Box Office, Subscriptions & Groups Office on leave
The Box Office, as well as the Subscriptions & Groups Office will be closed during the annual summer holiday period. Please see below for the exact dates.

Please use the main menu above to navigate the site, or choose from one of the quick links below. The majority of our main pages are available in English, along with full production information and selected biographies. Please use the DE/EN language switch in the top right corner of your browser to toggle between the two languages.

On 29 May, Wagner's "Ring an 1 Abend" brought the 2016 International May Festival to a brilliant close in the sold-out Großes Haus. No less than 22 000 visitors attended the 48 performances of this year's tradition-rich festival.

Patrick Lange will take office at the start of the 2017/2018 season. As former principle conductor of the Komische Oper Berlin and winner of the European Culture Award, Lange enjoys a considerable international career, with appearances at the Bavarian State Opera, London's Covent Garden and the Sydney Opera House.