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!

News | 01.02.2019

Advance Ticket Sales
2019 International May Festival

Bookings open on 15 February at 15:30!
From 30 April to 31 May 2019 we once again invite the world to Wiesbaden! We are looking forward to an exceptional programme of opera, concerts, recitals, dance and drama. Advance ticket sales for the opera galas have already opened. The complete festival programme will be announced by Uwe Eric Laufenberg and his team at a press conference on 14 February 2019. Bookings for the full programme will then open on 15 February at 15:30. Join us for another glittering edition of the 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.

The 2016 International May Festival officially kicked off last night 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 operatic greats such as Matti Salminen and José Cura set to grace the stage, and visiting productions from some of Germany’s most celebrated stages – including Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, the Berliner Ensemble and Vienna’s Burgtheater – heading for Wiesbaden. For dance fans, there are productions by the Batsheva Dance Company, Ballett am Rhein (with a new piece by  Martin Schlepfer) and zero visibility corp. from Oslo, while the Youth Week towards the end of May offers a varied programme of international theatre catering specifically for children and young adults.
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