News | 01.04.2022

Coronavirus

Current Information
Covid-related restrictions have fallen away, meaning that we are once again able to offer tickets at full capacity for all performances. The wearing of face masks is optional, but highly recommended.

  • Cancellations / changes: due to the current situation, cancellations and changes do still occur. Affected performances (whether cancellations or date changes) are marked accordingly in the online schedule.
  • Refunds: Patrons who gave us their bank details at the time of purchase will receive an automatic refund in due course. Those who paid cash, by credit card or PayPal, are requested to contact the Box Office to arrange for a refund, or kindly complete the refund form.
  • New advance ticket sales: owing to the large administrative volumes involved, advance ticket sales are staggered over time in order to remain flexible and react to any future changes in seating capacities. The exact booking start dates are marked accordingly in the online schedule, or can also be found HERE (German site).

News | 21.02.2022

2022 International May Festival

Tickets available now!
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Tickets for the 2022 International May Festival are on sale now!

News | 15.02.2022

2022 International May Festival

Programme out now!
At last the time has come: after the many Corona-related restrictions and cancellations of the past few years, the International May Festival is back! From 30 April to 31 May 2022, we are excited to present a sensational programme jam-packed with international visiting artists, outstanding galas and selected in-house productions.

Advance ticket sales start on Monday, 21 Feb. 2022 at 15:30.

News | 02.11.2020

Be a voice.

#SangUndKlanglos #AlarmstufeRot

Attention! On 14 and 15 June, the annual Wilhemstraße Festival "Theatrium" takes place around the theatre. ESWE will make use of articulated buses on the main lines during the festival period. Passengers in the city centre can make use of the bus stops "Luisenplatz", "Wilhelmstraße", "Dern'sches Gelände", "Webergasse" and "Kureck" to reach Wilhemstraße.

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.

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.

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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