The Staatstheater Stuttgart is regarded as Europe's largest three-division theatre. Opera, ballet and drama are both rich in tradition and keen to experiment and set new standards with their performances.
Centuries of tradition
Stuttgart Opera can look back on a tradition dating back to the 17th century. Today it is regarded as one of the world's leading opera houses and has already been awarded the "Opera House of the Year" prize six times. The opera choir was also awarded the title "Opera Choir of the Year" for the second time in 2012. The Stuttgart Ballet can also look back on a history dating back to the beginnings of the 17th century. From the 18th century onwards, choreographers turned Stuttgart into one of Europe's dance centres. In 1961 one of the most important choreographers in the world, John Cranko, worked here. It was not until 2011 that the ballet was awarded the title "Company of the Year".
"The most beautiful opera house in the world"
The opulent opera house in the castle garden with its 1400 seats serves as a stage for ballet and opera. Director Max Reinhardt once described it as the most beautiful opera house in the world.
The Stuttgart Schauspielhaus
Schauspiel Stuttgart is in no way inferior to ballet and opera. Intendant Hasko Weber makes the play one of the most interesting and innovative German-speaking stages. The repertoire comprises 30 pieces from antiquity to the present day. The Schauspiel Stuttgart was also awarded the title "Theater des Jahres 2006". The main stage for the play is the Schauspielhaus, which is currently being renovated.
How to get there
The Staatstheater Stuttgart has several playgrounds. The approach mentioned below refers to the opera house.
Coming from both directions on the A8, take the Stuttgart Degerloch exit. From the A81 coming from Würzbrug, Heilbronn take the exit Stuttgart - Feuerbach, Stuttgart - Zuffenhausen. Coming from Bodensee on the A 81, take the Stuttgart Zentrum exit. The parking garages underground garage Staatsgalerie, underground garage Schloßgarten, underground garage Landesbibliothek and the underground garage Landtag are not far away.
By public transport
The Openrhaus is only a 10-minute walk from the main station.