Venues and directions

Many roads lead to the opera – which one will you choose? The Staatsoper Stuttgart is right in the center of the city near the State Gallery, the castle and the Königsstraße right in the castle grounds. Whereever you are visiting a performance – whether at the opera house, the concert hall or the Nord – you can get there by public transportation as well as by car.


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Opera House
By public transportation
The opera house is approximately 10 minutes by foot through the upper Schlossgarten from Stuttgart main station. You can also take the U1, U2, U4, U9 or U14 or the buses 40 and 42 to Staatsgalerie. From there it is a 5-7 minute walk to the opera house.

Find the schedules of the Deutsche Bahn and the VVS here.
By car
The nearest car parks are Staatsgalerie, Schlossplatz, Schlossgarten and Landtag. Plan our journey here.
Accessibility
Handicapped parking spaces are available at the car park Landtag (Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3 - next to the opera house) and at the car park next to the Schauspielhaus. Please enter the opera house through the side entrance on the right. Using the lift, you can access the stalls, the dress circle and the upper circle. The disability friendly toilet is on the right side of the stalls level. Seating for wheelchair users can be booked in advance.
History
The former Royal Court Theatres were constructed between 1909 and 1912 by the architect Max Littmann. The building complex consists of opera house, play house and administrative building. In 1924 the buildings were placed under a preservation order. The smaller play house was completely destroyed during the Second World War and only the opera house, decorated with neo-classical columns, survived the War.
The opera house is the venue for both opera and ballet productions. In the Fifties and the Seventies, the auditorium was renovated twice, but changes were converted back in 1982 and 1984 when the interior was restored according to original designs. Nowadays, the richly-ornamented first tier is well-worth seeing with its array of marble busts that depict famous poets and composers. Another impressive feature is the elaborate ceiling fresco in the auditorium.


Liederhalle (Concert Hall)
By public transportation
You can take the U14 or the U29 to Berliner Platz

Find the schedules of the Deutsche Bahn and the VVS here.

By car
The nearest car parks are Liederhalle/Bosch-Areal, Holzgartenstraße, Tivoli and Schlossstraße. Plan your journey here.

Accessibility
Handicapped parking spaces are available at the car park Liederhalle/Bosch-Areal (Breitscheidstraße; please use the driveway on the right side). There are ground-level entries and multiple lifts. The disability friendly toilet on the stalls level. Seating for wheelchair users is available.
The Liederhalle Stuttgart was inaugurated on 29. July 1956 after two years of construction. The architects Rolf Gutbrod and Adolf Abel used various materials and a variety of surfaces characterising the construction techniques of the Fifties. The concert hall has been equipped with excellent acoustics. Its interior and acoustical design was copied worldwide.


Nord
By public transportation
Take the U12 or U15 to Löwentor or the U13 to Löwentor or Rosensteinpark. Alternatively, you can take the bus N5 to Löwentor.
Find the schedules of the Deutsche Bahn and the VVS here.
Accessibility
Handicapped parking spaces are available right in front of the entrance. The Nord is equipped with a lift Disability friendly toilets are on the stalls level. Seating for wheelchair users can be booked in advance.

The Nord is a studio theatre in the rehearsal centre of the Staatstheater. It is a venue for opera and drama productions.
Schauspielhaus
By public transportation
The Schauspielhaus is approximately 10 minutes by foot through the upper Schlossgarten from Stuttgart main station. You can also take the U1, U2, U4, U9 or U14 or the buses 40 and 42 to Staatsgalerie. From there it is a 5-7 minute walk to the Schauspielhaus.

Find the schedules of the Deutsche Bahn and the VVS here.
By car
The nearest car parks are Staatsgalerie, Schlossplatz, Schlossgarten and Landtag. Plan our journey here.
Accessibility
Handicapped parking spaces are available at the car park Landtag (Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 3 - next to the opera house) and at the car park next to the Schauspielhaus. The Schauspielhaus has a ground-level entry that is wheelchair accessible and a lift to reach all levels. The disability friendly toilet is located in the ground floor lobby. Seating for wheelchair users can be booked in advance.
The former Royal Court Theatres were constructed between 1909 and 1912 by the architect Max Littmann. The building complex consists of opera house, play house and administrative building. In 1924 the buildings were placed under a preservation order. The smaller play house was completely destroyed during the Second World War and only the opera house, decorated with neo-classical columns, survived the War.
The Schauspielhaus is the venue for both drama and ballet productions. 
Due to discussions about a reconstruction of the former playhouse a new building, designed by architect Hans Volkart, was constructed at the same place, beginning in 1959. In 1962 the Schauspiel Stuttgart could start playing at the smaller house which has been renamed as Schauspielhaus in 2002. Between 2010 and 2013 the Schauspielhaus has been basically renovated.
Free travel to the opera (VVS)
On the date of the performance, regular tickets as well as print@home tickets and your seasonal pass authorize the use of public transport (VVS, 2nd class) within three hours prior to the performance as well as after the performance.
Tickets are not transferable.