Season 2020/21

Ticket sales and corona-related programme changes

Ticket sales

The ticket sale for the programme in October will start on Friday the 18th at 12pm.
You can book tickets online at, by phone +49 (0) 30 – 20 35 45 55 and by email to For the rest of the season you can already send us your ticket requests today. In our online programme you will find a reservation form for all performances from November onwards.

Special booking conditions apply:

  • Tickets can only be purchased if the customer's data are provided.
  • The purchased tickets may not be passed on to third parties.
  • Reservation of two seats next to each other is only possible by persons of the same household (spouses or life partners, members of the own household and persons for whom a right of custody and access exists).

Please note that in accordance with the updated version of the hygiene concept (»Hygienerahmenkonzept«) for Berlin cultural institutions, as of October 1st a new seating map - with a higher capacity and a lowered distance between the seats - will be used and visitors are required to wear a mouth and nose mask during the whole performance.

see schedule

Schedule Changes

Despite the current difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden is aspiring to realize most productions as planned. For example the new productions of Luca Francesonis »Quartett« and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s »Mitridate, Re di Ponto« as well as the BAROCKTAGE in November can take place with no limitations and we are looking forward to welcoming you to Bizet’s »Les pêcheurs de perles« in a production by Wim Wenders with, amongst others, Olga Peretyatko and Pavol Breslik.

New to the program are an Italian arias evening directed by Simone Young, and five performances of August Everding’s production of Mozart’s »Die Zauberflöte« in a new, shortened version for the whole family.

Unfortunately productions such as »Macbeth«, »Tannhäuser«, »Musicbanda Franui«, »Jazzkonzert Thomas Quasthoff & Band« and »The Turn of the Screw« are not possible.

Important information for your visit

We appreciate your visit and ask you to follow our rules to protect yourself and others from exposure to the Coronavirus. It is compulsory to wear a nose and mouth covering until you have taken your seat. As of October 1st a new seating map - with a higher capacity and a lowered distance between the seats - will be used and visitors are required to wear a mouth and nose mask during the whole performance.

The usual distance rules of 1.5 m apply. Please make sure that general hygiene rules are observed.

Visitors who have had contact with a person suffering from COVID-19 in the last 14 days or who themselves show symptoms of illness are not allowed to participate in the event.

Visitors who cannot wear a nose and mouth covering due to chronic respiratory diseases have an increased risk of infection.

see our Hygiene concept

In addition to the main entrance, we open two side entrances for you.
If your seats are in Circle I, Circle II of Circle III, you can also reach them directly via the side entrances.

Open site plan

Further programme changes for the 2020/21 season

The planned revival series of Mozart's »Idomeneo« becomes an extended premiere series.

Premiere am 15. Januar 2021, weitere Termine am 20., 22., 27. und 30. Januar 2021

Instead of the revival of Mozart's »Così fan tutte«, Rossini's »Il barbiere di Siviglia« will be performed on the scheduled dates.

»Il barbiere di Siviglia«
20., 28. Februar, 6. März

At the end of the season there will be a performance of Puccini's »Madama Butterfly« on July 3, 2021 with Elena Stikhina among others. Further performances will take place at the beginning of the 2021/22 season.

Cancellation of performances

Based on the state regulation dated April 21, 2020, ordering the ban of large-scale events due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, all performances of Staatsoper Unter den Linden until the end of July have been cancelled. Guided tours, accompanying program and performances in other venues were affected as well. 

Tickets that have already been purchased for the cancelled performances lost their validity. They can be refunded, you can receive a voucher to the value of your purchased tickets or you can choose to donate the amount of your purchase to the youth program of Staatsoper Unter den Linden. If you have purchased tickets for a performance with free seat selection directly at our box office, we will require a photo/ a scan of your tickets with a legible barcode. 

Please find our online form here

Holders of tickets that have been bought at external ticket agencies or with travel agencies have to directly contact the according agency for a refund.