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Tickets and service


Theater box office

Theaterstraße 10
69117 Heidelberg

06221 / 5820 000
tickets [​at​]

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at any time via the Webshop of Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.

Service for group offers
Paulina Kapp
06221 / 5835 353
gruppenangebote [​at​]

Ticketing school and kindergarten groups
Tonia Außel
06221 / 5835 780
schulgruppen [​at​]

Ticket prices

Man of La Mancha1
1On Fridays and Saturdays there is a €5 surcharge for evening performances.
Castle Concerts1
1On Fridays and Saturdays there is a €5 surcharge for evening performances.
Shakespeare in Love1
1On Fridays and Saturdays there is a €5 surcharge for evening performances.
Minna von Barnhelm1
1On Fridays and Saturdays there is a €5 surcharge for evening performances.
King Thrushbeard1
1reduced 9,50 €, free seating
Melodies à la Carte1
1For »Melodies à la carte«, no reductions and no early booking discount. Redemption of subscription vouchers is not possible.


Subscribers to our theatre will receive a 10% discount.

Children, teenagers, students, severely disabled people, people serving a federal volunteer service and people who have the Heidelberg Pass receive a discount of € 5 per ticket, or € 4.50 during the early bird discount period, in all categories.

If you have the HeidelbergCARD you will receive a 20% discount.

The theatre flatrate for students of Universität Heidelberg or PH Heidelberg is valid for all events of the festival except »Melodies à la Carte«.

Discounts will only be granted upon proof. Only one discount at a time will be granted. Theatre subscribers can use their vouchers at a surcharge.

Group discounts

5% discount for groups of 10 or more people
10% discount for groups of 20 or more people
20% discount for groups of 40 or more people

Group discount at »King Thrushbeard«

Children's and school groups of 10 or more €8,50 per person, one accompanying person free per 10 pupils. No group discount for adults!

Information on your arrival

Use the local transport including the funicular with the VRN Kombi-Ticket

On the day of the event and for up to four hours before the start, tickets for the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele serve as tickets for bus, tram and designated trains within the fare zones of Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Neckar (VRN) and Heidelberg’s funicular from Kornmarkt station to the castle and back. For more information on the schedules contact 01805 / 876 46 36 or go to

By funicular

To avoid queues and delays, please use funiculars leaving between 6.45 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. You might not make it in time if you take later rides.

For more information on the venue and how to get there, see Venues.

Important information about attending the Festival

Cancelling an event due to weather conditions

The organiser reserves the right to postpone the start of any open-air event due to weather conditions, to interrupt the event or to move the location to a place sheltered from the rain. In case the location of an event is moved from the Schlosshof (Castle’s Courtyard) to the Königssaal (King’s hall) due to weather conditions until up to 30 minutes after the start, you will only be admitted with tickets in categories I and II. If you have a ticket in category III or IV, you are eligible to receive a refund for up to one week after the event at any advance booking box office. In case the event is cancelled more 30 minutes after it started, no refund will be granted, as is usual for open-air events.

Please bear in mind the following information:

  • Tickets that have been bought cannot be returned. This does not apply should the event be cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions.
  • You can pay with cash or EC card at the castle’s box office.
  • There is no late seating or refund if you arrive after the event has already started.
  • There is not access for wheelchairs to the Dicker Turm (Fat Tower) and the Englischer Bau (English Building) for security reasons; depending on availability of places, there is limited access for wheelchairs to the Schlosshof (Castle’s Courtyard) and prior registration at the box office under 06221 / 5820 000 is required.
  • With the exception of »King Thrushbeard« the productions of the Heidelberger Schlossfestspiele are designed for adults. Children under four years will therefore not be admitted to evening events. Productions are only partially suitable for children of up to ten years. We recommend »King Thrushbeard« for visitors of six years and above.