Advance ticket sales open on the 5th of each month for the following month. If the 5th is a Sunday or public holiday, the advance ticket sales will open on the next working day. Subscribers and season pass holders will be able to book their tickets or redeem their voucher one day before the official release. Tickets purchased online are also available as a print@home-ticket or e-ticket. If you wish to make a ticket reservation, the ticket will be reserved for up to six days, or a maximum of three days before the performance date. Reserved and pre-paid tickets can either be collected at the evening box-office or posted within Germany at least five days before the performance. We charge a €3 processing and mailing fee. If reserved tickets are not collected before the announced date, they will be re-sold. As a subscriber, the redemption of vouchers as well as reductions on the SchauspielCard and PartnerCard are available exclusively at the ticket service of the Bühnen Köln.

All tickets purchased in the advance ticket sale are subject to an additional 10% booking fee.

Evening box-office
The evening box-office opens one hour before the start of the performance at the Depot, and 30 minutes before the performance at the Offenbachplatz.
Please note that the evening ticket sale has priority over the advance ticket sale.
Pupils, students, trainees and participants of the Voluntary Social Year (FSJ) and Federal Voluntary Service (BFD) (up to the age of 35), receive a 50% reduction on the price of a regular ticket in the advance ticket sale, as well as for the fixed seating subscription (not including category 4 and 5). A flat rate of €7 at the evening-box office is offered on remaining tickets. This is applicable to all seats in every venue, except for guest performances, dance guest performances, special events and performances in the Grotte.

Recipients of benefits under Social Code Book II (SGB II), severely disabled persons with a degree of disability of 100% or with a B in their disabled person's card and owners of the Cologne Pass, receive a 50% reduction on the price of a regular ticket and on the fixed seating subscription upon presentation of proof. Legitimate accompanying persons receive a free ticket. Groups of 10 persons or more are given a 10% discount. Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount.
Performance ticket = public transport ticket
Admission tickets are valid in the extended Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) transport network as public transport tickets travelling to and from the venue. The journey to the venue can be made, at the earliest, four hours before the official performance start time as indicated on the ticket. The return journey must be completed by the end of operation hours on the day of the performance.
Please have your tickets and, if applicable, your subscription card or concession card ready to show at the entrance upon request. Late admissions will only be granted access in exceptional cases. There is no entitlement to a refund for unused tickets; compensations are excluded. The detailed terms and conditions can be found at the theatre box offices and at

Contact & Opening Hours

The advanced ticket office in the Opern Passage between the Breite Straße and Glockenstraße, is currently closed for public sale. For any inquiries, please contact us via e-mail or telephone during normal opening hours.

Phone: +49 (0) 221 - 221 28400
Telefax: +49 (0) 221 - 221 28249
postal adress : Bühnen Köln • Ticketservice •
box office 10 10 61 • 50450 Köln

MON - FRI: 10am - 6pm • SAT: 11am - 6pm
Closed during the summer holidays and public holidays.

Subscription service

The subscription service is located at the advance booking office.

Service-hotline: +49 (0) 221 - 221 28240

Christmas Package

With our Christmas Package your gifted loved ones can enjoy two performances at Schauspiel Köln and two visits to the Museum Ludwig for 40 € oder 55 €. On top, after redeeming the voucher, they can enjoy two hot drinks of their choice in either the Ludwig im Museum café and restaurant or in the restaurant Offenbach am CARLsGARTEN.

The Christmas Package can be bought nicely wrapped from 05 until 16 December via 0221 – 221 28400 or At the box offices in the Opern Passagen or in the Depot or at the museum cash box in the Museum Ludwig the sale continues up until the 23 December as long as stocks last. The vouchers can be redeemed from 27 December 2022 until 31 December 2023 expect for premieres, guest performances, dance guest performances and special events.


Give away a theatre performance as your next present! The recipients of the vouchers can decide how to spend their evening at Schauspiel Köln. The best thing about it: You can purchase the voucher directly and print it out at home!