We would like to warmly welcome you to the Alte Oper Frankfurt and hope that you enjoy your visit. We have summarised any important information for your visit below. In case we have not answered all your questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
How do I get to the Alte Oper Frankfurt?
Click on the link Arrival & Parking to find all the information you need about getting to the Alte Oper quickly and easily.
When does the house open and what about the box office?
The Alte Oper opens the house to the audience one hour before the start of the performance. Similarly, from one hour before the start of the concert, you can purchase any remaining tickets for the respective performance at the box office in the Alte Oper.
Can items of luggage and booster seats be taken into the auditorium?
For safety reasons, among other things, large bags, items of luggage and booster seats cannot be taken into the concert halls.
What is the appropriate apparel to wear to a concert?
As a rule, people attending a ball wear a tuxedo/evening dress, whereas those visiting a jazz concert often wear jeans and trainers. The appropriate clothing very much depends on the type of event. For a traditional concert, the following applies: enjoy the evening in the clothing you feel comfortable in – though feel free to dress more festively than you do for everyday life. After all, a concert is not an everyday experience for most people, and they are welcome to express this through the type of clothes they wear. There is no dress code in the strict sense here – whether you wear a suit, dinner jacket or jumper, a costume, dress or trousers, is totally up to you and your individual taste.
What should I do if I arrive too late to the concert?
If you are late for the concert, please contact our staff. Late admission is only possible at a break in the performance, in which case the entitlement to the purchased ticket seat is forfeited. In exceptional cases, for example at concerts without an intermission, you will be admitted at the next suitable time.
Am I allowed to record image or sound during the concert?
We ask for your understanding that the use of devices for recording images and sound is not permitted during the performances for copyright reasons.
What range of culinary options are available during concerts intermissions?
We are pleased to be able to offer you a gastronomic experience at the Alte Oper:
Clara Schumann Foyer (Level 2).
Before the concert and during the concert breaks, you can enjoy our extensive selection of refreshing drinks and small dishes here at standing and bistro tables.
Hindemith Foyer (Level 3)
Before the concert and during the concert breaks, we offer an extensive selection of refreshing drinks.
Albert Mangelsdorff Foyer (Level 5)
During the concert break, you can enjoy our extensive selection of refreshing drinks here at standing and bistro tables.
Outside of our concerts, the Kuffler Gastronomie team looks forward to welcoming you in the Rosso Suite (Level 1) and in the Opéra Restaurant (Level 3). For more information, please click here.
What is the best way to stay informed about events at the Alte Oper?
The Alte Oper Frankfurt's monthly programmes provide you with comprehensive information regarding the upcoming events. These can be found at all advance booking offices, but you can also download them from our website or have them sent to you by post. Our website and our newsletter are the best source of news and special offers, and we are happy to send our newsletter to you each month.
From what age is it possible to attend events at the Alte Oper?
In principle, children aged 6 and over can visit. The following applies in detail:
- 6 to 14 years: concert attendance only when accompanied by a parent or guardian; alternatively, parents or guardians can transfer the supervision of a child under 14 to an adult.
- 14 to 18 years: concert attendance possible until midnight without a parent or guardian.
Please note: The Alte Oper offers a wide range of concerts for young visitors aged 0 to 21. You can find out more about the programme here.
If special age limits apply in individual cases, you will find corresponding information at the respective event. Please check our homepage (calendar of events) before you plan to attend an event.