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 should happen to arrive too late, please speak to one of the hostesses. We will strive to let you in as soon as possible, but ask for your understanding that we wish to avoid disrupting the ongoing performance as much as possible. This may mean that you can only take your seat during the interval.
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 the breaks?
The "Intermezzo" on Level 2 offers a comprehensive selection of drinks, light meals and snacks before the concert and during the interval. Its range also includes coffee and espresso, as well as cake from the Alte Oper's own bakery. By calling +49 (0)69 1340-215, you can already reserve a table for the interval from the comfort of your home.
The staff of the "Da Capo" in the Hindemith Foyer (Level 3) have a comprehensive selection of drinks for you to choose from as well as pretzels.
In the Albert Mangelsdorff Foyer (Level 5), concert-goers can expect a comprehensive selection of refreshing drinks and small snacks during the interval, which they can enjoy at standing tables and bistro tables.
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.