6 Best Performing Arts Venues in Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley, Germany


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Stuttgart's internationally renowned ballet company performs at this elegant historic theater. The ballet season—including works choreographed by Stuttgart Ballet's John Cranko—is September through July and alternates with the highly respected State Opera. The box office is open weekdays 10–7, Saturday 10–2.  Tickets are suprisingly affordable, starting at just €8.

i-Punkt tourist office


Across the street from the main train station, this is the place to check out a current calendar of events and buy discount tickets. There is also an i-Punkt kiosk at the Stuttgart Airport, Terminal 3, Level 2.

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Theatrical and musical performances are held at the Heidelberg castle during this annual festival from late June through July.



Built to showcase big-budget musicals, including American imports, this entertainment complex contains theaters, hotels, bars, restaurants, a casino, a wellness center wth indoor pool under a light-filled dome, movie theaters, and shops.

Theater & Orchester Heidelberg

This is the best-known theater company in town, with a variety of theater (German only), opera, and concert performances in both the historic theater in a modern second stage in an adjoining building.