How to Book Advance sales dates, opening times, concessions – all the information you need to know about buying tickets and subscriptions.

All events cancelled until further notice

As a result of the new Germany-wide coronavirus restrictions, all concerts at the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle have been cancelled until further notice. All guided tours during this period have also been cancelled, and the Elbphilharmonie Plaza, Ticket Shop and Visitor Center remain closed. Most promoters are issuing ticket refunds for cancelled events.

Book or Order Tickets

Advance Sale for New Concerts

The concerts in the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle are presented by various promoters. As a result, sales channels and dates can vary.

Advance ticket sale for most events (with amended programmes due to the coronavirus crisis) starts several weeks before the reopening of the concert halls, if government guidance allows for such planning. The address and telephone number of the ticket purchaser are collected during the booking process in case it becomes necessary to trace Covid-19 infection chains. Subscribers and customers who have participated in the ticket ordering process will be notified first and get advance booking priority.

Ordering Tickets

Tickets for most events later in the season can still be ordered. It is only necessary to pay when it is certain that the respective concert is going ahead. Those who have ordered tickets will be given advance booking priority if an event has to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • How it all works
    • You can order online via the ticket link on the relevant event page in the concert calendar.
    • Up to four tickets can be ordered per concert. There is no limit on the number of events during the 2020/21 season you can order tickets for.
    • When you order tickets, you state your desired price category. Specific seats will be allocated, best seats first, in the order in which order requests are received, and six weeks before the date of the concert at the latest.
    • Only then will customers receive an email with information about their exact seats and a link to pay for their tickets.
  • Changing or cancelling orders
    • No changes can be made to an order once it has been placed. However, it is possible to select concessions and redeem vouchers before you pay for the order.
    • It's possible to cancel an order via the customer account (in the Elbphilharmonie’s online shop) as long as the seat allocation process has not begun. In addition, orders are automatically cancelled if tickets are not paid for by the stated deadline.
  • Event cancellation or change

    Should it be impossible for an event to go ahead as planned, customers who have ordered tickets will be informed of any alternative arrangements six weeks before the event date at the latest.


In the 2020/21 season, more than 50 different subscription series by various promoters are available, and these allow you to save at least 20% on the price of individual tickets. Subscriptions usually go on sale in spring – some promoters also accept subscription bookings during the current season.

Subscription Office

Ticket Shop in the Brahms Kontor
Located across from the Laeiszhalle on the ground floor of the Brahms Kontor (left-hand side).
Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
20355 Hamburg

Mon–Fri, 11:00–18:00
Sat, 11:00–16:00

Please note: The Ticket Shop remains closed until further notice.

Elbphilharmonie Subscription Card
Elbphilharmonie Subscription Card © Lena Meyer

Ticket Shops

Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop
Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop © Michael Zapf

Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop

Located on the ground floor of the Elbphilharmonie.

Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg

Daily, 11:00–20:00
Closed on public holidays

Please note: The ticket shop is closed until further notice.

Ticket Shop in the Brahms Kontor
Ticket Shop in the Brahms Kontor © Claudia Hoehne

Ticket Shop in the Brahms Kontor

Located across from the Laeiszhalle on the ground floor of the Brahms Kontor (left-hand side).

Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
20355 Hamburg

Please note: The ticket shop is closed until further notice.

Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé
Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé © Maxim Schulz

Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé

Located next to the fountain on Mönckebergstrasse.

Barkhof 3
20095 Hamburg

Please note: The Kulturcafé is closed until further notice.

Online Shop

Click, buy, print, or save paper by downloading booked tickets onto your smartphone. Just click the ticket button on each event page under »What’s On«. Here you can also find up-to-date programme information.


Ticket Hotline

Book tickets over the telephone by calling us on +49 40 357 666 66.

Please note the current opening hours:
Tue–Sat, 10:00–18:00

Ticket Insurance

Protect your ticket purchase with insurance coverage from HanseMerkur. The insurance covers the cost of a ticket if you cannot attend an event – for example, due to illness or an injury. HanseMerkur insurance coverage will be offered to you in your booking confirmation email.

Black Market

Black Market

Some internet platforms are advertising tickets for sold-out events at the Elbphilharmonie. In fact, these are private sellers, who partly offer tickets from dubious sources and for highly inflated prices.

We recommend that you purchase tickets only from official ticket shops, online at, or on official online platforms of external promoters to which you will be forwarded to from our website, Ticket holders who have not acquired their tickets legitimately can be refused access to the event.

Elbphilharmonie Box Office
Elbphilharmonie Box Office © Gesche Jäger

Personalised Tickets

Personalised tickets have become necessary in order to take severe measures on illegal ticket sales and to protect concertgoers from overpriced tickets. Therefore the person entitled to attend an event must have his/her name entered in the designated field on the ticket. All ticketholders are required to carry a valid picture ID.

  • What is allowed?

    The person entitled to attend the event is the ticket purchaser as the promoter’s contractual partner. However, it is possible to transfer the ticket to another person if the purchase contract is adopted along with all rights and obligations. If you would like to pass on your tickets to family members or friends, be that as a gift or in return for the original ticket price, please cross out the name entered on the ticket and enter the name of the new entitled person. You can also change the name of the ticketholder via your customer account on and then download or send the online ticket again.

  • What is prohibited?

    Selling tickets via online marketplaces is expressly forbidden.

Elbphilharmonie Concert Tickets
Elbphilharmonie Concert Tickets © Julian Conrad

Your Seat in the Elbphilharmonie

Take a peek in the Grand and Recital Halls of the Elbphilharmonie: using the 360° viewer, you can select your seat from five different price categories. A preview shows the representative view of the stage from your seat.


The following discounts and concessions apply to events promoted by the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle (HamburgMusik). Please note that different reductions may apply to concerts organised by other promoters.

  • Subscribers, Friends and donors

    Subscribers, members of Freundeskreis Elbphilharmonie + Laeiszhalle e.V., and donors and benefactors of Stiftung Elbphilharmonie (Bronze level and up) get a 10% discount on up to two tickets for a number of concerts.

  • Young people aged 30 and under
    • get a discount of 50% upon presentation of a valid ID.
    • pay only €10 for the best available seats for numerous concerts with the REDticket, in the week leading up to the event.

    Available here:

    • in person at the Brahms Kontor Ticket Shop, at the Elbphilharmonie Ticket Shop or at the Elbphilharmonie Kulturcafé
    • at the box office on the evening of the concert
    • via our online ticket shop (click the ticket button on the event page and choose REDdiscount when booking)
    • by phone at +49 40 357 666 66
  • Severely disabled persons

    All severely disabled persons receive a 15% discount.

    If a disabled visitor has a »B« pass, the companion gets a free ticket (book by calling +49 40 357 666 66, emailing or going to one of the Elbphilharmonie ticket shops).

  • Social Card

    Unemployed persons (ALG I, SGB II) and benefit recipients according to the SGB XII and Asylum Seekers’ Benefit Act can purchase tickets for €10.

  • NDR Kultur Karte

    NDR Kultur fosters more than 140 cultural partnerships across northern Germany. As a NDR Kultur Karte holder you profit from this unique network.

    On presentation of your NDR Kultur Karte you recieve 10% discount off all NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra concerts, concerts in the »NDR das neue werk« series, as well as concerts by many promoters at the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle.

Group Bookings

Group bookings (private persons or companies, minimum five tickets) can be requested by contacting the corresponding concert promoter via email.

HamburgMusik, NDR, Symphoniker Hamburg, Ensemble Resonanz and Hamburgische Vereinigung von Freunden der Kammermusik: please send enquiries via email to

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette

Hanseatische Konzertdirektion GmbH

Group bookings for events promoted by Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion are not currently being accepted.