Welcome to the Kölner Philharmonie!
We look forward to welcoming you!
With the entry into force of the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW on April 3, access restrictions no longer apply to concert visits to the Kölner Philharmonie.
For the protection of all visitors, we continue to recommend that you wear medical mouth/nose protection and follow the AHA rules.
The ventilation situation in the Kölner Philharmonie was recognized as very good by the DTHG (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft).
Please note the following regarding your visit:
Persons with coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, cold, sore throat, general weakness, diarrhoea, impaired sense of smell or taste) are not allowed to enter the Kölner Philharmonie.
Please note that the corona rules in other venues may differ. More info.
The box office in the Philharmonie's vestibule is closed. The Philharmonie's new booking office at Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz/Bechergasse on the ground floor of the Brügelmannhaus (opposite the Kölner Philharmonie) opens 120 minutes before the concert and provides all services of the box office. The walk between the Kölner Philharmonie and the new shop can be managed without steps. Please note that only cashless payments can be made. Payments are possible with the card of your personal bank and with all major credit cards (Visa Card, Mastercard and American Express), via Apple Pay and Google Pay.
In the concert
Is it obligatory to wear a facemask? Do I have to keep aminimum distance?
Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other guests when entering and on all paths in the house.
As of April 25, 2022, masks are no longer mandatory at the Kölner Philharmonie. However, for the protection of all visitors, we still recommend that you wear medical mouth-nose protection and comply with the AHA rules.
What rules of conduct should be observed before, during and after the concert?
Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other guests at the entrance and on all paths in the building.
When do admissions begin?
The doors to the Cologne Philharmonie will open 60 minutes before the concert starts. Please arrive on time, the admission checks currently take more time than usual. In order to minimize contact during the admittance procedure, we kindly ask guests holding tickets for the middle of a row to enter the hall first. After the concert, please leave the hall one row after another, following the instructions from the ushers and maintaining your distance. Guests seated in Row 19 and above are requested to leave the hall by the upper doors.
Are the cloakrooms available?
The cloakrooms in the Kölner Philharmonie are open again and free of charge. Please note that for security reasons larger bags and items may not be taken into the hall but may be left at the cloakroom.
Availability of a cloakroom at other venues cannot be guaranteed and depends on the respective venue.
How long are the concerts? Will there be an interval?
The concerts usually take place with an intermission and last between 80 and 120 minutes.
Will there be refreshments?
There will again be a gastronomic offer before the concerts and during the breaks. Tuesday to Sunday the "Ludwig im Museum" is open for you after the concert, access is possible via the spiral staircase in the foyer.
What should I do if I am ill or have cold-like symptoms on the concert day?
In that case, please stay at home. Persons with any COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, sneezing, sore throat, general weakness, diarrhoea, loss of the sense of smell or taste) and persons who have been traveling to high-risk areas are not allowed to enter the Philharmonie in Cologne. Please understand that we cannot refund tickets in cases of illness. However, you have the option of passing the ticket on to another person.
The box office in the Opern-Passagen between Breite Straße and Glockengasse is open to the public again.
Monday to Friday from 10.00 -18.00, Saturday from 11.00-18.00.
During these times ticket service is also available by telephone and e-mail to answer your questions!
Telephone: 0221 - 221 28400
Fax: 0221 - 221 28249
By post: Bühnen Köln - Ticketservice - Postfach 10 10 61 - 50450 Köln
During the summer break from 04.07.-16.08.22 the ticket service in the Opernpassagen is closed. The telephone ticket and subscription service will be available during this time from Mon to Fri 10-14.
The box office in the Philharmonie's vestibule is closed. The Philharmonie's new booking office at Kurt-Hackenberg-Platz/Bechergasse on the ground floor of the Brügelmannhaus (opposite the Kölner Philharmonie) opens 120 minutes before the concert and provides all services of the box office.
The walk between the Kölner Philharmonie and the new shop can be managed without steps.
Please note that only cashless payments can be made. Payments are possible with the card of your personal bank and with all major credit cards (Visa Card, Mastercard and American Express), via Apple Pay and Google Pay.
Box offices at other venues usually open one hour before the concert. Please note that only cash payment is possible.
Pupils, students, trainees, BFD and FSJ workers (up to and including 28 years of age), holders of a valid Cologne Pass as well as recipients of benefits according to SGB II (Social Code Book II), holders of a JULEICA as well as a Ehrenamtskarte (Volunteer Card) receive a 50% discount on the purchase of single tickets for the subscription concerts 1-12 as well as for the following special concerts in the Kölner Philharmonie: Festkonzert, Benefizkonzert and Passionskonzert. Chamber concerts are excluded from reductions.
Wheelchair users or severely disabled persons with a degree of disability of 50% or with a B in their disabled person's card receive a 50% reduction for all concerts upon presentation of proof. The accompanying person of a wheelchair user or severely disabled person receives a free ticket if the letter B is noted on the disabled person's ID. Tickets are available from the usual ticket agencies and at the box office.
Tickets for severely disabled persons accompanied by a disabled person, as well as wheelchair users and holders of an honorary/yuleica card, are only available at the stage's own box office in the Opernpassagen (not online), by telephone on +49 221 22128410 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only one discount can be claimed at a time. The proof of discount must be shown when purchasing the ticket and at the entrance without being asked.
The ticket is valid as a ticket (2nd class) on the extended VRS network (4 hours before the start of the event until closing time) and is not transferable to other persons after the event.
Prices & Venue
Preise für Konzerte außerhalb der Kölner Philharmonie entnehmen Sie bitte der Programmseite des jeweiligen Konzerts.
We will be happy to send you a printed copy of our 2022/23 season brochure (only in German available) on request. ► To order
You can find the PDF (only in German available) for download ► Here
Venues & directions
Most concerts take place in Cologne Philharmonie. Informations about other venues will be shown on this website in connection with the concerts announced for these venues.
Disabled & wheelchair users
Wheelchair users pay the normal ticket price, wheelchair companions have free admission and do not need a ticket!
Severely disabled (with "B" in ID) pay the normal ticket price, companion has free admission and does not need a ticket!
Please confirm your coming by email to email@example.com after you have purchased your ticket.
In order to ensure the smoothest possible admission and good positioning, we would like to ask you to be punctual for the admission start.
Botanical Garden of the City of Cologne
Alter Stammheimer Weg
Trinitatis Church Cologne
Travelling by car
If you are planning to travel by car, you can use the Philharmonie car park for the special price of € 2.50 for up to one and a half hours before and for up to two hours after the concert: Just present your concert ticket and carpark ticket to the carpark attendant or pay at the ticket machine.
Follow the signs to Dom/Hauptbahnhof, as soon as you are in the city centre, signs show you the way to the concert hall.
Travelling with Public transport
Situated approx. 5 minutes on foot from Cologne's main railway station, the Kölner Philharmonie is easily reached using public transport: Furthermore, your Philharmonie admission ticket also serves as your return ticket when travelling on the regional Rhine-Sieg (VRS) transport network.
Are there concert introductions?
From the start of the 2022/23 season we will be offering concert introductions. For the orchestral concerts, they begin one hour before the concert, last about 30 minutes and take place in the foyer gallery.
The introductions for the chamber concerts begin 30 minutes before the concert and also take place in the foyer gallery.
Are there programme booklets for the concerts?
Program brochure are available on the day of the concert. They are also available for download five days in advance, please refer to our overview page.
ARE PRIVATE PICTURE AND SOUND RECORDINGS PERMITTED?
For legal reasons, audio and video recordings are not permitted at any time. The Gürzenich Orchestra reserves the right to produce and disseminate audio and video recordings of individual concerts. By using the concert ticket, the concertgoer declares his consent to the production and a possible dissemination of his or her image in media in conjunction with such a recording.