Celebrating for a good cause

The annual charity event has formed an integral part of the opening programme in the Semper Opera House since the first Semper Opera Ball in 2006. The charity project, which is chosen in advance, is sponsored by a permanent charity partner, and promoted with the help of a celebrity ambassador. It is tradition for another request for donations to be made following the end of the midnight act on the main stage in the ballroom. Tombola tickets can be bought from the charity hostesses, who walk through the opera house with their tombola boxes, until about 3.30 a.m. A charity tombola is also organised for the theatre square, in addition to the charity event in the opera house.

Charity prizes

Donate and win

Attractive, top-quality prizes are waiting to be won. Not every ticket can win, but every ticket helps.

Our partners support the charity tombola with wonderful prizes that will tempt you to try your luck. Whether it's a holiday of a lifetime, a stay in a luxury resort or precious jewels:

it's worth a go! 


The following numbers won the main prizes at the Semper Opera House:

3rd Tombola Prize (Kempinski MOIKA): 0805

2nd tombola prize (Big places worldwide): 0887

1st tombola prize (Chopard necklace): 0197


First prize in 2020


1st Tombola Prize 2020: Happy Diamonds from CHOPARD

As the name suggests, the pendant from Chopard's cult "Happy Diamonds" collection is adorned with a total of 43 diamonds. Five of the diamonds "float" cheerfully between the sapphire crystal discs of the pendant, symbolizing the independence and playful lightness embodied by the wearer. An elegant and timeless piece of jewellery that gives the wearer pleasure day after day.

2. Tombola-Preis

Second tombola prize in 2020


2nd tombola prize 2020: "Big places worldwide" by Tina Reichel

Tina Reichel is an international artist, who brings to life with her unique colourful style, architecture and cities. Exhibitions in Moscow, Dubai, Majorca and also throughout Germany make the world her home. Her expressive paintings fascinate art fans around the globe. The painting "Big places worldwide" is a hand-signed unique specimen, which was painted with acrylic on a 200x100cm canvas.


3. Tombola-Preis

Third tombola prize in 2020

3rd Tombola Prize 2020: Exclusive St. Petersburg stay at the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22

In St. Petersburg you and your companion can expect a Kempinski experience in a class of its own - starting with the Airport VIP Service and a limousine transfer from the airport to the hotel. In addition to four nights in an Executive Suite including breakfast, an exclusive dinner awaits you in the "Brasserie Bellevue" with a breathtaking view of the Hermitage Museum. To round it all off, in summer you can go on a private boat tour by hotel boat.



Tombola on the theatre square

Prizes on the square

Below is a list of the prizes from the 2017 Semper Opera Ball charity event on the MDR outdoor stage. All locals and guests from further afield were able to watch the prizes being drawn shortly before midnight. The tickets for the outdoor charity event can be purchased from the charity hostesses from around 6 p.m. throughout the square. The charity event on the theatre square is another symbol of Dresden's cosmopolitan attitude. Our partners from Dresden and the whole region support the charity event with wonderful prizes. Below is a list of the prizes from the previous Semper Open Air Balls. 

1st prize 2020
Overnight stay in the 5* Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

Enjoy an overnight stay in the five star luxury hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski in the heart of the old town of Dresden.


2nd prize 2020
Two nights + guided tour of the Semper Opera House

The winners enjoyed two overnight stays in the Courtyard Dresden – a first class hotel in the center of Dresden Neustadt. Additionally they attended an exclusive guided tour through the Semper Opera.


3rd prize 2020
Exclusive elefant lucky charm

Leicht Jewellery 2020:
an exclusive elefant lucky charm made of sterling silver - it fits perfectly with this year's motto "Magical Dresden - the ball that enthrals"

Exklusives Seidenhalstuch

Overnight stay in the 5* Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski: 2399
Two nights + guided tour of the Semper Opera House: 3539
Exclusive elefant lucky charm: 3540


Further tombola prizes of SemperOpenairball 2020:

Dance school Lax: 3 dance course vouchers: 2578, 3121, 3148  

Semmel Concerts Entertainment GmbH: 1x2 tickets for a Roland Kaiser concert: 2896

MDR: 5x2 tickets for "Riverboat" in Leipzig (date freely selectable): 2604, 3994, 3728, 2076, 3446

5x vouchers for diamond shoes: 2354, 3133, 2764, 2055, 2001

Semperoper: 2x2 complimentary tickets to various performances 2284, 3749

Staatstheater Dresden: 3x2 tickets for "Mother Courage and her children", performance on 29.02.2020, 7:30 pm: 2078, 2287, 3120

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden: 2 tickets plus free ticket for the Residenzschloss: 3426

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden: 2 tickets with free ticket for the Zwinger: 2281

Comedy Dresden: 2x1 tickets for one performance: 2751, 3415

Dresden Zoo: 5 family day tickets (1 voucher is valid for two adults and up to four children): 2079, 2908, 2976, 3013, 3144

Schlösser Burgen Gärten GmbH: 1 Schlösserland annual pass: 3009

Theater Junge Generation 1x family ticket (1 voucher is valid for two adults and up to two children): 3017

Hercules Leg 2x6 tickets to Dresden's cabaret theatre: 2025, 2280, 2846,3092, 3146, 2943