The Darmstadt State Theatre is a four-division house with opera, dance, drama and concerts. Karsten Wiegand has been artistic director since the 2014/15 season. The State of Hesse is the sponsor of the Darmstadt State Theatere. The city of Darmstadt is in accordance with the theatre contract of 24th. In the large house, which is mainly used by the opera, there are 956 seats and 8 seats in the box for the disabled. The small house, in which mainly plays and dance performances are given, has 482 seats and also 8 places in the box for the disabled. Since the renovation there is also the Kammerspiele with 120 seats. The bar in front of the Kammerspiele seats around 60 people, who can also have a drink here during a smaller performance.