Culture & Cooperation

Experience Vienna’s arts scene

Our beautiful and historic city would not be the same without its arts scene. From theatre and ballet to opera and operetta, from dance and museums to exhibitions and food festivals, there is so much going on. We live and love Viennese culture – and we are cooperate with several major partners from the city’s arts scene.

Local theatre in the Servitenviertel district

The Kabinetttheater

Hosting theatre and live music, the Kabinetttheater focuses in particular on (musical) theatre at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Expressionism, Dadaism, the Vienna Group and contemporary dramatic literature.

As you step inside you will immediately see the passion and dedication with which the arts scene has been celebrated here for 22 years. After the performance, head to the bar to try the legendary brown bread with cheese and chives.

The Kabinetttheater guarantees a wonderful evening you will remember for years to come.

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A cultural institution

The Vienna State Ballet

The Vienna State Ballet has a long and proud history as one of the most famous and revered cultural institutions in the city. Guests who stay for two nights or more receive discounted tickets for the ballet. If you book at least two nights, you will receive discounted tickets for current performances.

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Elegant surroundings and wonderful music

The Volksoper Wien

Colourful, multi-faceted and full of life – these words are a good way describe the works put on at the Volksoper Wien. It is the only place in Vienna specifically dedicated to the operetta genre, though the programme also includes opera, musical and ballet. The Volksoper Wien is home to over 150 singers, 95 orchestral musicians, 64 choristers and over 100 dancers. In 1898 it was opened as the “Kaiser-Jubiläums-Stadttheater” (Emperor’s Jubilee City Theatre) and put on plays in its early years. In 1904 the Volksoper as we know it today was founded.

 

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Vienna’s top locations for fans of musicals

Ronacher Theatre & Raimund Theatre

The Ronacher Theatre was originally designed to offer an alternative to the imperial court theatres, but just a few years after opening it was destroyed by fire. Anton Ronacher rebuilt it in 1886 and ran it as a classical vaudeville theatre until the 1930s. Today it hosts successful long-run musical productions.

The Raimund Theatre was also originally a spoken-word theatre which was later turned into a musical theatre. Founded in 1893 as a suburban theatre staging spoken plays, it began putting on operettas from 1908. The theatre flourished after a general renovation in the 1980s, when the Broadway show A Chorus Line proved a huge hit with Viennese audiences.

Musicals until June 2022:

  • CATS
  • Miss Saigon
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Vienna – a hub of performing arts

Stage impressions

Theatre and drama in the city Vienna is a theatre city. From private theatres and the United Stages of Vienna to established cabarets and cellar theatres, we invite visitors to take a look behind the scenes.

  • The Theater an der Wien, also known as the Opera House, is located on the Linke Wienzeile. It puts on high-quality productions of works from the baroque and classical periods. There is a new premiere almost every month.
  • The Schauspielhaus– a contemporary theatre with a diverse repertoire in Vienna’s 9th district. Different perspectives on the concept of authorship and a politically engaged theatre are celebrated here.
  • The Theater-Center-Forum is a delightful private theatre in Porzellangasse (9th district) and puts on over 40 premieres with almost 350 performances per season. The programme includes dramas, comedies, detective thrillers, thrilling shows, musicals, travesti plays and stand-up comedy. It also functions as an academy where new actors and directors can gain experience.
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Festivals & festival weeks

Cultural events in Vienna

  • Vienna Shorts Film Festival:This year will see the 19th edition of this international short film festival from 25 to 30 May 2022 in Viennese cinemas & from 25 May to 30 June 2022 online. The programme will be published at the beginning of May. Several institutions in Vienna will each be invited to host one day of the festival.
  • The Wiener Festwochenare a culinary cultural festival taking place every year from mid-May until mid-June on the square in front of the city hall. Theatre, opera, dance and music productions from all over the world feature at this open-air location in the centre of the city. A potpourri of international food stands completes the international vibe.
  • ImPulsTanz is a festival for performance, workshops, research projects & music. It is an annual fixture in July/August and includes more than 50 productions shown in the most important venues in Vienna and over 200 workshops where you can experience dance in all its many forms.
  • The Viennale – Austria’s largest international film takes place every year at the end of October. The focus is on cinemas in the beautiful city centre, with a “cinematic voyage of discovery through the cinema of the world” featuring eye-catching movies with a political message.
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