The summer event for anyone interested in culture: the Vienna Film Festival

Open air cinema with operas, dance, pop & jazz

The months of July and August are always all about culture in Vienna. Crowds of visitors gather on Rathausplatz when the film festival’s series of events begins again. The legendary summer cinema not only offers its audience films of classical concerts, dance performances, operas and operettas, but also live music broadcasts of jazz and pop concerts. Besides the Danube Island Festival and the Summerstage on the Danube Canal, the Film Festival on Rathausplatz is the summer event during your holiday in Vienna.

Your cultural summer at the open air cinema on Rathausplatz in Vienna

The popular open air cultural event has already taken place on Rathausplatz in Vienna for the 27th time. With free admission, up to 5,000 people can find a seat here to enjoy the live broadcasts of cultural events on a 300 m² screen. You can enjoy classical music with renowned operas such as Madame Butterfly or films of live concerts by popular pop stars such as Ed Sheeran, Sting or Nena every evening for 65 days.

Culinary treats are also provided. International and national top chefs indulge you with a wide variety of dishes, ranging from fish and meat dishes to pasta and delicious snails.

Children’s programme & live music by local musicians

In addition to a varied cultural programme for adults, there has also been something on offer for children since 2018. At the Children’s Opera Festival in Rathauspark, your little ones can enjoy age-appropriate culture with funny children’s music productions. And there is an excellent sports and activity programme for anyone hungry for exercise. In addition to a visit to the Prater, a welcome change during your family holiday in Vienna.

And if you prefer a live event to a broadcast, the film festival also features performances by local musicians. Morning visitors experience an entertaining start to the day at one of the early Jazz sessions over a morning pint.

If you are still looking for a renowned cultural programme, then the city of Vienna is the right place for you. As the Austrian capital is full of first-class theatres and opera houses.

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