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Dear Friends of the Theater an der Wien,

Our society, Friends of the Theater an der Wien, was founded  in 2007 with the aim of supporting the fantastic work being done by the Theater an der Wien. Since its foundation, more than two hundred members have joined as a sign of their commitment to the theatre that is both the newest and oldest opera house in Vienna. The Theater an der Wien has now firmly established itself domestically and internationally as a leading venue for works ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.

The society aims to promote the theatre’s principal activities, thus underlining its status as an exceptional cultural institution. In the course of its short history, it has become a platform for lovers of new, innovative musical theatre and offers a wide range of opportunities for discussion and access to information. The Friends of the Theater an der Wien place particular emphasis on helping young people discover the world of opera. For this reason, one objective is to provide financial support to the highly successful projects run for young people.

All sponsors, members and youth members of the Friends of the Theater an der Wien enjoy special privileges when attending performances and are also invited to events that give them a look behind the scenes. We hope to welcome more new members to our society in future and wish the Theater an der Wien continued success with the work it is doing for our city and our country.

Sigi Menz

Board of directors

Mag. Siegfried Menz (President)
Dr. Siegfried Meryn (Secretary)
Dr. Sepp Rieder (Accountant)
Brigitte Gampe (General Secretary)
Dr. Wilfried Stadler
DI Roland Geyer (Director TAW)



Membership & Benefits

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP (up to age 26): €10 p.a. (registration fee for 2-year membership)
• You will receive regular information about all the activities at the Theater an der Wien and of the society.
• You will receive an exclusive membership card.
• Every year you will be sent a special documentary DVD, the Yearbook and the illustrated Theater an der Wien calendar.
• Free admission to all introductory matinees (also at the Kammeroper), bookings and ticket collection at the box office.


SPONSORSHIP €350 p. a.
Sponsorship enables you to take advantage of the following privileges in addition to those available to members (see above):
• Priority booking of subscriptions and tickets (tickets for the whole season go on sale on 15 June 2016)
• Free programme
• Attendance at one dress rehearsal per year
• Reserved bar table at the buffet for pre-ordering drinks, canapés etc. (payment required)
(Bookings: tel. 01 588 30 29 15)
• Exclusive cocktail reception once a year with the Theater an der Wien's director and artists

By presenting their membership cards, members and sponsors receive a 10% discount at the Arcadia opera shop, Kärntner Str. 40, 1010 Vienna and the Arcadia kiosk in the Theater an der Wien.

Offer not applicable to printed matter (books etc.).

We are also happy to cooperate with companies and can offer tailor-made terms.

For more information contact the society's general secretary Ms Brigitte Gampe on  + 43 (0) 664 1811776
or email to

Honorary members

Placido Domingo ©LA Opera

Rudolf Buchbinder
Plácido Domingo
Dkfm. Elisabeth Gürtler
Alice Harnoncourt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt †
Dr. Agnes Husslein-Arco
Dr. Udo Jesionek
Angelika Kirchschlager
Dr. Christian Konrad
Brigitte Kowanz
DI Johann Marihart
Tobias Moretti
Dr. Johanna Rachinger
Dr. Walter Rothensteiner


General Secretary
Mrs. Brigitte GAMPE | Phone: +43 664 181 17 76

Postal address:
Freunde Theater an der Wien
p.A. Theater an der Wien
Linke Wienzeile 6
A 1060 Wien