Theater an der Wien Ansichten 043 © Peter M. Mayr

Location & directions

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Wien

Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6 , 1060 Wien

Public transportation

Öffentlich ins Theater an der Wien ©VBW

You can reach us by the following public transport:

  •      U1, U2 and U4 station Karlsplatz, exit Secession
  •      Bus line 59A station Bärenmühldurchgang
  •      Bus line 57A station Laimgrubengasse, walk via the Laimgrubengasse to the left Wienzeile 6 (1060 Wien)

Wiener Linien



In den WIPARK Garagen Technische Universität haben Sie die Möglichkeit mit dem Park & Entertain Ticket vergünstigt zu parken.

In der Zeit von 17:00 bis 8:00 Uhr bezahlen Sie nur € 6,90. Während Matineen können Sie ebenfalls um nur € 6,90 bis zu 5 Stunden parken.
Sie erhalten das Park & Entertain Ticket im Theater an der Wien. Einfach am Kassenautomaten der Parkkarte nachstecken. Danach wird die  ermäßigte Parkgebühr angezeigt. Die Bezahlung erfolgt mit Münzen, Banknoten, Kredit- oder österreichischer Maeostrokarte. Kurzparkticket entnehmen und ausfahren.

Garagen Technische Universität
Operngasse 13
1040 Wien

Lehargasse 4
1060 Wien

Opening hours

Box office Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Wien:

Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Closed from July 1st, 2022 for the duration of the renovation!


open from August 23rd, 2022:

Box office MuseumsQuartier | Halle E, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien

Monday through Saturday 10 – 18

Sundays and public holidays on performance days 14 – 18

During Matinees on Sundays 10 – 13


Evening box office:

1 hour before the start of the performance, as a rule from 6 p.m.

Technical specifications


Width of portal 11,50 m

Lighting bridge max. height +7,80 m

Diameter of revolving stage 17,41 m

Vmax at the outer-most position 1,0 m/s

4 elevator stages (Vmax: 0,3 m/s) 3,00 m*11,50 m

Elevation of elevator stage +1,00 m

Immersion of elevator stage -4,50 m

Switch line of elevator stage every 16,70 cm

Maximum load per elevator stage while moving 4000 kg

2 stage wagons 3,00 m x 11,50 m

Orchestra lift big +/-0 m bis -2,00 m

Orchestra lift small -1,00 m bis – 2,00 m

Width of stage (left grid to right wall) 19,90 m

Passage rear stage H x W +7,90 m x 11,80 m

Passage under stage H x W +3,60 m x 11,80 m

Crane runway in the middle of rear stage: 2 chain hoists each 1000 kg

Load of stage floor 500 kg/m² statical

Height of ceiling 18,50 m

Cyclorama and panorama bars max. 18 m bottom edge of fly bar

Seating Plan

Theater an der Wien Saalplan 2018/19 ©.

Please note that the Theater an der Wien does not have an elevator.


ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien ©Thomas Ramstorfer

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra is a top orchestra of world renown; the orchestra defines itself in the Vienna orchestral tradition. Cornelius Meister took over as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director in September 2010. The Vienna RSO is known for its exceptional, bold programming. By combining nineteenth- century repertoire with contemporary pieces and rarely performed works of other time periods, our programming often places Romantic era classics in unexpected contexts.

All of our performances are broadcast over radio, particularly on Österreich 1, but also internationally. For the past several years, one has been able to hear each and every RSO concert across the globe on the internet for one week after the initial broadcast. Through our growing presence on European television, as well as our collaboration with the FM4 young people's station, the RSO is constantly reaching out to new music lovers. Numerous enthusiastic supporters have become members of our "Friends of the RSO" association.

The RSO regularly performs on two subscription series in the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus. The number of subscribers to these series has increased significantly of late. In addition, the RSO appears annually at major Austrian and international festivals. The orchestra has close ties to the Salzburg Festival, the Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, and musikprotokoll im steierischen herbst, which provides a platform for the performance of new and experimental music. Tours to Japan and China are a regular part of the RSO schedule as well. The orchestra has also concertised in the USA and South America. Our most recent tours have taken us to the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonic Halls, the Alte Opera in Frankfurt, and the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf. Since 2007, the RSO has successfully collaborated with the Theater an der Wien, thereby gaining an excellent reputation as an opera orchestra. Yet the RSO is also entirely at home in the film music genre. Every year, the RSO is conducted by composers who have won an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures. In 2012, the RSO recorded the soundtrack to the film, Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World).

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Die Wiener Symphoniker ©Andreas Balon

The Wiener Symphoniker

As Vienna’s cultural ambassador and premier concert orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker handles the lion’s share of symphonic activity that makes up the musical life of the city. The preservation of the traditional, Viennese orchestral sound occupies a central role in the orchestra’s many artistic pursuits. The Wiener Symphoniker is one of Europe’s most prestigious ensembles and boasts 128 members. For this reason, the orchestra is precisely the right vehicle for the great Romantic works of Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss that constitute its core repertoire.

The Vienna Musikverein and nearby Konzerthaus are the principal performing venues of the Wiener Symphoniker. The orchestra has also been in residence at the Bregenzer Festspiele since 1946 and continues to maintain close ties to the festival. Beginning in 2006, the orchestra added another feather to its cap: The Wiener Symphoniker now serves as resident opera orchestra for a whole host of stylistically diverse productions taking place at the Theater an der Wien. Periodic international tours to the most important music centers round out the extensive portfolio of this traditional, Viennese orchestra.

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Concentus Musicus Wien

The orchestra was founded in 1953 by Nikolaus Harnoncourt who directed the orchestra until 1987 from the cello and was the artistic director of the Ensemble till his retirement from the stage in December 2015. “The music of every period can best be brought to life and is most convincingly realized using the resources of the time”, is Harnoncourt’s credo. The musicians of the ensemble spent more than four years rehearsing and perfecting the sound of their ensemble and their authentic interpretation of Baroque and pre-Baroque musical works before they finally gave their first public concert in the Schwarzenberg Palace in Vienna. An event that marked the start of an annual concert series in Vienna, musical tours (starting in 1960) and a wealth of recordings – beginning with the Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Among the many brilliant projects of Concentus Musicus Wien is the complete recording of all the Bach cantatas between 1970 and 1990, for which they were awarded the Gramophone Award. The ensemble is also famous for its opera recordings: for instance, at Theater an der Wien, styriarte Graz or Salzburg Festival.

The successor of Alice Harnoncourt, who left the Concentus together with her husband in December 2015, in the function of the concertmaster is Erich Höbarth. Till now there does not exist a definitive decision of how and under who’s direction the Concentus will go into the future.


Peter Grimes 2015/16 021 ©Monika Rittershaus

Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Ltg. Erwin Ortner)

The Arnold Schoenberg Choir was founded in 1972 by current artistic director Erwin Ortner and remains one of the most sought after and versatile vocal ensembles in Austria. The choir’s repertoire ranges from renaissance and baroque to the present day with a focus on contemporary music. The choir has a particular interest in a cappella music, however it also regularly performs large scale works for choir and orchestra.

As well as concert performances, the choir has also regularly taken part in opera productions, beginning with Schubert's Fierrabras at the Vienna Festwochen in 1988 (directed by Ruth Berghaus and conducted by Claudio Abbado), and including Messiaen's Saint François d'Assise in 1992 (directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen) and the world premiere of Berio's Cronaca del Luogo at the Salzburg 1999 (directed by Claus Guth and conducted by Sylvain Cambreling).

The choir is also regularly engaged in opera productions at the Theatre an der Wien; among others Janaceks Aus einem Totenhaus, which was directed by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez. This production was voted “Best Opera production in German speaking countries 2007”. 

2008 Stravinskys The Rakes Progress (directed by Martin Kusej, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt) and 2009 Claus Guths staged interpretaion of Handels Messiah were further operatic highlights. For over 30 years the choir has had a close association with the conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. It has undertaken numerous concert tours and appears regularly at the Vienna Festwochen, the Salzburg festival, the Wien Modern festival, the Carinthian Summer festival and the styriarte in Graz.

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The Theater an der Wien is one of the most beautiful and historic theatres in Vienna.

Built in 1801 in keeping with the spirit of Mozart by the composer's librettist Emanuel Schikaneder, it has seen numerous performances of historical significance, including Beethoven's sole opera, Fidelio. The theatre has been casting its spell for over two centuries now thanks to its exceptional acoustics and its authentic, intimate atmosphere.

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