Austria entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in The Hofburg & Around

Spanish Riding School

The world-famous Spanish Riding School is a Viennese institution truly reminiscent of the imperial Habsburg era. This unequalled equestrian show is performed by Lipizzaner stallions formerly kept at an imperial stud…
Top Choice Opera in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Staatsoper

The glorious Staatsoper is Vienna's premier opera and classical-music venue. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the interval, wander the foyer and refreshment rooms to full…
Top Choice Theatre in The Museum District & Neubau

Burgtheater

The Burgtheater hasn't lost its touch over the years – this is one of the foremost theatres in the German-speaking world, staging some 800 performances a year, which reach from Shakespeare to Woody Allen plays. The …
Top Choice Puppetry in Salzburg

Salzburger Marionettentheater

The red curtain goes up on a miniature stage at this marionette theatre, a lavish stucco, cherub and chandelier-lit affair founded in 1913. The repertoire star is The Sound of Music, with a life-sized Mother Superio…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Musikverein

The opulent Musikverein holds the proud title of the best acoustics of any concert hall in Austria, which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra embraces. The lavish interior can be visited by 45-minute guided tour (in E…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Prater & East of the Danube

MuTh

This striking baroque meets contemporary concert hall is the home of the Wiener Sängerknaben, or Vienna Boys' Choir, who previously only performed at the Hofburg. Besides Friday afternoon choral sessions at 5pm with…
Booking Service in The Hofburg & Around

Burgkapelle Vienna Boys' Choir Tickets

The Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys' Choir) sings during Sunday mass in the Burgkapelle in the Hofburg; book at least six weeks in advance. Unsold choir tickets go on sale at 8am and free standing-room tickets are …
Classical Music in Salzburg

Schlosskonzerte

A fantasy of coloured marble, stucco and frescoes, the baroque Marmorsaal (Marble Hall) at Schloss Mirabell is the exquisite setting for chamber-music concerts. Internationally renowned soloists and ensembles perfor…
Theatre in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Theater an der Wien

The Theater an der Wien has hosted some monumental premiere performances, including Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Strauss Jnr’s Die Fledermaus. These days, besides staging musicals, dance and con…
Cinema in Alsergrund & the University District

Votivkino

Built in 1912, the Votiv is one of the oldest cinemas in Vienna. It’s been extensively updated since then and is now among the best cinemas in the city. Its three screens feature a mix of Hollywood’s more quirky ven…