Top Choice Puppet Theatre 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…
Live Music in Salzburg


This alternative cultural venue was born out of protests against the Salzburg Festival in the 1980s. Today it’s a bar and performance hybrid. Traversing the entire arts spectrum, the line-up features concerts, cabar…
Cinema in Salzburg

Das Kino

Shows independent and art-house films from Austria and across the globe in their original language. The cinema hosts the mountain-focused Bergfilmfestival in November.
Jazz in Salzburg


Hosts regular concerts from tango to electro alongside workshops and club nights. Don’t miss the free Tuesday-night jam sessions in the adjacent Jazzit:Bar. It’s 600m north of the Mirabellgarten along Elisabethstras…
Theatre in Salzburg


Opera, operetta, ballet and musicals dominate the stage at this elegant 18th-century playhouse. There’s a strong emphasis on Mozart’s music, with the Mozarteum Salzburg Orchestra often in the pit. There are dedicate…
Classical Music in Salzburg


Opened in 1880 and revered for its supreme acoustics, the Mozarteum highlights the life and works of Mozart through chamber music (October to June), concerts and opera. The annual highlight is Mozart Week in January…
Live Music in Salzburg


Salzburg’s hottest live music venue, Rockhouse presents first-rate rock, pop, jazz, folk, metal and reggae concerts – see the website for details. There’s also a tunnel-shaped bar that has DJs (usually free) and ban…
Classical Music in Salzburg


A fantasy of coloured marble, stucco and frescoes, Schloss Mirabell’s baroque Marmorsaal (Marble Hall) is the exquisite setting for chamber-music concerts. Internationally renowned soloists and ensembles perform wor…
Concert Venue in Salzburg

Salzburg Arena

Under a domed wooden roof, this is Salzburg’s premier stage for sporting events, musicals and big-name concerts (Santana and Bob Dylan have played here). The arena is 3km north of town; take bus 1 to Messe.
Show in Salzburg

Sound of Salzburg Show

This all-singing show at the beer garden Sternbräu is a triple bill of Mozart, The Sound of Music and operetta faves performed in traditional costume. Kitschy but fun.