Top Choice Concert Venue in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


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 Theatre in The Museum District & Neubau


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 Opera in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


The glorious Staatsoper is Vienna's premiere 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 ful…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Prater & East of the Danube


Opened to much acclaim in December 2012, this striking baroque meets contemporary concert hall is the new home of the Wiener Sängerknaben, or Vienna Boys' Choir, who previously only performed at the Hofburg. Besides…
Live Music in Vienna


A former slaughterhouse turned music and film venue, Arena is one of Vienna’s quirkier places for seeing live acts. Hard rock, rock, metal, reggae and soul (along with cinema) fill its outdoor stage from May to Sept…
Jazz in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

Porgy & Bess

The program here features top-range modern jazz acts from around the globe. The dimly lit interior has a capacity of 350, and the vibe is velvety and very grown-up. Book well ahead.
Theatre in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt

Theater an der Wien

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


WUK is many things to many people. It hosts a number of events in its concert hall: mid-size international and local rock acts vie with clubbing nights, classical concerts, film evenings, theatre and children’s show…
Cinema in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


Located next to the bar of the same name, Schikaneder is the darling of Vienna’s alternative cinema scene. The film subject range is quite broad but also highly selective, and art house through and through.
Live Music in Alsergrund & the University District


Fringe live acts, alternative beats and album launches are the mainstay of B72’s entertainment line-up, which all attract a predictably youthful crowd. Its tall glass walls and arched brick interior are typical of m…