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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 theatre also runs the 500-seater Akademietheater, which was built between 1911 and 1913.
Tickets at the Burgtheater and Akademietheater sell for 75% of their face value an hour before performances. Advance bookings are recommended, although, depending on the performance, some last-minute tickets may be available.