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Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt Is a Portrait of Vienna’s Jewish Life

Lush and ultimately shattering, Leopoldstadt is a loving portrait of Jewish life in early 20th century Vienna, and a heartfelt embrace of Stoppard’s own immigrant story.

Froth and Finesse

The longest-running piece of musical theater of all time, Die Fledermaus captures an era, and (perhaps) the way Austrians like to see themselves.

Opening the Castle Gates

With high culture such an integral part of the Austrian identity, there are few positions as coveted and prestigious as director of Vienna’s B...

The Floating World of Impulstanz

With courses for all ages, bodies and skills, Europe’s largest contemporary dance festival can be very rewarding for novice dancers – if you’re willing to put in the work.

Popular Movement

Ever since its inception, Impulstanz has grown in reach and output while welcoming all ages, all levels, all bodies. The expansive world of contem...

All Salzburg’s a Stage

Born out of the ashes of the Great War, the Salzburg Festspiele carries on Max Reinhardt's dream of a Europe united through culture.Where other na...

A Hello to Arms | Rojava at the Volkstheater

Rojava offers lessons on love, life and death from the Autonomous Administration of North and East SyriaRojava, the self-described autonomous admi...

Double Indemnity

Featuring comedy, mystery and mistaken identity, Corpse! at Vienna’s English Theatre draws on tried and tested tricks for an entertaining showThe ...

Arrested Development at Theater Drachengasse

Annie Baker’s play "The Flick" puts the mundane into the spotlight at Theater Drachengasse.Growing up is never easy, as anyone who has ever done s...

A Game of Thrones

The fish rots from the head down in the Volkstheater’s compelling Don Karlos.With enlightenment-era ideals under fire, it seems ...

Vienna’s Stages | The Magic behind the Curtains

Vienna’s biggest stages have plenty of secrets the audience never gets to seeIt’s remarkable how daunting, yet fascinating, a few old, chipped w...

Jokes Aside | Vienna’s International Comedy Scene

Austria’s comedy scene gets some international flair as English language stand-up grows in Vienna Downstairs, the room is cozy but packed, the bare b...

The Abyss Stares Back

On Halloween, Jesse Inman’s Smallest Theatre in the World #3 defies the rules of sanity and theater The dark courtyard of the Sigmund Freud Museum is...

Virtual Nightmares at the Wiener Prater

The Clown updates the classic ghost train inside the world’s oldest theme park.There is something deeply unsettling about a clown that’s not put...

On Improv and Music | An Interview with Actor Dennis Kozeluh

Veteran actor Dennis Kozeluh on improvisation and musical entertainment.“I didn’t think I’d spend my life on stage, but I have!”, Dennis Kozel...

A Trump Impeachment Drama: Building the Wall

The Vienna Theatre Project takes a peek at a dystopian post-Trump world as envisioned by Robert SchenkkanAn African-American woman dressed in ...

Attending the Sommernachtsgala at Schloss Grafenegg

Summer concerts in the park don’t get any better than this.One of the joys of working in Vienna is leaving the office early on a Friday afternoo...

A Universe of Dance Emerges at the ImPulsTanz Festival 2017

At ImPulsTanz, the floor can be yours. At Vienna's festival for contemporary dance, watch productions from all over the world or take a chance to perf...

How the Wiener Festwochen are Breaking all the Rules in 2017

The Wiener Festwochen push the envelope with a new co-director setting the toneBeing voted “most-livable” city can be a double-edged sword. Ever...

Laugh all you Want, OHT is Back with The Importance of Being Earnest

Back by popular demand, Open House Theatre goes Wilde with The Importance of Being Earnest Never ones to wash their clean linen in public, the Open H...

Franz Grillparzer’s Medea

The Volkstheater tackles the original woman scorned in Franz Grillparzer’s MedeaHow do you create empathy for a mother who murders her children?...

Imagetanz Festival

Social criticism meets dance at Imagetanz, the annual experimental dance festivalExploring the symbolism and imagery of dance, the annual Imaget...

Lifting the Veil

The Vienna Theatre Project puts on Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What, where logos, mythos and gender intersectFour actors and a director huddle...

Sleuth

Vienna’s English Theatre presents Anthony Shaffer’s exemplary thriller, filled with deceit and deceptionEver popular on English-language stages ...

Twelve Nights to Remember

Vienna’s English Theatre presents Twelfth Nights in an uneven yet endearing versionAs the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death draws to a clos...

Grillparzer’s Medea

Grillparzer’s take on the classic Greek tragedy gets a modern revampAustria’s famous playwright Franz Grillparzer’s third and final installation...

Open House Theatre: A Christmas Carol

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future descend upon Vienna with the Open House TheatreNow in its 32nd consecutive year since it was pe...

A War of Words – Molière’s Misanthrope

The archetypal angry middle-aged male splutters to life in Molière’s Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)Our current love affair with the instant...

Twelfth Turbulent Nights

This comedy comes from Illyria to commemorate the Bard’s deathFeaturing a woman surviving a shipwreck and disguising herself as her twin brother...

Glitter, Glam and The Great Gatsby

Dwight Rhoden revisits F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age shenanigans on stageMimicking the extravagant Roaring Twenties, The Great Gatsby Ballet is...

Beguiled by the Bird-Catcher

The Raimund Theater sets the stage for Emanuel Schikaneder, legendary writer of The Magic Flute.Every year, the day after the famed Opera Ball s...

Social Satire Der Menschenfeind at the Volkstheater

A modern take on Molière’s baroque human comedy.Widely regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy in Western literature, Molière’s s...

Nazi Superhumans Are Superior to All of You

Time-traveling master racists demonstrate The Horror of the Ordinary in this anarchic theater project.Keeping it surreal since 1997, the perform...

Woody Sez

The internationally acclaimed hit folk musical comes to ViennaWidely regarded as one of the leading exponents of American folk music, Woody Guthri...

Spontaneous Combustions

At »MOMENT!« Fifth International Improv Festival, comedy and drama come at the speed of thoughtPromising to “put Vienna back on the international ...

How to Take the Stage in Vienna

These tips will help you to channel your inner Anna Netrebko, Elfriede Jelinek, Christoph Waltz or Fred Astaire.Taking in a Zauberflöte at the Staat...

On Stage: Family Matters – Performance

The .EVOLve Theater company delves into the love that bindsMs. Barbara Wolfram glides into Café ­Goldegg, a stone’s throw from Belvedere Palace....

On Stage: The English Lovers – Improv

For this Vienna-based improvisation group, there is no such thing as mistakes Starting as a reading group in 1997 and moving progressively towards al...

On Stage: Hello/Goodbye

This romantic comedy of beginnings and endings challenges believabilityDebuting on the continent after selling out its initial run at the Hampst...

On Stage: Jimmy Carr

One of Britain’s most acclaimed stand-up comedians brings Funny Business to ViennaAfter their runaway success in bringing live, English-language...

On Stage: Groupie

Middle-age melancholia takes center stage as Vienna’s English Theatre puts on Arnold Wesker’s ultimately optimistic play about life after 50.&nb...

On Stage: The Rain in Vain

Vienna’s English Theatre’s Pygmalion is enjoyable, but fails to capture the true Shavian spiritGeorge Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at Vienna’s Engli...

On Stage: Margaret Cho Does Vienna

The Korean-American comedian is bringing her shameless stage style to town."I have come to murder your ignorance,” Margaret Cho bursts into a la...

Scaling the Depths : Annapurna

Dark and funny, this European premiere is set in a remote mobile home in the Rocky Mountains, where the poet and former alcoholic Ulysses lives a secl...

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

The Theater an der Wien concludes its Monteverdi trilogy with this bloody tale of desire Opera is an exotic and irrational entertainment,” observed S...

Marry Me a Little

The Vienna Theatre Project takes on Stephen SondheimA bittersweet take on urban isolation, this musical revue by the Vienna Theatre Project  is ...
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