Theater an der Wien

  • Linke Wienzeile 6
    1060 Wien

The modern and open acces to the musical theater is emphasized by the program, the international actors and the house itself. The ambience, the intime atomosphere and the ideal acoustics in the historical theatre animate to open the senses for the beautiful. The "Theater an der Wien" sets a conscious reference to its lively environment and to the culture scene around the "Schleifmühlenviertel". (Source: Theater an der Wien)

The „Theater an der Wien – Das neue Opernhaus“, which is located next to the Wiener Naschmarkt, was opened in 1801. The person who built the Theater an der Wien is Mozart’s librettist Emanuel Schikaneder. Its name was inspired by the Vienna river (the Wien), which flew past the house at that time. The opening of the Theater an der Wien was celebrated with the gala prologue “Thepsis Traum” and the opera “Alexander” by Franz Teyber. After the Second World War, the Theater an der Wien was the replacement stage for the Vienna State Opera. Approximately 1100 seating places and 50 standing places are in the Theater an der Wien. Many pieces celebrated their premiere through the years in the Theater an der Wien: „Fidelio“ by Ludwig van Beethoven, „Das Käthchen von Heilbronn“ by Heinrich von Kleist, „Die Ahnfrau“ by Franz Grillparzer, „Der Zerrissene“ by Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, „Der Waffenschmied“ by Albert Lortzing, „Das Pensionat“ by Franz von Suppé, „Die Fledermaus“ by Johann Strauss, „Der Bettelstudent“ by Carl Millöcker, „Der Vogelhändler“ by Carl Zeller, „Bruder Straubinger“ by Edmund Eysler, „Die lustige Witwe“ by Franz Lehár, „Auf Befehl der Kaiserin“ by Bruno Granichstaedten, „Die Zirkusprinzessin“ by Emmerich Kálmán, „Axel an der Himmelstür“ by Ralph Benatzky, the German-speaking premiere of „Der Mann von La Mancha“ by Mitch Leigh sowie „Cats“ or „Das Phantom der Oper“ by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In the current season, following works are performed at the Theater an der Wien: „Peer Gynt“, „Piramo e Tisbe“ (in concert), „Elisabetta“, „Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria““ (in concert), „Stefan Mickisch: Die Fledermaus“, „Germanico in Germania“ (in concert), „Osterklang – Ballett: Gespenster“, „Gespenster“ (Ballet), „Osterklang – Ballett: Carmen“, „Osterklang – La Femme c´est moi“, „Osterklang – Ballet Russe“, „Elegie für junge Liebende“, „Ariodante“ (in concert), „Die Schöpfung“, „Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 (Erzmutterz der Abwehrz)“ and „Lady eats apple“. Save yourself tickets for a thrilling evening at the Theater an der Wien and book tickets at now!