The “Haus für Musik und Theater” (House of Music and Theatre) – short: MuTh – was open in 2012 and lies at the southern tip of the Augarten park. The building’s construction was funded by a private foundation. Since then, the venue has been the concert and multipurpose hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and as a trademark of the world-famous children’s choir from Vienna.
Since then, the technically sophisticated building has, however, staged live performances of more than the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Rock and jazz concerts, theatre, performances, and presentations and workshops especially for children and schools also take place here regularly.
The Vienna Boys’ Choir: A musical institution with royal roots
The world-famous Boys’ Choir was founded in 1498 following the tradition of the Royal Court Boys’ Choir. It consists of 4 individual choirs. Nowadays, the first-class young singers continually tour the best venues – primarily in Austria, Germany, and the USA.
The architecture of the Konzerthaus
- Capacity of concert hall: 413 people
- Size of stage: 12 x 9 metres
- Size of orchestra pit: 12 x 3.5 metres
- Accessibility: accessible, 4 wheelchair places
The concert hall – the acoustics
The MuTh concert hall captivates its visitors with unique acoustics – and can even be considered a chamber opera house in this respect – by way of an apron curtain and an orchestra shell. In addition to its primary function as a musical theatre with an orchestra pit, it is also therefore ideal for rock and children’s operas, as well as group events.
How to reach the MuTh concert hall
Address: Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020 Vienna
Public transport: Underground line U2, stop: Taborstraße
Further information on the programme in the – Music and Theatre