Ever since its beginning, the Wiener Konzerthaus has distinguished itself though living tradition, a bold programme, and an openness towards new ideas.
The planning stages in 1890 envisioned a multi-purpose building which would address many population classes and have rooms for concerts, the ice-skating association, and the bicycle club. This idea still lives on today in the three separate concert halls which can be used independently.
The Mozart Hall in the Wiener Konzerthaus
From lute recitals to song evenings and from string quartets to a chamber orchestra, the Mozart Hall offers to chance to enjoy an excellent music experience, thanks to its unique acoustics and wonderful atmosphere. It is world-famous, drawing more than just nationally established ensembles and soloists to Vienna.
The Great Hall
World-famous orchestras, virtuoso soloists, great conductors, and legendary jazz musicians. This room, designed to hold 1,800 visitors, is a place for all kinds of musical worlds. Its architecture successfully combines late historicism, secessionism, and Jugendstil, and ever since the general renovation of the great hall in 1999, it has presented itself in its old-meets-new splendour.
Chamber music, dinners, receptions. The Schubert Hall is a festive room which resembles a musical salon. Its 320 seats make it perfect for receptions, dinners, and exciting presentations. But it is the midday and chamber concerts that are especially popular with the audience. This is where many talented young musicians began their career.
The Vienna Konzerthaus’ programme extends from the classics to jazz and world music and has a diverse concert schedule with over 800 concerts per season. Several festivals are also on the yearly agenda – Resonanzen, the festival for early music, takes place in January, the Vienna Spring Festival, while the International Music Festival or Wien Modern festivals are a popular choice in autumn.
Video about the Konzerthaus
Guided tours, which last around an hour, offer interesting glimpses into the life of the Konzerthaus, from the backstage area and the soloist rooms to the orchestra’s cloakroom. Take a peek behind the scenes, and you may even get a glimpse of a dress rehearsal.
Tours are carried out in German, while other languages are available on request.
How to reach the Konzerthaus
Address: Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Vienna
Accessibility: Guide dogs are permitted. Wheelchair places and an accessible toilet featuring barrier-free access are also available.
Information on the current performances