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Life Ball in front of Vienna’s City Hall
© Life Ball 2018 / Harald Klemm

Life Ball: a journey over the rainbow

The Life Ball is one of the biggest AIDS charity events in the world. The party on June 8 in and in front of Vienna City Hall promises to be flashy, colorful and loud, in order to generate donations for AIDS relief projects and to promote public awareness of HIV and AIDS. For this year’s slogan “United in Diversity”, an illustrious circus troupe goes on a journey over the rainbow and lands in a fantastic, diverse world of colors. To mark 50 years of Stonewall, the Life Ball takes place at the half-way mark of EuroPride in 2019.

Opening show on Rathausplatz

The opulent opening show at City Hall Square, with numerous appearances by international stars and a fashion show, is open to the public.

Top level guests from Hollywood are expected: actress and amfAR ambassador Katie Holmes, burlesque star Dita von Teese and Golden Globe winner Keala Settle will spread plenty of international glamor. Conchita hosts the opening show of the 26th and final Life Ball together with Dianne Brill, the muse of Andy Warhol.

The famous Italian fashion house Missoni provides a fashion revival. After almost 20 years, it is organizing the fashion show on City Hall Square for the second time. 

Anyone without tickets for the ball can also celebrate at the Life Ball party in the Volksgarten Disco from 11.00 pm.

Life Ball

June 8, 2019
Red Carpet from 7.30 pm, food from 4.00 pm
Opening show on City Hall Square from 9.30 pm
Inspiration for extraordinary outfits:

Life Ball Logo
© Life Ball

Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus)

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Free guided tours
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors   92  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 545  cm  long , 47  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Lichtenfelsgasse, Felderstrasse
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Multimedia guides in Austrian and English sign language are available free of charge upon presentation of an official photographic form of ID (passport, identity card, driver’s license).

    • Comments

      Elevator near stair no. 7: door width: 92 cm, cabin depth: 240 cm, cabin width: 130 cm, passage to elevator: 110 cm.
      Elevator near stair no. 8: door width: 92 cm, passage to elevator: 88 cm, cabin width: 110 cm, cabin depth 210 cm.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom / changing room (near stair no. 8).

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Exhibition "United in Diversity"

A special exhibition at the Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection shows costumes and accessories from this year's Style Bible on the theme of "United in Diversity" for the first time, plus selected exhibits from past productions. The exhibition can be viewed from May 17 to September 15, 2019.

Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection

Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • also open on: Easter Monday, Whit Monday, Mondays between December 24 and January 6.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   180  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 90 cm wide and 160 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Seeing-eye dogs permitted. Guided group tours for wheelchair users on request.

    • Comments

      All areas accessible via elevator. Elevator 3rd-5th floor.
      Lifting platform to the first floor: door width: 83 cm, cabin depth: 117 cm, cabin width: 75 cm. Access to the restaurant / café: no steps.

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