Marionette Theater in Schönbrunn Palace
Throughout the year, the marionettes captivate young and old with a wide variety of performances from opera, operetta and musical. As a full-length adult program or in adaptations for the whole family: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes to life as a marionette figure and leads children through his Magic Flute and The Abduction from the Seraglio. Johann Strauss also makes an appearance in his Fledermaus. Engelbert Humperdinck narrates his opera Hansel and Gretel. With Aladdin and Sisi's Secret, children and adults experience musicals with puppets as the main characters.
Since 2018, a myth has returned to Schönbrunn Palace: Sisi's Secret, the first musical with puppets about Empress Elisabeth and her unique love for Emperor Franz Josef. With lots of music, the audience relives the most important phases of Sisi's life and immerses itself in the time around 1850 with over 30 marionettes in historical costumes and imaginative stage sets. To be seen as an open air musical in front of the marionette theater from June 3 to September 26, 2021.
On delicate threads
The marionettes, costumes, stage sets and stage technology are painstakingly crafted in the Marionette Theater's own workshops in collaboration with prominent directors, stage and costume designers. On average, the puppet theater's handmade figures measure 60 centimeters, to which the players give life, grace and soul for a short time.
250-year playing tradition
The Schönbrunn Palace Marionette Theater has been continuing an old marionette play tradition since 1994: As early as 1777, Empress Maria Theresa hosted Prince Esterházy's puppet theater at Schönbrunn Palace Theater in honor of distinguished guests from Saxony.
The special puppetry technique was added to UNESCO's list of intangible world cultural heritage in 2016. On worldwide tours, there have been many high awards for the equally dedicated and professional team of the Schönbrunn Palace Marionette Theater.
Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn PalaceSchloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt
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- daily, 11:00 - 00:00
- 4 Steps (Doppelschwingtüre 125 cm wide)
- Ramp 200 cm long , 50 cm high
Car parks Main entrance
- 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- 9 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
No elevator available. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (prior arrangement).
- Main entrance