Opera for all
Opera means something to everyone in Vienna. You don't need an admission ticket to the Vienna State Opera to experience a great evening full of music and song. "Oper live am Platz" is held in April, May, June and September as well as around New Year's Eve - from 27 December to 1 January, including the broadcast of the Strauss opera Die Fledermaus on 31 December as part of the New Year's Eve Trail.
The Vienna State Opera broadcasts more than 80 performances live on a 50 m2 LED video wall each season. A director in the studio of the Vienna State Opera prepares an ideal edit using eight remote-controlled HD cameras.
Grand opera in the open air
The alternative to fighting over the hotly contested, low-price standing places in the Vienna State Opera every evening is to sit outside on Karajan-Platz in comfort and for free. 180 chairs are set up for each live broadcast. Information on the opera and the cast is provided on the video wall about half an hour before the performance begins.
Opera live on the Square
April/May/June and September and 27 December to 1 January - whatever the weather
Broadcasts with subtitles in German
Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)Opernring 2, 1010 Wien
Side entrance on right under the arcades on Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. From side entrance, access to elevator via inclined elevator (stairlift) in lobby.
- 2 Steps (Swinging doors 87 cm wide )
Parking spaces for people with disabilities
Operngasse, Opernring intersection
- Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 95 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- 22 Wheelchair spaces available (4 in the stalls/orchestra, 18 seats in the gallery as needed)
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Tours in ten languages, prior notification for wheelchair users necessary (Tel. +43 1 514 44–2606). Language display.
Portable ramps available for steps inside building.
To reserve wheelchair and companion seats for performances, tel. +43 1 514 44-2653 (Mo-Fri, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm)
- Side entrance