Theater im Park, Belvedere, sun
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Curtain up this summer

There's a whole bunch of new stuff going on in this unusual summer of coronavirus. Here are some tips.

New: Theater in the Park

Michael Niavarani and Georg Hoanzl kick off Theater in the Park at the Belvedere on July 1. The setting is the beautiful, 2-hectare private garden of the Princely Schwarzenberg Family Foundation. A temporary, transparent open-air stage stands between two mighty sycamore trees. Opposite is a Baroque grotto, where an open-air theater was planned centuries ago. 2020 is going to be something with a carefree theater experience outdoors. And on a daily basis.

Throughout the summer, audiences can look forward to many stars of cabaret, theater, and various musical genres. To drop a few names: Klaus Eckel, Michael Niavarani, Florian Teichtmeister, Sandra Cervik & Herbert Föttinger, Maria Happel, Viktor Gernot, Erwin Steinhauer, Ernst Molden & Der Nino aus Wien, Michael Mittermeier, Gernot Kulis, Alex Kristan, Gery Seidl, Thomas Stipsits, Camilla Nylund, and many more.

Theater in the Park is intended to be not only one of the most beautiful but also one of the safest performance venues in Austria. The rows are spaced at a distance of 1.5 meters, tables for two or four people are placed within the rows. What's more: full refunds are offered if the performance does not go ahead. Information and tickets

Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

The world-famous puppets dance again after the first break in 25 years. In summer 2020, they do so Friday thru Sunday outdoors in front of the Marionette Theater housed in the Hofratstrakt wing of Schönbrunn Palace. The traveling stage normally used around the world will be deployed. From July 3 to August 30, the fragile figures and immortal melodies in "Mozart and the Magic Flute in Schönbrunn" will spirit audiences away to a world of magic, while families can look forward to the Magic Flute for children.

Metropol Pawlatschenbühne

The Wiener Metropol is a charming and historical events center in the 17th district. The "Pawlatschenbühne", as covered open-air theaters in the suburbs were called, was founded around 1900 in the cozy chestnut garden of the former establishment. Many of them no longer exist, of course.

Blues guitarist Hans Thessing opens the theater summer program on July 2; this is followed until the end of August by evenings of music and lots of cabaret (Flo und Wisch, the Kernölamazonen, Christoph Fälbl, Thomas Strobl, Lydia Prenner-Kaspar, Herbert Steinböck, Joesi Prokopetz …).

Fine treats from the Metropol kitchen are also served on the Pawlatschen, or porches. In poor weather, the event moves into the large hall of the Wiener Metropol.

Theater am Spittelberg

The Theater am Spittelberg is also a former Viennese courtyard gallery theater or 'Pawlatschentheater'. Now renovated, it is a modern, yet charming indoor location situated in the heart of the smart Spittelberg district near the MuseumsQuartier (formerly a crazy red-light district). The summer program is extremely colorful: world music, Viennese music, a capella, variety theater and comedy, theater, and children's performances. The best thing is to have a browse.

There is even more on in Vienna – updated daily in the event database

Park at Belvedere Palace

Oberes Belvedere, Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien
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Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

Schloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt, 1130 Wien
  • Vienna City Card

  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 4 Steps (Double swinging doors   125  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 200  cm  long , 50  cm  high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 9 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      No elevator available. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (prior arrangement).


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