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Guided tours of the Burgtheater

From the grand staircases with the famous ceiling paintings by brothers Gustav and Ernst Klimt and Franz Matsch to the sculpture collections of notable poets (Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Raimund, Nestroy) and the gallery of honor with portraits of famous ensemble members – Europe's largest dramatic theater, the Burgtheater, has so much to offer.

The peek behind the scenes at the technology is also exciting. Taking rehearsal, performance, and conversion times into consideration, the tour usually also goes into the auditorium and onto the stage.

Guided tour "Burgtheater - A peek behind the scenes"

No reservation necessary for single guests.

Dates: Thursday and Friday at 3.00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays at 11.00 am (except Christmas Eve and Good Friday)
Languages: The guided tours are held in German; written summaries are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Japanese.

In the case of afternoon performances, there are no guided tours. Info

Registration - for groups and wheelchair users

Burgtheater information service center: Mo-Fr 9.00 am - 5.00 pm, July to middle of August: Mo, Tu, We, Fr 10.00 am - 2.00 pm, Th 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tel. (+43 1) 514 44-4140


Universitätsring 2
1010 Vienna
  • Guided tours

    • Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m.
      in German (with English summaries), time: about one hour

      Friday - Sunday, 3:00 p.m.
      in German and English; other languages upon request, time: about one hour

  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • (Double swinging doors 170 cm wide)
      • Ramp 300 cm  wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in the Burgtheater parking lot – Volksgarten side
    • Elevator available
      • Door 160 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 12 Wheelchair spaces available (in the auditorium, access with the elevator)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      At each performance, the Burgtheater provides places in the stalls with acoustic amplification by means of induction for visitors who wear a hearing aid. The acoustic signal is also amplified for all visitors. This can be received in the theater during the performance on radio frequency 99.2 MHz using a radio receiver, mobile telephone or MP3 player with radio reception. Please bring your own headset.

    • Comments

      Special tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on prior notification.
      Prior notification is necessary for visitors with wheelchairs for admission tickets and tours. Tel. +43 1 514 44-4140,

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