National Theater

Ever since 1776, when Emperor Joseph II founded the Court and National Theater, the institution preceding the present-day Burgtheater, this theater, with its distinguished company, has held a leading position in the dramatic arts of the German-speaking countries. For the season 2014/15, the Burgtheater was awarded "Theater of the Year" by the German-language journal "Theater heute".

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Guided tours: daily 3 p.m.
Guided tours in German: Monday-Thursday.
Guided tours in German and English: Friday-Sunday, public holidays (Exception: in July and August all tours, on every day of the week, are in German and English).
Lasting about 1 hour.

Information and prior arrangement for groups by tel. +43 1 514 44-4140.

Wenn Sie ausreichend Deutsch verstehen, um Burgtheater-Aufführungen live mitzuerleben, sind Sie hier richtig:

 Over 1,400 leading museums and cultural institutions make their cultural treasures accessible online via the Google Arts & Culture platform. Among other things, the Burgtheater shows a close-up of Gustav Klimt's self portrait - Part of the important ceiling paintings, which Gustav Klimt realized with his brother Ernst and Franz Matsch in the area of the grand staircases in 1887.

There is also a street view tour of the theater and the paintings of the new portrait gallery.

Discover: The Burgtheater on Google Arts & Culture


Universitätsring 2, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Guided tours: in German (with English summaries), time: about one hour Mo - Th, 15:00
    • Guided tours: in German and English; other languages upon request, time: about one hour Fr - Su, 15:00
  • Accessibility

    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 170 cm wide )
        ramp will be mobilized, please ring the porter
      • Ramp 300 cm wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 3 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in the Burgtheater parking lot – Volksgarten side
    • Elevator available
      • 180 cm wide and 200 cm low , 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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