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Burgtheater

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.

Guided Tours

Visit the Burgtheater and get an extraordinary insight into the amazing technology, architecture, organization and history of this world-renowned theatre. Some 13,000 people attend the guided tours and walks through the building every year. The tour includes the grand staircases with famous ceiling paintings by Gustav Klimt and his associates Franz Matsch and Ernst Klimt, the sculpture collection with busts of renowned playwrights, including Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Raimund, and Nestroy, the portrait gallery featuring portraits of eminent actors and the technical facilities of Europe’s largest theatre.

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

If you understand enough German to experience Burgtheater performances live, you have come to the right place: www.burgtheater.at

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

Burgtheater

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
      • (Doppelschwingtüre 170 cm wide)
      • Ramp 300 cm  wide
    • 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, info@burgtheater.at