Stage Setting Model „Ein Sommernachtstraum“ von Max Reinhardt/Gustav Knina 1905

Austrian Theater Museum

The Theater Museum brings together collections on all topics of the performing arts and is one of the biggest and most important documentation centers of its kind in the world. Objects of contemporary Austrian and international stage art from spoken and musical theater via dance and film to figure and puppet theater are kept in the archives and scientifically researched, published and presented in exhibitions.

The museum evolved from the Theater Collection of the Austrian National Library, whose origins go as far back as the Baroque era. In 1923, the collection was enlarged when the theater collection of the famous actor and former director of the Vienna Burgtheater, Hugo Thimig (1854-1944), was bought.

A separate department of the museum is devoted to children where they are introduced to the stage-world in a playful way. The Theater Museum also houses a grand concert hall, the "Eroica Hall", called after Beethoven's Third Symphony, dedicated to the composer's patron and owner of the palace, Franz Joseph Maximilian Prince Lobkowitz. Subsequently many of Beethoven’s compositions were performed at the Lobkowitz Palace.

Tenorissimo! Plácido Domingo in Vienna

The Theater Museum celebrates Plácido Domingo on the anniversary of his stage debut in a special exhibition from May 17: He has been singing at the Vienna State Opera for 50 years. In 1967 Plácido Domingo made his debut in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo and started an unparalleled career. Ever since Vienna has been a very special "home port" where he appeared in 30 roles in 330 performances.

Original costumes, video and audio clips document the most important performances of the Tenorissimo in Vienna. Besides the opera star, celebrated far beyond his artistic circles, the presentation also shows the human, the genuine bundle of energy Plácido Domingo.
May 17, 2017 – January 8, 2018

Theatre Museum

Lobkowitzplatz 2 , 1010 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • We - Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Presentations, tours and workshops by appointment
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   120  cm  wide )
    • Elevator available
      • 130 cm wide and 150 cm low , Door 130 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (by prior arrangement: at least two days ahead of time). Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request (Tel. +43 1 525 24–5310).

    • Comments

      Exhibition area on ground floor: with portable ramp placed by staff as required. Intercom system at the main gate (front door or box office), staff will take you to the elevator.

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Theater Museum for Children and Young People:
Performances, guided tours and workshops by prior arrangement
Tel. +43 1 525 24-5310
www.theatermuseum.at

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