Guided tours of the Burgtheater

A guided tour of the Burgtheater offers unique insights into the architecture, art, organisation and history of one of Europe’s largest and oldest theatres.

The tour includes the grand staircases with the famous ceiling murals by Franz Matsch and brothers Gustav and Ernst Klimt, the sculpture collections of famous dramatists such as Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Raimund and Nestroy, and the portrait gallery of renowned ensemble members, through to the technical side of Europe’s largest theatre. Visitors will also be taken into the auditorium and onto the stage, provided that there are no rehearsals or performances underway.

 

Guided tours from September to June

There is one guided tour of the Burgtheater every day between 1 September and 30 June (except on 24 December and Good Friday, subject to change).

  • Guided tour: “Burgtheater – A Look Behind the Scenes”, daily 3pm
  • Monday – Thursday: German with an English summary
  • Friday – Sunday & bank holidays: German and English

 

Information on guided tours

Bookings for groups and visitors in wheelchairs

+43 1 51444-4140

info@burgtheater.at

Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm

Universitätsring 2,
1010 Vienna, Europe
 

Guided tours during the summer months

In July and August we offer a daily guided tour at 3pm in German and English with a written summary in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Prices

Adults € 8,-
Senior citizens € 7,-
Children, school pupils, students € 4,-

The guided tours start at the main entrance, in the box office foyer, and last about 50 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the Burgtheater box office 15 minutes before the guided tour is set to begin (on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays as well as during the months of July and August, the box office foyer opens 15 minutes before the tour starts).

You do not need to book your ticket in advance, unless you are booking for a group! Please let us know in advance if you are in a wheelchair!

Further, please note that it will not be possible to enter the auditorium and the stage area on certain days and during the summer when a set is being assembled or rehearsal or maintenance work is underway.

There are no guided tours on days with matinées.

Guided tours from September to June

There is one guided tour of the Burgtheater every day between 1 September and 30 June (except on 24 December and Good Friday, subject to change): Guided tour: “Burgtheater – A Look Behind the Scenes”.

  • Daily 3pm. Monday – Thursday: German with an English summary
  • Friday – Sunday & bank holidays: German and English

Guided tours during the summer months

In July and August we offer a daily guided tour at 3pm in German and English with a written summary in French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.

Guided Tour for Children & Young People

A guided tour gives young visitors the chance to make exciting discoveries about the history and architecture of the Burgtheater and to take a peek behind the scenes. They gain insight into the day-to-day work8 that goes on in the theatre before the curtain goes up.

To book a guided tour for groups of children and young people (minimum 15 participants), please email:

burgtheaterstudio@burgtheater.at 

Tour lasts 60–90 minutes

Spielplan