Musicals are very popular in Vienna and are fixtures of the wonderful city of music. Find out more about the theaters that show musicals all year round as well as the most beautiful and entertaining current productions.
Vienna’s most famous musical theaters are the Ronacher and the Raimund Theater, both run by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW). Year after year, they bring exciting international musicals hit as well as in-house productions (such as Dance of the Vampires or Elisabeth) to the stage.
The latest in-house production of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien with the hits of the Austrian music legend Rainhard Fendrich is hilarious, charming and romantic. With Austrian hit songs such as “Macho Macho”, “Haben Sie Wien schon bei Nacht gseh’n”, “Es lebe der Sport”, “Blond”, “Strada del Sole”, “Tango Korrupti”, “Nix is Fix”, “Weus’d a Herz hast wie a Bergwerk” and of course the title song “I am from Austria”, this musical tells the story of a movie star from Austria, who made it in Hollywood and now returns to the imperial city of Vienna for the Opera Ball. The musical premiered on 16 September 2017 and is now in its second season thanks to the brilliant public success. Let yourself be carried away by this fun and cheeky story full of surprises and amusing situational comedy. Get your tickets now.
Where: Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, 1060 Vienna
Start: from 13 September 2018; Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 06:30 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday at 07:30 p.m.; Sundays at 04:30 p.m.
Ticket price: from € 20
HOP ON HOP OFF Station no. 29 Train Station
I am from Austria (c) VBW
This musical is based on the international cinema blockbuster and has already been awarded the title of "Best New Musical" in London.
The love story of superstar Rachel Marron and her bodyguard Frank Farmer thrilled millions of viewers worldwide. Not only musical fans will be impressed by this show with hits like "One moment in time", "I wanna dance with somebody", "I have nothing", "Queen of the night", "The greatest love of all" or "I will always love you".
Where: Ronacher Wien, Seilerstätte 9, 1010 Vienna
Start: from 27 September 2018; Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 06:30 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday 07:30 p.m., Saturdays additionally at 03:00 p.m. and Sundays at 06:30 p.m.
Ticket price: from € 20
HOP ON HOP OFF Station no. 1 State Opera
Bodyguard (c) VBW
You can also find a colourful programme of entertaining musicals at the Volksoper Wien. Starting in September 2018, one of the scariest musicals will bring some extra entertainment: Sweeney Todd. In the musical by Stephen Sondheim, the barber Sweeney Todd is out for bloody revenge after years of exile, falling into a delusion of death.
Other musicals to follow at the Volksoper Wien are: Gypsy, Vivaldi - The Fifth Season, Wonderful Town, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, The Man of La Mancha, and the probably most famous Austrian musical of all: The Sound of Music.
Where: Volksoper Wien, Währinger Str. 78, 1090 Vienna
Start: please visit the website www.volksoper.at
Ticket price: www.volksoper.at