Vienna Theatermuseum Tours
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Vienna's Theatermuseum is found in the delightfully Baroque Lobkowitz Palace, steps away from the Schloss Schönbrunn, and is part of the Kunsthistorischen museums complex. Dating from the late 1690s, the Lobkowitz was one of the first urban palaces built in Vienna after the Imperial Family made the city its main home. It was here that Beethoven premiered his ‘Third Symphony’ and here that many glittering society balls were held over the years.
During its Imperial years, Vienna was packed with theaters, many of which – such as the Burgtheater and the Volkstheater – are still going strong. Being avid collectors of just about anything, the Habsburg emperors began to hoard theater artifacts back in the 18th century. Today these are artfully brought together among the gilt, stucco and delicate ceiling frescoes of the Lobkowitz Palace; an unrivaled collection of hundreds of stage sets, props and costumes from across three centuries as well as more than 70,000 theatrical images dating from the early 20th century onwards. Great names such as Oskar Kokoschka and Pablo Picasso had a hand in designing some of the costumes, there are flyers for concerts played in 1713 and autographs from famous musicians such as Wagner, Strauss, Mähler and of course, Beethoven.
Classical concerts are held in the Eroica Hall and summer sees the cultural action move outside to the courtyard of the Lobkowitz Palace; tickets for these events always sell out fast so book well ahead of time.
Lobkowitzplatz 2. Admission adults €8, children under 19 free. Open Wed–Mon 10am–6pm. Metro U1, U2, U4 to Karlsplatz or U3 to Stephansplatz.
Address: Lobkowitzplatz 2, Vienna, Austria
Hours: Open Wed–Mon 10am–6pm
Admission: Adults €8
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Vienna Theatermuseum
Are you looking for things to do in the Vienna historic center? Try our tourist scavenger hunt through the historic center, the Innere Stadt, while discovering its churches and palaces! It will take you from Stephensdom to the Vienna State Opera, and from Michaelerplatz to the Maria Rotunda. We offer challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and advice. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Whether as a family celebration, bachelor party, city visit or just because Vienna "leiwand" and is always worth a new exploration - we show that the city has many faces and is home to amazing events.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Vienna Theatermuseum hours of operation?
Vienna Theatermuseum hours of operation: Open Wed–Mon 10am–6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Vienna Theatermuseum?
The best ways to experience Vienna Theatermuseum are:
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