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Boards that mean the world: Cheap tickets for the Viennese theaters

Anyone who likes opera or theater knows: it’s not cheap. But if you’re smart, you also know that with a little luck and spontaneity, you can get remaining tickets for little money at Vienna’s major theaters.

There are great offers, especially for students and young adults. We’ll show you how to get into Vienna’s theaters and opera houses cheaply.

In many Viennese theaters and opera houses you can spontaneously get hold of cheap remaining seats. How do you do that? Well, read more about it …

Publikum und Retro-Bestuhlung in Oper


Guaranteed top quality: whether standard works or new productions – you can rely on the best entertainment at the Burgtheater.

If you want to attend one of the performances at the Haus am Ring at the lowest possible price, there are a number of discounts available: Pupils, trainees, those doing military or civilian service and students under the age of 27 can simply buy a small number of tickets online for just 12 euros. If there are any remaining tickets, you can also buy them at the box office.

For selected events, everyone at the box office also receives a 25 percent discount on remaining tickets from one hour before the start of the performance. All other discounts can be found on the website.

Theater in der Josefstadt

The Theater in der Josefstadt, which also includes the Kammerspiele in Rotenturmstraße, is a venerable, dignified theater. Classical plays are just as much a part of the repertoire as contemporary works. Whether Schnitzler, Mitterer or completely new plays and productions: Topical themes, modern adaptations and tongue-in-cheek comedies always attract an enthusiastic audience here.

Three days before the performance, pupils, trainees, civil servants, soldiers and students up to the age of 27 can order tickets for 7 euros. Tip: Sign up for the newsletter and regularly win free tickets in the theater puzzle.

Stereotypische Theaterbühne mit rotem Vorhang

Raimund Theater und Ronacher

Would you like to experience more dancing and singing on stage? Then it’s time for a visit to the Raimund Theater or the Ronacher. Great musicals await you there. If you want to go easy on your wallet, take a look at the discounts: Pupils, those doing military service and students up to the age of 27 receive discounted tickets.

Those over the age of 27 receive discounted tickets. There is also a contingent of senior and junior tickets for selected performances, on the 13th of the month you can get into the theater for just 13 euros if you are lucky and for marked performances you will receive a fourth free ticket for every three tickets booked.

Wiener Staatsoper bei Nacht

Wiener Staatsoper

Once in a lifetime to the Vienna State Opera! Yes, many people want to see The Magic Flute or Swan Lake in the magnificent opera house. Unfortunately, affordable tickets are often gone faster than they can be bought online – and the queue in front of the standing room box office gets longer and longer before the performance starts. Fortunately, queuing can be worth it.

The evening cash box in Operngasse opens 80 minutes before the performance begins. If you don’t want to queue for nothing, it’s best to arrive early. Standing tickets cost 13 euros for the balcony, 15 euros for the gallery and 18 euros for the second floor.

Anyone under the age of 27 can attend the dress rehearsal for just 10 euros or find out about remaining tickets and last-minute offers for pre-booked performances for 20 euros.


Operetta or opera light can only be found in Vienna – alongside operas, musicals and ballets – at the Volksoper. Die Fledermaus is part of the regular repertoire. The most famous opera, La Traviata, is performed as well as lesser-known works.

The Volksoper also offers various discounts that allow you to attend performances at a lower price. For example, unemployed people can get remaining tickets between 6 and 12 euros 20 minutes before the start of the performance. If you are under 30 years old, you can buy tickets for 15 euros – either in advance on certain dates or as remaining tickets at the box office.

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