Events in Vienna

Vienna events, March-April 2016
A selection of the best concert, music and exhibition events, by Vienna In Your Pocket city guide,
See the venue code key at the bottom of the listings.

Classical Concert Highlights

8, 11, 14, 17 Mar, 19:00
Aida (Giuseppe Verdi)
Conductor: Simone Young

6, 10, 13, 16, 18 Mar, 18:30, 19:00
Tri Sestri (Péter Eötvös)
Conductor: Péter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer

19, 22, 26 Mar, 19:30
La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini)
Conductor: Simone Young

1, 4, 7 Apr
La Clemenza di Tito (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Conductor: Adam Fischer

15, 18, 21 Apr
Don Pasquale (Gaetano Donizetti)
Conductor: Evelino Pidò

19, 23, 26, 29 Apr
Un ballo in maschera (Giuseppe Verdi)
Conductor: Jesús López Cobos

2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 29, 30 Apr, 11:00, 15:30
Wiener Philharmoniker
Works by Gustavo Dudamel, Rachmaninov, Reger, Mussorgsky and more.

5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 26, 27 Mar, 11:00, 15:00, 19:30
6, 7, 28, 30 Apr, 19:30
Wiener Symphoniker
Works by Bertrand de Billy, Dutillieux, Saint-Saëns, Ravel and more.

15 Mar, 19:30
Rudolf Buchbinder
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven.

27 Apr, 19:30
Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich
Works by Mozart, Schubert, Stravinsky.

14 Mar, 19:30
Murray Perahia
Wors by Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, van Beethoven.

19 Mar, 19:30
Wiener Symphoniker
Bach: Messe h-moll.

13 Apr, 19:30
Mitsuko Uchida
Works by Berg, Schubert, Mozart, Schumann.


19 Apr, 19:30
Iveta Apkalna
Works by Mozart, Escaich, Bach, Kalējs, Janáček, Hindemith.


Musicals & Shows

9 Mar – 30 Apr, 18:00, 18:30, 19:30
The musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber has enjoyed cult status for years, winning an Oscar for the film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

1 Mar – 20 Mar, 15:00, 18:00, 18:30, 19:30
Mozart! The Musical
The musical throws light on the world’s most famous composer both as a historical human being and as a legendary figure of classical music.

11 Mar, 20:00
All You Need Is Love! - The Beatles-Musical
More than 40 years after th band's dissolution, the enthusiasm for the Beatles is unbroken. 'All You Need is Love' brings this enthusiasm back to Vienna.

17 Mar, 20:00
The Barry White Experience
A show dedicated to the King of Soft Soul Barry White, under the slogan 'Let the music play again!'

26 Mar, 19:30
Disney In Concert
The most beautiful melodies from Disney classics presented by a large orchestra and star soloists on a large concert stage.

20-30 Apr, 14:00, 18:30, 19:30
Ich war noch niemals in New York
A musical with the greatest Udo Jürgens songs.


11 Mar, 20:00
Sick Of It All
Sick of It All is a major part of the New York hardcore scene; now on their 30th anniversary tour.

13 Mar, 20:00
The Sisters of Mercy
This band stopped releasing new records in the 1990s in protest against their record company and currently is a touring outfit only.

15 Mar, 20:00
Monster Magnet
American stoner rock band from New Jersey, presenting their 11th studio album, Cobras and Fire.

24 Mar, 20:00
Uriah Heep
This cult band sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S.

11 Apr, 20:00
One of the pioneers of doom metal, set to destroy Vienna.


12 Apr, 20:00
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Former Oasis lead guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher and friends.

23 Apr, 19:30
The BossHoss
The seven-piece band from Berlin had its breakthrough in 2005 with interpretations of pop songs.

24 Apr, 19:30
James Morrison
James Morrison is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Derby.
In 2006, his debut single "You Give Me Something" became a hit. In 2007 Morrison won the Brit Award for Best British Male.


Until 28 Mar
Stefan Sagmeister - The Happy Show
The “grand master of graphic design” explores and transcends the boundaries between art and design. The exhibition documents his ten years of ongoing investigation into happiness with the aid of videos, prints, infographics, sculptures, and interactive installations.

Until 3 Apr
Josef Frank – Against Design
The full scope of Frank’s pioneering and diverse oeuvre: his prodigious output of furniture and textile designs remain current to this day.

Until 8 May
Always, Always, Others
Artist and curator Manuela Ammer presents a new selection of works of classical modernism from the mumok collection, which proves to be more diverse than past presentations have suggested.

Until 16 May
O.R. Schatz & Carry Hauser - In an Age of Extremes
Two significant Austrian artists active principally in the realm of drawing and printmaking – tking in Cubism, Expressionism and New Objectivity to the realism of the postwar years. Dominant themes include human existence in an age of extremes and the metropolis in its various guises – from pulsating life to misery and isolation.

Until 28 Mar
Hans Robert Pippal
This perhaps “most Viennese” of 20th-century Austrian painters devoted himself to his hometown.

Until 8 May
The Japanese photo magazine Provoke ran for three issues in 1968 and 1969 and is viewed as a one-of-a-kind agglomeration of post-war artistic efforts.
The world’s first-ever exhibition on this topic examines the complex genesis of this magazine and thereby presents a representative cross-section of photographic trends present in Japan between the 1960s and 1970s.

Until 22 May
Peter Piller "Belegkontrolle" / Anita Witek
Exhibitions that understand photography as a raw material which is used for further processing. Peter Piller and Anita Witek both utilise existing photographic material which they mainly take from magazines and newspapers.

18 Dec – 16 Apr
Star Wars Identities
A highly interactive and exciting exhibition presenting 200 impressive original objects from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The exhibition is about a character-driven adventure into identity in which the visitors explore the nature of their identity through the Star Wars universe.

Until 24 Apr
Prosperous Poison - On the feminist appropriation of the Austrian unconscious
Carte blanche for students in the Master in Critical Studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Mumok devotes two floors to its collection of work since 1945.

Until 26 Jun
Chagall to Malevich
Works by artists such as Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kasimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall – and more on how Western art historiography still conveys a simplified impression of the Russian avant-garde as a homogeneous phenomenon.


18 Mar-19 Jun
Anselm Kiefer - The Woodcuts
30 monumental masterpieces from Kiefer's famous woodcuts along with important pictorial series and thematic groups such as The Paths of World Wisdom: Hermann’s Battle, The Rhine and Brunhilde: Grane.


10 Mar-17 May
Zoom! Picturing Architecture and the City
Photographs and videos by thirteen contemporary international photographers whose focus lies beyond images aimed at representation, focusing among others on the depiction of the traces of the mutual interdependence between society and architecture when the construction firms have left the site.

11 Mar-29 May
The Promise of Total Automation
Automation, improvisation and sense of wonder: considering technology as complex as it is, animated at the same time by rational and irrational dynamics. Ritual artefacts, production machines, technical objects, images and artworks populate the space to challenge a political ecology of things.

Until 22 May
One, No One and One Hundred Thousand
Inspired by Oulipo’s literary strategies based on the idea of a “workshop of potential literature”... proposing new “structures” for writers that are mathematical in nature, or inventing new artificial or mechanical procedures that could contribute to literary activity.

8 Apr-4 Jul
Berlinde de Bruyckere
The Belgian artist's impressive sculptures present the human body in its raw beauty and vulnerability, making her one of the most internationally famous sculptors today. She addresses questions of life and death as well as pain and suffering and emphasizes how human existence is anchored in the flesh.

8 Apr-4 Jul
Wilhelm Lehmbruck
An influential innovator and pioneer of modern European sculpture, featuring 50 sculptures as well as around 90 paintings, drawings and etchings.

4 Mar-16 May
Body, Psyche, and Taboo
A presentation of the intellectual and the formal links between Vienna Actionism and artistic developments in the early twentieth century.
Works by the scandal artists of the 1960s, are compared and contrasted with pieces by their equally controversial colleagues working at the dawn of the twentieth century - from Gustav Klimt to Oskar Kokoschka and Max Oppenheimer to Egon Schiele.

12 Feb-3 Apr
Lutz Bacher & Dike Blair
Lutz Bacher – More then this: The American artist who adopted her male pseudonym when she first started out has produced conceptual work in a variety of media. Dike Blair – Floors / Doors / Windows / Walls: The central object of Dike Blair’s gouaches is a contemporary interpretation of the landscape and the still life, supplemented by sculptures.

10 Mar-21 Aug
Meet me at the Prater!
On April 7, 1766, emperor Joseph II granted public access to the Prater imperial hunting grounds. The 250th anniversary of this event presents a prime opportunity to focus on the diverse and varied history of the Prater.

Trade fairs

5-13 Mar
Wohnen & Interieur
Interiors, design, accessories, home entertainment and garden.

12-13 Mar
Wiener Immobilien Messe
Real estate providers and housing seekers.

17-19 Mar
Nutrition & Growth
International Conference for nutrition and growth in children.

3-5 Apr
Hotel & Gast Wien
Fair for hoteliers, restaurants, cafes and catering.

13-16 Apr
Experience fair for active senior citizens.

21-23 Apr
Pharmaceutical fair.

24-26 Apr
ESTES Congress
Congress of the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery.

Venue list

AA – Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, tel. +43 1 53 48 30,
AW – Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, tel. +43 1 79 88 59 50,
AZ – Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 522 31 15,
GH – Bank Austria Gasometer Halle, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, tel. +43 1 33 24 64 10,
KH – Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 521 89 33,
KO – Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, tel. +43 1 24 20 02,
KU – Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, tel. +43 1 712 04 91,
LM – Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 525 70 15 25,
MK – MAK, Stubenring 5, tel. +43 1 71 13 62 48,
MU – Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, tel +43 1 52 50 00,
MV – Musikverein Wien, Bösendorferstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 505 81 90,
MW – Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, tel. +43 1 72 72 00,
RA – Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, tel. +43 1 59 97 70,
RO – Ronacher, Seilerstätte 9, tel. +43 1 588 85,
SC – Secession, Friedrichstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 587 53 07,
SH – Wiener Stadthalle, Vogelweidplatz 14, tel. +43 1 98 10 00,
SO – Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, tel. +43 1 51 44 40,
SZ – Szene Wien, Hauffgasse 26, +43 1 332 46 41 25,
WM – Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, tel. +43 1 50 58 74 70,



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