Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)
Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)
Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) Tours and Tickets

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A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is a hallowed venue for opera fans. Each year, the auditorium hosts 350 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Ballet (Wiener Staatsballett) performances, as well as the Vienna Opera Ball.

  • Opernring 2, Vienna, Vienna, 1010

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Q:Can I take a tour of the Vienna Opera House?
A:Yes, you can take tours of the Vienna Opera House with private companies or on in-house guided tours. The latter are 40 minutes long and cover the building's history, architecture, and the opera business, They also visit the grand staircase, the staterooms, and the auditorium.
Q:Does the Vienna Opera House have a dress code?
A:Not exactly. While the Vienna Opera House does not have a formal dress code, it's recommended that you wear formal or semi-formal clothing—think business attire—to a performance. Wearing black ties or formal dresses might be excessive except for formal events. Musicals have looser clothing standards. Shorts are never allowed.
Q:Is the Vienna Opera House free to enter?
A:No, the Vienna Opera House is not free to enter—you can visit by buying a ticket for a performance or taking an in-house guided tour. These tours cost between €7–13 and are free for children. Visitors with a valid Niederösterreich-Card, Vienna Pass, or Flexi-Pass can enjoy 1-time, free admission.
Q:Which is the main opera house in Vienna?
A:While there are three opera houses in Vienna, the Vienna Opera House is considered the main one—it's among the leading opera houses in the world and hosts hundreds of performances. The other two opera houses in Vienna are the Vienna Opera Theater and Vienna Chamber Opera.
Q:How can I get tickets for the Vienna Opera House?
A:You can buy tickets for the Vienna Opera House online via its website and third-party vendors, by telephone, or at the ticket box offices at the Vienna Opera House and other locations around Vienna. The standing-room box office sells standing-room tickets starting 80 minutes before performances begin.
Q:How much does it cost to visit the Vienna Opera House?
A:It depends. You can visit the Vienna Opera House on an in-house guided tour for €7–13, buy standing-room tickets 80 minutes before a show for about €13–20, or buy regular tickets for performances—these typically cost less the earlier they're purchased, but can cost hundreds of Euros depending on the performance.