• Theater an der Wien Umbau Jänner 2023 © Barbara Nidetzky

WIEN HOLDING: GENERAL RENOVATION AND MODERNISATION OF THE THEATRE AN DER WIEN IS IN FULL SWING

 

The final demolition and dismantling work, structural work, foundation work in the orchestra pit and drainage measures are currently underway.

The Theater an der Wien of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), a company of Wien Holding, is one of the most beautiful and traditional stages in the city. Since 2006 it has been an innovative stagione opera house with international appeal. In spring 2022, the go-ahead was given for the urgently needed general renovation and modernisation. The Theater an der Wien was last renovated in 1962.

 

Now, the building and its substance will be comprehensively and sustainably renovated in order to preserve the opera house, which is rich in tradition, for future generations, to meet the requirements of safety and comfort for the theatre's visitors, artists and staff, and to guarantee contemporary performances in the long term. The work will be carried out in accordance with the requirements of historic preservation, according to which parts of the theatre such as the so-called "Papagenotor" in Millöckergasse and the theatre hall are protected.

 

On January 27th, City Councillor for Economics and Finance Peter Hanke, Wien Holding Managing Director Dr. Kurt Gollowitzer and District Head Markus Rumelhart visited the Theater an der Wien to get an idea of the ongoing renovation work. VBW Managing Director Dr. Franz Patay and MusikTheater an der Wien Artistic Director Stefan Herheim gave a guided tour of the historic house.

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