Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends!


“Generosity is the essence of friendship,” said Oscar Wilde. For Stefan Herheim, a globally celebrated opera director and artistic director of the MusikTheater an der Wien, generosity is the most important prerequisite for successful opera, and friendship its most important product!

Become a Friend of the MusikTheater an der Wien and part of a community that supports, fosters and celebrates this art form that knows no bounds.


The community attaches great importance to an all-inclusive experience of musical theatre and supports this through the cultural education programme of the MusikTheater an der Wien. As a friend of the MusikTheater an der Wien you not only make a vital contribution to passing on the fascination of opera and our work to future generations, but also have a close connection to us and our two historic venues. Together we take a look behind the scenes to gain valuable insights into the creative process. 

  • Freundeskreis Veranstaltung 20.11.2022 © Vereinigte Bühnen Wien
  • Mitten in der Stadt lagern die Schätze der Produktionen, die immer wieder zum Einsatz kommen. © Vereinigte Bühnen Wien

With the Circle of Friends to the costume store

Doris Maria Aigner and Simone Walgram opened the doors to the costume store for the first time! The treasures of the productions, which are used again and again, are stored in the centre of the city and met with great interest among our members... we'll be back! 

Together we experience:


  • artist talks
  • exclusive guided tours
  • Visits to dress rehearsals
  • Free visits to introductory matinees
  • Insights into the partner organisations
  • Participation in the programme presentation
  • And much more!


The circle of our friends continues to grow, and we can already look back on many events and special moments that we shared together. We have already come up with numerous highlights for you in the 24/25 season – you have plenty to look forward to!

Tour of the Theater an der Wien


Our exclusive tour of the Theater an der Wien gave our friends their first opportunity to get a general idea of the extent of the comprehensive refurbishment taking place in the historic building on Naschmarkt. Architect Franziska Graber and artistic director Stefan Herheim accompanied the group of friends around the building site. A lively discussion ensued during the “building site picnic” that rounded the tour off. 


The Circle of Friends will be kept constantly up-to-date with the progress being made: See for yourself!

  • Freundeskreis Baustellenführung durch das Theater an der Wien © Stefanie J. Steindl


A contribution of €100 is enough to make you part of our Circle of Friends!


You can find a full list of all the ways there are to provide financial support and the benefits they entitle you to here:







Your contribution is used solely for the MusikTheater an der Wien and helps us to carry out vital education activities for children and young people.


Choose one of the support categories and become part of our Circle of Friends today. We look forward to welcoming you!


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By joining the Circle of Friends of the MusikTheater an der Wien, you expressly consent to the processing of the personal data you have voluntarily provided in order to fulfil the services of the Circle of Friends (delivery of the membership card, sending of information, invitations to events). This also includes the sending of information and invitations to events organised by the Circle of Friends by means of info mailings. If you do not wish to receive information mailings, please send an e-mail to freundeskreis@vbw.at or a letter to Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Vienna.



Renewal of membership

If you are already a member of the Circle of Friends, please make sure you log in with your registered e-mail address and password when renewing your membership online.If you have forgotten your password or have never logged in to theatre-wien.at before, you can request your personal link HERE by entering your e-mail address to set a password.


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23/24 season

24/25 season



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