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WE ARE MUSICAL: Big musical festival to kick off the season at the Raimund Theater
Saturday, September 17, 12:30 - 17:00 pm


On September 17, 2022, the Raimund Theater opens its doors! Just in time for the start of the season, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien will once again host the big musical festival WE ARE MUSICAL, this time in and around the musical theater in the 6th district. Visitors can expect an exciting afternoon in the historic house with insights behind the scenes. In addition to the first exclusive excerpts from the VBW musical success REBECCA (premiere on September 22, 2022), visitors can also expect many other great program items from the world of theater.


First exclusive excerpts from the VBW musical REBECCA

Already one week before the big gala premiere, the first exclusive excerpts from the musical thriller will be presented on the stage of the Raimund Theater.


Open-air stage with lots of program

The musical stars Milica Jovanović, Wietske van Tongeren, Felix Martin and Anton Zetterholm will be live this year! They will perform the most beautiful VBW musical songs on the open-air stage and create an unforgettable atmosphere. The audience can also look forward to a musical dance & musical sing-along. The moderation will again be done by Robert Steiner and the popular rat "Rolf Rüdiger".
The artists are yet to be announced.


Dance workshops, face painting for children & exciting insights into everyday theater life

In addition to the musical programme, there are dance workshops for children, young people and adults organised by VBW JUNGES MUSICAL. There is the opportunity to rehearse well-known musical choreographies. In addition, visitors can look over the shoulders of VBW staff members as they go about their daily work in "workshop talks". From knotting wigs and making props to exciting stories from theatre life, there is much to discover and experience. Under the motto "How music is made", visitors will also learn how instruments are used in the different musical styles and how they combine to form a common body of sound. The clarinet, saxophone, piano, bass, guitar and drums can be heard. Exciting stories about the creation of the musicals REBECCA and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME will be told by the dramaturges of the musical department during "introductions to the works". And there will also be the popular face painting for children at this year's Musicalfest.


Souvenir flea market, food trucks & much more

For all musical lovers big and small, there will also be a large souvenir flea market with great merchandise from the latest productions. Food trucks in front of the Raimund Theater will spoil visitors with a variety of delicious dishes.

 

For information in case of bad weather, please refer to the website.

 

Program

Subject to change!

Due to high demand, tickets for the Sneak Previews and other events are already sold out online. However, as it often happens that tickets are not used and are returned, there is also the possibility of obtaining a few remaining tickets on site at the information desk.

We ask for your understanding that these tickets will be allocated in the order in which they are received.

 

Seating Plan Übersicht

CATS: seating plan

 

Open-air stage 1:15 pm | 2:30 pm | 3:45 pm | Location: forecourt

The musical stars will also be there!

They will perform the most beautiful VBW musical songs on the open-air stage and ensure an unforgettable atmosphere. The presenters will again be Robert Steiner and the popular rat "Rolf Rüdiger".


Location: Forecourt
Free admission
Wheelchair area in front of the stage

Musical to join in 1:45 pm Sing along | 3:00 pm Dance along | Location: forecourt

The audience can look forward to a musical dance and a musical sing-along.


Location: Forecourt
Duration: 15 minutes
Free admission

Wheelchair area in front of the stage

Sneak Preview 2:00 PM | 3:15 PM | 4:30 PM | LOCATION: AUDITORIUM

See the first exclusive scene excerpts from the musical REBECCA before the premiere on 22 September.

Location: Auditorium
Duration: approx. 30 minutes
Admission with ticket only - remaining tickets at the information desk.

f you need a wheelchair space, please contact sales@vbw.at.

SOLD OUT

Face painting for kids From 12:30 PM EVERY 15 MINUTES | Location: Cloakroom basement

Make-up fun for the little ones with the VBW make-up artists.

Location: Cloakroom basement
Duration: 15 minutes
Ticket for 1 child (incl. 1 accompanying person)
Suitable for wheelchair users
Access Srohmayergasse


Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT

Workshop discussion 12:30 PM | 1:15 PM | 2:00 PM | 2:45 PM | 3:30 PM | 4:15 PM | Location: Chorstudio

Visitors can look over the shoulders of the VBW staff as they go about their daily work. From knotting wigs and making props to exciting stories from theatre life.


Location: Choir Studio
Duration: approx. 30 minutes 
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the start at the corner of Wallgasse/Mittelgasse

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT

How music is created 1:00 PM | 1:45 PM | 3:00 PM | 3:45 PM | 4:30 PM | LOCATION: Grand Salon

You will see how the instruments are used in classical, popular and musical music and how they are combined to form a common body of sound. You will hear clarinet, saxophone, piano, bass, guitar and drums.

 
Location: Grand Salon
Duration: approx. 30 minutes 
Meeting point: 15 minutes before the start at the corner of Wallgasse/Mittelgasse

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT
 

Making of 1:00 PM | 1:45 PM | 2:30 PM | 3:15 PM | 4:00 PM | LOCATION: VIP-LOUNGE

Our dramaturges tell the exciting stories of the making of REBECCA and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.


Location: VIP Lounge
Duration: approx. 30 minutes 
Meeting point: 10 minutes before the start of Strohmayergasse
Suitable for wheelchair users

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT

Dance Workshop (6-12 years) 1:30 pm | 3:30 pm | Location: Ballet Hall

Dance workshops of the cultural mediation VBW JUNGES MUSICAL for children.

Rehearsal of well-known musical choreographies.


Location: Ballet hall
Duration: approx. 40 minutes
Meeting point: 15 minutes before the performance starts in front of the door in Strohmayergasse.

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT
 

Dance Workshop (13 years and older) 12:30 pm | 2:30 pm | 4:30 pm | Location: Ballet Hall

Dance workshops of the cultural mediation VBW JUNGES MUSICAL for children, young people and adults.

Rehearsal of well-known musical choreographies.


Location: Ballet hall
Duration: approx. 40 minutes
Meeting point: 15 minutes before the performance starts in front of the door in Strohmayergasse.

Admission only with counting card
Max. 2 tickets per booking. Remaining tickets at the information desk.

 

SOLD OUT
 

Current Shows

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    Musical

    REBECCA

    Experience the VBW success musical now at the Raimund Theater!

    Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm

    The romantic love story at Manderley gradually develops into a gripping thriller with plenty of intrigue and dark surprises. Breathtakingly staged, with magnificent sets, poignant melodies, a unique, large live orchestra and amazing special effects, REBECCA is a musical experience in a class of its own that you definitely don't want to miss.

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    Musical

    THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

    Experience the successful musical now at the Ronacher!

    Premiere: Saturday, 08.10.2022 - 7:30 pm

    Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME promises an extraordinary and highly moving musical experience for young and old with all the unforgettable songs of the world-famous film. This impressive musical adaptation captivates not only with its Oscar-nominated, opulent music featuring large church choirs, but also with Scott Schwartz's lavish and powerful staging. Experience the successful play after many international productions, including in the USA, Berlin and Tokyo, now finally for the first time in Vienna at the Ronacher. 

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    In Concert

    ELISABETH 2023

    In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace

    Premiere: Thursday, 29.06.2023

    Duration: ~ 2:30h

    Due to the enormous audience success and a total of over 30,000 tickets sold, the VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the successful duo of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will also be performed next year from the 29th of June to the 1st of July 2023 as an exceptional concert experience in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace.

    The famous historical setting provides a unique and dignified backdrop for the concert version of the musical, which tells the dramatic and moving story of the life, loves and tribulations of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.