We are Musical © VBW / Rolf Bock

Vienna as a musical metropolis

With the premiere of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" on December 21, 1965, the curtain rose for the first time for a musical production that was developed for one of the houses of the United Theaters in Vienna. In the years that followed, numerous other musicals were performed in Theater an der Wien, Raimund Theater and Ronacher, e.g. THE MAN FROM LA MANCHA, ANATEVKA, CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES and many more, all of whom contributed significantly to Vienna becoming a musical metropolis.

Original VBW in-house productions such as ELISABETH, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, REBECCA or MOZART! were premiered in one of the Theater der Vereinigte Bühnen Vienna to begin their triumphal march around the world.

All of these shows and many more have contributed to getting audiences excited about the musical over the past decades. Reason enough for VBW to stage a very special musical gala for its visitors in autumn!

In addition to well-known songs from big shows, captivating, big dance numbers and a historical review of our musical history, the audience can also expect songs that have been wrongly forgotten over the years.

Audience favorites such as Dagmar Koller, Uwe Kröger, Maya Hakvoort, Drew Sarich, Ann Mandrella, Andreas Bieber, Lisa Antoni, Ana Milva Gomes, Mark Seibert and Marika Lichter as well as a wonderful ensemble will make the gala a special experience for the audience.

The orchestra of the United Theaters in Vienna, accompanied by music director Koen Schoots, will provide musical support for the gala.

“With this very special VBW musical gala, we are continuing our tradition of concert series and, at the same time, we are inviting our audience on a fantastic journey through time of a special kind. With excerpts from well-known but also less well-known pieces, we present a foray through our musical productions of the past 50 years, which will also provide an insight into the history of these productions and the VBW itself. I am very happy and proud to be able to present such a wide range and the most diverse, dazzling facets of the musical genre to the audience in a single show. ”Director Christian Struppeck

Leading Team Das Team der VBW Gala.

Current Shows

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  • Elisabeth - konzertant 2022 © VBW

    In Concert

    ELISABETH 2022

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

    Premiere: Thursday, 30.06.2022

    Duration: ~ 2:30h

    The VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the crack team of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will be performed from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July 2022 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. 

  • Rebecca Spielplan 0222 © Original graphics designed by Dewymers, London



    Finally back in Vienna from September 2022

    Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm

    The romantic love story at Manderley Castle 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.

  • Glöckner Spielplan 0222 © Disney, Foto: Johan Persson



    From October 2022 for the first time in Vienna

    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.