Creative Development


Since its foundation, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW) has not only set the tone in the presentation of international feature-length productions, but also stands for the development of major in-house productions at Broadway level.

Musicals such as ELISABETH, TANZ DER VAMPIRE, MOZART! and REBECCA, some of which are already legendary, are staged in the theatres of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and not only delight audiences at home, but also conquer the whole world with great success.

A high-calibre creative team makes the extraordinary possible

Decades of experience and an excellent reputation make it possible for the VBW to bring top international authors, composers, directors and other creatives from all over the world to Vienna. Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winners - such as Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frank Wildhorn, Jim Steinman, Cameron Mackintosh, Roman Polanski, David Levaux, Jerry Mitchell, Vincent Paterson, Anthony van Laast and Trevor Nunn, to name but a few - practically have their hands in their pockets here. They appreciate the know-how, the highly professional approach and the unbridled passion for theatre of the VBW staff, which form the basis for their creative excellence.

The outstanding orchestra of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and the possibility of realising musicals with a large orchestra here is also a special feature that not only attracts audiences from all over the world to Vienna for musicals, but also the top tier of musical creators.

The plays are developed according to the highest international standards: often years of "laboratory work" on the material, book and music are followed by readings and elaborate workshop productions, as is customary on Broadway and in London's West End. - However, perhaps with a little more courage to try something new, but at any rate with a unique, European direction for the genre.

The combination of international and local creative potential is essential here: this special mixture has been bearing fruit for over 20 years now and enables the realisation of great, emotional musicals with that special "Viennese flair".