The Festwochen Bar on Karlsplatz is the place to meet for all those keen to enjoy a drink, a chat and a get-together in good company on a warm summer’s evening. A hotspot right in the heart of the city for Festwochen visitors, artists and the spontaneous. A place, where the festival’s hustle and bustle moves up a gear until late in the evening. It’s where the Festwochen like to unwind!

Location Cafe-Restaurant Resselpark
13 May to 18 June, Monday to Saturday after the performances (from 9pm)


Festwochen Campus

The Festwochen Campus – an integral part of the Festwochen for many years through its cooperation with the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna – is making a fresh start. And what a reboot it is! Indeed, this year, the Campus is playing host to no fewer than five universities from Vienna and Berlin. Up to 100 students in total will attend the festival performances, with the Festwochen Campus offering a vast array of formats. In talks, lectures and master classes featuring, among others, Kate McIntosh, Nataša Rajković, Gisèle Vienne and Jozef Wouters, they will get to reflect on their festival experiences and gain a wide range of practical insights.

In cooperation with Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Freie Universität Berlin, Max Reinhardt Seminar, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Universität Wien

© Ines Bacher

In the Field

Aspiring artists and cultural workers from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Croatia are set to reconvene in Vienna once again for the third edition of the In the Field scholarship programme. Concurrently with the festival programme, the 15 scholarship recipients will take a closer look at aesthetic and structural issues pertaining to contemporary art production and, over a period of ten days, explore both the international scene and the local context. In the Field focuses on supra-regional networking and knowledge transfer, bringing together young people from a 300 km radius around Vienna for exchanges with one another and the city itself. The 2022 programme is to be coordinated by Vienna-based dramaturge and associate curator Eva Wolfesberger (brut Wien).

In cooperation with brut Wien
Supported by
Erste Bank

© Elodie Grethen


In 2022, the Wiener Festwochen are once again inviting three artists to prolong their residency coinciding with the presentation of their artistic works in order to stay in Vienna and immerse themselves in the city and be enriched by it. Incorporated into the festival and its dynamics, the Visiting Artists – Tanya Beyeler and Pablo Gisbert from the Spanish collective El Conde de Torrefiel and South African author and actor Buhle Ngaba – get to interact with the city and its inhabitants, the local art scene, and other international guests. It means the usual frenetic festival rhythm with its succession of arrivals, premieres and departures is deliberately offset with more time for encounters and establishing mutual relationships.

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