The Festwochen Extras also offer lots of possibilities to meet the artists away from the stage and engage with their work.


The Festwochen Extras also offer lots of possibilities to meet the artists away from the stage and engage with their work.


For the Talks, artists and experts from other fields of knowledge engage with each other. They look to broaden perspectives and offer concrete visions in the face of an uncertain future. A diverse array of artistic positions is placed within a wider context and linked with current social discourses. Free admission to all Extras, except for the filmscreening with Sarah Vanhee at the Stadtkino.


As part of the Guided by Artists programme, artists of the Wiener
Festwochen invite visitors to join them on very personal field trips.
This year, for the first time, the programme includes an Alban Berg-themed walk through the district of Hietzing as well as, once again, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The tours offer an exclusive insight
into artistic universes and an opportunity to (re)discover the city and its collections.


In the Field

The fourth edition of In the Field brings together up-and-coming artists and cultural workers from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. Alongside the festival programme 15 scholarship recipients have the opportunity to mix with artists appearing at the Festwochen as well as the local scene, find out more about their working methods and, over a period of 10 days, discuss aesthetic and structural
issues relating to contemporary art production. In the Field not only focuses on supra-regional networking and the transfer of knowledge, but it also provides a shared forum of experience for artists and cultural workers as they embark on their professional careers.

Mentor Gerhild Steinbuch
In Cooperation with
brut Wien
Supported by Erste Bank

Festwochen Campus

In 2023, nine universities from Vienna, Leipzig, Zurich and New Haven are set to take part in the Festwochen Campus, with over 150 students participating. The students will be able to attend performances and
meet Festwochen artists in talks, lectures and workshops, for instance Jozef Wouters, Alexander Zeldin and Stan Douglas. The Festwochen Campus therefore offers deeper insights into the festival programme as well as theoretical and practical incentives for young artists and
academics to engage with topical aesthetic and social discourses.

In Cooperation with Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Max Reinhardt Seminar, MUK - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Universität Leipzig, Universität Wien, Yale University, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

© Ines Bacher

Wiener Festschulwochen

The experience of going to the theatre as a school class is an adventure that enables a collective and lively engagement with art. All the performances at the Wiener Festwochen are open to school classes. And in
conjunction with a performance attendance as part of UNESCO’s International Arts Education Week, we are offering free workshops for three of the productions as well as additional resources for the preparation and follow-up in the classroom.

Elementary School
Pinocchio (8+)
5 June, 10am
(For schoolclasses)

Lower grade

Skatepark (12+)
19 May, 8pm
(public event)

Upper grade

Antigone im Amazonas (14+)
25 / 26 May, 8pm
(public events)

For the productions mentioned above, you can book workshops free of charge alongside your visit of the performance between 22 May and 26 May.

More Informations, Booking

Eva Wolfesberger,

More Information about the UNESCO International Arts Education Week to be found here.

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