Ordinance of the Municipal Administration of the City of Vienna (Magistrat der Stadt Wien) concerning public events

Please note that the box-office has to remain closed as of Saturday, March 14th 2020 until further notice.

Implementation of the Public Events decree in the Musikverein

The Ordinance of the Municipal Administration of Vienna announced on 10 March 2020 regarding the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), which prohibits indoor events with more than 100 participants, will apply to all public events scheduled in the Musikverein building during the period starting on 10 March 2020 and provisionally scheduled to expire on 30 June 2020.

You will find a summary of the necessary information here on this page, which we will be updating continuously. Please do not call our box office and remember that responses to emails may be delayed due to the increased number of enquiries.

Alternative dates

  • There will be no alternative dates for concerts organised by the Society of the Friends of Music (Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde) in Vienna. This will also apply to all subscription concerts scheduled up to 30 June.
  • For concerts that are not organised by the Society of the Friends of Music in Vienna, the decision whether to offer an alternative date or to call off the event without replacement will lie with the respective organisers. You may find the relevant information under: https://www.musikverein.at/en/postponed-performances

What will happen to my tickets?

All tickets for concerts scheduled up to 30 June 2020 purchased from the Society of the Friends of Music will be cancelled - provided the concerts in question have been cancelled, rather than postponed - and the purchase price will be refunded.
In the case of concerts for which an alternative date has been proposed, the purchaser of the ticket will be free to decide whether to request a refund of the ticket price or to keep the ticket and use it on the alternative date.

The manner of this reverse transaction will depend on the date of purchase and on the method of payment:

  • If you bought the tickets yourself at the concert box office without providing any customer data, please contact us by e-mail at tickets@musikverein.at
  • Subscribers and customers whose ticket purchases were made more than 3 months ago will receive a voucher that may cashed in or, alternatively, used for future ticket or subscription purchases. This voucher will be sent to you as a print@home voucher if we have your e-mail address. In cases where it is not possible to send the voucher by email, we will contact you separately.
  • Customers who bought tickets via www.musikverein.at in the last 3 months and paid by credit card, SEPA direct debit or EPS will be reimbursed directly by retransfer of the amount in question to the respective account.

We hope you understand that the repayments will be made in the order of the scheduled concerts and would like to thank you in advance for your patience. We will, in any case, do our best to process the refunds as quickly as possible.

Information on postponements

At the moment, this only applies to concerts that have not been organised by the Society of the Friends of Music in Vienna. 
https://www.musikverein.at/en/postponed-performances 

General information on COVID-19

For general information on COVID-19, please go to the relevant pages on the websites of the Federal Ministry of Health (Gesundheitsministerium) and of the City of Vienna (Stadt Wien):
Übersichtsseite des Gesundheitsministeriums (site map of the Federal Ministry of Health website)
Übersichtsseite der Stadt Wien (site map of the City of Vienna website)

Updated as of 6 April 2020.

Events affected by the ban

This list is continuously updated.

In the federal government's press conference on April 6, 2020, the ban on events was extended until the end of June 2020. As a result, all concerts organized by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna until the end of June 2020 will be canceled without replacement.

Concerts which were organized by the Wiener Philharmonikern, the Wiener Symphonikern, the Tonkünstler-Orchester NiederösterreichJeunesse or the Wiener Mozart Orchester in this periode of time also have been cancelled without replacement.
You can find information on all concerts not organized by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, or any of the promoters mentioned above, here. Please note that we can only provide more detailed information after consultation with the respective organizer. We are trying to answer all questions as quick as possible.

11.03.2020 to 14.05.2020

GS - Golden Hall
BS - Brahms-Hall
GL - Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium
MT - Metal Hall
ST - Stone Hall / Horst Haschek Auditorium


11.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Tokai University Sugao High School Wind Symphony
New date: 13.09.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS
Tickets remain valid


12.03.2020 um 19.00 Uhr, BS - Vienna helps Tirana
New date: 13.11.2020 um 19.00 Uhr, BS
Tickets remain valid


18.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Kulturverein Orchester Wien
Canceled without replacement


20.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Japanisch-Österreichisches Klarinettenorchester 
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced
Already printed tickets are NOT valid for the replacement concert.


22.03.2020 um 15.30 Uhr, GS - Meiji High School Wind Orchestra 
New date: 25.03.2021 um 19.30 Uhr, GS
Already printed tickets are NOT valid for the replacement concert.


28.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Polish Art Philharmonic
New date: 06.09.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS
Tickets remain valid


29.03.2020 um 15.30 Uhr, BS - Die Wiener
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


29.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Malteser Benefizkonzert
New date: 08.11.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS
Tickets remain valid


30.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Japan Festival Orchester & Chor
New date: 11.10.2020 um 11.00 Uhr, GS
Tickets remain valid


31.03.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Philharmonie der Universität Wien
New date: 01.11.2020 um 11.00 Uhr, GS
Already printed tickets are NOT valid for the replacement concert.


04.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Haydn-Quartett & Freunde
Canceled without replacement


04.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GL - The Percussion Collective
New date: 07.03.2021 um 19.30 Uhr, GL
Tickets remain valid


05.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Sonus Viennensis
Canceled without replacement


09.04.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, GS - Osterkonzert Musik der Meister
Canceled without replacement


09.04.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, MT - Internationales Gitarrenfestival Rust 2020
New date: 01.10.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, MT
Tickets remain valid


18.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GL - Camerata Wien
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


19.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GL - Camerata Wien
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


29.04.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Josef Bulva
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


02.05.2020 um 15.30 Uhr, GS - The 3rd. 2020 Global Choir Concert
New date: 24.10.2020 um 15.30 Uhr, GS


02.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Haydn-Quartett & Freunde
Canceled without replacement


03.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Polish Art Philharmonic
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


11.05.2020 um 10.00 Uhr, BS - Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb Wien, 2. Runde
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


11.05.2020 um 15.00 Uhr, BS - Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb Wien, 2. Runde
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


12.05.2020 um 10.00 Uhr, BS - Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb Wien, 2. Runde
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


12.05.2020 um 15.00 Uhr, BS - Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb Wien, 2. Runde
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


14.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Beethoven Klavierwettbewerb Wien, Finalkonzert
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


14.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Ekaternina Frolova • Vesselin Stanev
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


15.05.2020 to 30.06.2020

GS - Golden Hall
BS - Brahms-Hall
GL - Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium
MT - Metal Hall
ST - Stone Hall / Horst Haschek Auditorium


16.05.2020 um 15.00 Uhr, BS - Ludwig Streicher zum 100. Geburtstag
Canceled without replacement


17.05.2020 um 11.00 Uhr, GS - Akademischer Orchesterverein in Wien
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


17.05.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, GS - Northern Sinfonia • Orchester des Theater Music Hall St. Petersburg
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


22.05.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, ST - Heinrich Biegenzahn • Gyuhui Heo
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


28.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Dora Deliyska
New date: 08.10.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS
Tickets remain valid


30.05.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Haydn-Quartett & Freunde
Canceled without replacement


01.06.2020 um 11.00 Uhr, GS - UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Postponed - Replacement date will be announced


11.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Mount Asama Orchestra
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


14.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Wiener Domorchester
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


15.06.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, GS - Savaria Symphonie Orchester
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


17.06.2020 um 18.30 Uhr, GL - Johann Sebastian Bach Musikschule
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


20.06.2020 um 15.30 Uhr, GS - Choir Worldwide
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


20.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, BS - Haydn-Quartett & Freunde
Canceled without replacement


20.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Orquesta Típica de Tango
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


21.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - Global Symphony Orchestra
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


26.06.2020 um 15.00 Uhr, GS - Ball State University Orchestra
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


26.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GL - Alexei Volodin • Konstantin Lifschitz
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


27.06.2020 um 10.00 und 15.00 Uhr, ST - Meisterkurs | Alexei Volodin • Konstantin Lifschitz
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


27.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GL - Alexei Volodin • Konstantin Lifschitz
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


28.06.2020 um 10.00 und 15.00 Uhr, ST - Meisterklasse | Alexei Volodin • Konstantin Lifschitz
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


28.06.2020 um 11.00, 15.30 und 19.30 Uhr, GS - Beethoven & More
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


28.06.2020 um 20.00 Uhr, ST - Abschlusskonzert Meisterkurs | Mikhail Krasnenker • Marina Vasilyeva
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


30.06.2020 um 19.30 Uhr, GS - High School Honors
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible


30.06.2020 um 19. 30 Uhr, GL - Ramón Vargas • Mzia Bachtouritze
Information from the promoter will follow as soon as possible