All KHM-Museumsverband museums and sites currently remain closed to the public in compliance with a decree from the Ministry of Health and an urgent recommendation from the Ministry of Culture in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

We are looking forward to the expected re-opening of our museums for you from 1 July 2020.

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Although the Theatermuseum is currently closed...

...we stay active and will provide interesting insights and stories under the hashtag #ClosedButActive on Facebook (@Theatermuseum) and Instagram (@theatermuseumvienna) - this way we take the Theatermuseum into your homes!

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Puppet Theatre DIGITAL

Nawang Wulan


21st March is Puppet-Theatre-Day!

Discover the first film documentation of Richard Teschner's (1879–1948) Puppet Theatre from 1920. It shows the recording of his interpretation of the dramatic Indonesian legend about Nawang Wulan, the divine nymph.

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Puppet Theatre DIGITAL
Online collection

Discover 9 Collections and the Library online!


An exquisite selection of objects from the world of the performing arts: stage models, puppet- and paper theatre, photographs, paintings, autographs, drawings, costumes, memorabilia, prints, posters and playbills.

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Online collection
Beethoven Cycle

Musick bey dem Fuersten Lobkowitz

Due to the Corona virus pandemic the Theatermuseum is temporarily closed. Therefore some of the events need to be postponed. Purchased tickets remain valid. We will inform you about new dates as soon as possible!

Readings and concerts at the Lobkowitz Palace on the occasion of the Beethoven Anniversary 2020
POSTPONED - EIN KÜNSTLER WAR ER, ABER AUCH EIN MENSCH
POSTPONED - SANFTWUT ODER DER OHRENMASCHINIST - EINE THEATERSONATE by Gert Jonke

BEETHOVEN UND SEINE FÖRDERER - 30 September 2020
With Maria Bader-Kubizek, Ursula Kortschak, Dorothea Schönwiese, Zvi Meniker and Otto Biba

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Beethoven Cycle

I’ve lived with it eye-to-eye for eighteen years now, and if ever I feel tiredness overcoming me I glance over at it,
and then I am able to go on again.

Hermann Bahr (1863-1934) on Gustav Klimt's "Nuda Veritas"

Nuda Veritas

Gustav Klimt and Hermann Bahr

On show again at the Theatermuseum from 13 February 2020.

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Bosch on stage!

Picture gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts hosted by the Theatermuseum

Due to the Corona virus pandemic the Theatermuseum is currently closed

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Prejudice is a wall, from which everybody,
who ever ran against it, withdrew with a
bleading head.

Johann Nestroy (1801-1862)
Talisman

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Anniversary

25 years Theatermuseum at Lobkowitz Palace

A publication on current research topics in the Theatermuseum's collections and departments.

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Anniversary
For the future

Sponsor one of our unique puppets!

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For the future
Online now!

Discover our Reinhardt inventory

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Online now!

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

For teachers

This is not a game!

Teaching material on Peter Handke’s dramatic works

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For teachers

Vladimir Tatlin

Zangezi

A symbiotic relationship between the dramatic abstract work by Velimir Khlebnikov and the stage design model by stage designer Vladimir Tatlin. This stage is one of the principal works of theater constructivism.

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Zipizip

Our Zipizip got a sister!

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Zipizip
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