Covid19 - Current Information


In compliance with the current regulations to contain the pandemic, the exhibition rooms of the Theatermuseum and the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna remain closed until presumably 7 February 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Stay safe and healthy!

Covid19 - Current Information
Exhibition

Grotesque Comedy.

Lodovico Ottavio Burnacini

8 Oct 2020 – 3 May 2021

The artist's flamboyant „Grotesques“ celebrate folly and twisting the reality – a victory of phantasy!

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Exhibition
Online Writing Workshop

Higher Powers

People, Gods and Elements of Nature

... the new exhibition of Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Spring 2021) explores how different civilizations and historical periods believe(d) in the existence of higher powers with objects from their collections, from the Theatermuseum and Weltmuseum Wien.

We encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings about selected objects of this show in a personal text. Our online writing workshop facilitates your creative process!

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Online Writing Workshop
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
Puppet Theatre DIGITAL

Nawang Wulan

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

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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