Wiener Staatsoper for mobility-impaired visitors

As a historical and listed monument, the Vienna state opera building does not always offer ideal conditions for visitors with limited mobility. We are committed to making sure that visitors with limited mobility can attend a performance without obstruction.

There are 4 designated wheelchair spaces in the orchestra stalls for visitors with limited mobility with a companion seat. In addition, there are up to 18 designated wheelchair spaces with a companion seat on the balcony.

Wheelchair spaces for September and October can be ordered by calling the ordering office: 

→ Bestellbüro
T +43 1 51444 2653
F +43 1 51444 2969
M kartenvertrieb(at)

Access from the »Best in Parking Kärntnerstraße Tiefgarage« is closed until the end of the season. 

The barrier-free access to the building is located at Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz at the beginning of the arcades (swinging door 87 cm wide).

You can reach the orchestra stalls (»Parkett«) level and the access to the lift to the balcony via the inclined lift in the area of Café Oper Wien. From there the lift to the balcony is directly accessible (width 95 cm, depth 140 cm, clearance 80 cm). Both lifts are serviced by ushers. On both levels there are cloakrooms, snack bars and disabled toilets.

From the »Best in Parking« underground car park at Kärnterstrasse (with 2 disabled parking spaces) there is a lift to Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. 

Disabled parking spaces are currently available at Operngasse 8, Helmut Zilk Platz 1 and at Walfischgasse No 1 and No 6.

Assistance dogs permitted.

Unfortunately, no barrier-free tours can be offered at the moment.