Guided tours

Special insights and outlooks


Due to the preparations for the resumption of our performance on May 19, the Art and Architecture Tour can unfortunately no longer be offered. However, from 21 May there will again be the opportunity to take part in our guided tours at the weekends.
We have slightly adapted the tour through the house and can offer you completely new insights and views: For example, you can visit our terrace, or view the auditorium from the very top, the gallery standing room.

Upon entering the building, you must show a personalized ticket and one of the following: a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or proof of vaccination.

A negative COVID-19 test means the presentation of a self-test with official confirmation not older than 24 hours, an antigen test from an official agency not older than 48 hours, or a PCR test from an official agency not older than 72 hours.
Proof of recovery from COVID-19 means presenting a physician's confirmation of COVID-19 disease overcome no more than 6 months ago.
Proof of vaccination means that the first COVID-19 vaccination must have been given as long as 22 days ago, but no longer than 3 months ago. In case of a second vaccination, this period is extended to 9 months.

Access tests for children: An admission test for children is only required from the completed year of the age of ten.

In the entire building of the Vienna State Opera, it is compulsory from the age of 14 to wear an FFP2 mask. Children up to the age of 6 do not need to wear a mask at all. Children from 6-13 years of age are required to wear a mouth-nose protection. They are not required to wear FFP2 masks.

The guided tour dates in May:

Friday, May 21, 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 23, 11 a.m., 12 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, May 29, 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.
Sunday, May 30, 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m.

A maximum of 15 people can take part in each tour. We are happy to offer more than one tour at a time. Please register at tours(at) Please also indicate whether you would like to take the guided tour in German or English. Please note that this part of the tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

For group tours during the week, please contact us directly at tours(at)


Adults 10€
Pensioners over 65 and groups of 20 or more €8
Students and children over 6 years 5€
Tourist guides 8€

The ticket is also valid on the day of the tour as a voucher for €0.70 in the Gerstner Café in our opera foyer.