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The Official Circle of Friends of the Vienna State Opera was founded in 2020 at the beginning of Bogdan Roscic's current directorship. It now comprises almost 1200 members. The purpose of the Circle of Friends is, among other things, to promote young artistic talent and to open the house to new - and also young - audiences.

The Vienna State Opera would like to offer the U27 audience, the opportunity to actively participate in the cultural and social life of the opera house and has developed a number of attractive services for this purpose. Become part of our network, exchange ideas with other Young Members and enjoy the following benefits as a Young Member:

  • Youth cycle (new productions cycle and newcomers cycle: 50% discount) and a free drink during the interval.
  • For selected performances the possibility to purchase U27 tickets for € 20 (opera) or € 15 / € 20 (ballet)
  • An exclusive online right of first refusal for remaining tickets in all Categories for 20€ for selected performances already 24 hours before the start of the performance
  • Preferential allocation of additional purchase tickets according to availability
  • Invitation to various events with the management of the Vienna State Opera, the Vienna State Ballet, artists and Leading Team members
  • Invitation to numerous events of the Official Circle of Friends incl. Opera Studio Events
  • Upon request, naming on the website of the Vienna State Opera (Official Circle of Friends section)
  • Free delivery of the season brochure
  • Juvenilia membership (special trips for young opera lovers to other European opera houses)
  • 10% discount in the shop in the Opera Foyer of the Vienna State Opera (except books and vouchers)

The Young Membership (single membership: € 50, double membership € 75) is valid for one season and ends automatically at the end of the season (August 31, 2023). As a double member you receive the same benefits as a single member, whereby one person is registered as the main person and therefore receives the payment information. You receive access for 2 persons to the Circle of Friends events.

Registration and further information