This year’s edition of Wiener Festwochen consists of 37 production from 22 countries.
Festwochen is a firmly established high-point of the cultural calendar of Vienna: a metropolitan festival that sets particular accents, enters into a dialogue with artistic creations of other cities of Europe and the world at large and presents spectacular productions while at the same time upholding and showcasing Viennese creativity.
The primary guidelines of programme conception aim at offering the local public as well as an international audience homogeneous additions or interesting alternatives to round-the-year programmes. Special Festival productions, joint productions as well as guest performances for which regular operating funds simply do not suffice are presented. All programme items have one common feature: the love of risk, the commitment to a type of art that may also trigger a productive scandal. The Wiener Festwochen offers an additional opportunity for innovative impulses by the Viennese scene, important encounters with cultural productions from abroad, a universal discussion of art and culture and above all involves all Viennese citizens into its cultural events. The Wiener Festwochen is not only a reflection of the city’s infatuation with art but also provides an opportunity to open the door to other worlds and cultures.