As the Austrian national theatre, the Burgtheater is the leading playhouse in the Republic and Europe’s largest theatre for drama, combining tradition, variety and innovation. After the Comédie Française, the Vienna Burgtheater is Europe’s second oldest theatre. Today, the Burgtheater, originally known as K. K. Hoftheater nächst der Burg, with its three affiliated venues – Akademietheater, Kasino and Vestibül – and a permanent ensemble of actors and actresses, is one of Europe’s largest theatres and plays a seminal role in the German-speaking theatrical world.
Each season, the Burgtheater and its affiliated venues welcome approximately 400,000 theatre-goers to some 800 performances. This makes the Burgtheater the theatre with the largest audience in continental Europe.
Karin Bergmann, artistic director
Robert Beutler, commercial director
Members of the Supervisory Board
Christian Kircher, chair
Valerie Höllinger, deputy chair
Robert Reinagl, employee representative
Viktor Schön, employee representative
Annual Report 2016/17 (in German)
Corporate Governance Report of Burgtheater GmbH (in German)