Guided Tours

6 April 2020

However, as announced in the press conference of the Austrian government on April 6, 2020, it is necessary to prohibit performances of all kind in Austria until the end of June, in order not to peril the so far succesful containment of the coronavirus.

With our deep regret it is therefore also forbidden to stage the performances of this year’s Whitsun Festival. More Information will follow shortly.

The Salzburg Festival wants to take responsibility and do everything it can to prevent the corona virus from spreading further:

  •  Plan for the Salzburg Festival
    1.) Since 16 March 2020: All offices and workshops of the Salzburg Festival will remain closed for the time being until 13 April 2020.
    2.) By 30 May 2020: Decision whether the Summer Festival will take place.
  • Our ticket office at Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11 will remain closed for personal customer service until further notice. However, the ticket office can be contacted by e-mail and telephone. Our staff will process your order by telework.
    Contact ticket office:
    Monday – Friday 10:00 -12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30
    info@salzburgfestival.at
    +43-662-8045-500
  • In addition, there will be no public guided tours and group tours of the festival halls for the time being.
  • The planned start of direct ticket sales for the Summer Festival on 27.03.2020 will be postponed to 14.04.2020 and will then be handled exclusively via our online ticket shop.
  • The Salzburg State Exhibition “Great World Theatre – 100 Years Salzburg Festival” cannot start on the scheduled date (25.4.). The artistic intervention “The Dream of a Fairy Temple” will also be postponed indefinitely.

We understand the general confusion and insecurity and have therefore added a page to our website with Frequently Asked Questions and information on the coronavirus.

6 April 2020

However, as announced in the press conference of the Austrian government on April 6, 2020, it is necessary to prohibit performances of all kind in Austria until the end of June, in order not to peril the so far succesful containment of the coronavirus.

With our deep regret it is therefore also forbidden to stage the performances of this year’s Whitsun Festival. More Information will follow shortly.

The Salzburg Festival wants to take responsibility and do everything it can to prevent the corona virus from spreading further:

  •  Plan for the Salzburg Festival
    1.) Since 16 March 2020: All offices and workshops of the Salzburg Festival will remain closed for the time being until 13 April 2020.
    2.) By 30 May 2020: Decision whether the Summer Festival will take place.
  • Our ticket office at Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz 11 will remain closed for personal customer service until further notice. However, the ticket office can be contacted by e-mail and telephone. Our staff will process your order by telework.
    Contact ticket office:
    Monday – Friday 10:00 -12:30 and 13:00 to 16:30
    info@salzburgfestival.at
    +43-662-8045-500
  • In addition, there will be no public guided tours and group tours of the festival halls for the time being.
  • The planned start of direct ticket sales for the Summer Festival on 27.03.2020 will be postponed to 14.04.2020 and will then be handled exclusively via our online ticket shop.
  • The Salzburg State Exhibition “Great World Theatre – 100 Years Salzburg Festival” cannot start on the scheduled date (25.4.). The artistic intervention “The Dream of a Fairy Temple” will also be postponed indefinitely.

We understand the general confusion and insecurity and have therefore added a page to our website with Frequently Asked Questions and information on the coronavirus.

Questions & Answers

Where do the guided tours start and end?
The meeting point and end point of the guided tours is directly in front of the entrance to the Haus für Mozart / the Felsenreitschule at the shop of the Salzburg Festival (Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg).
Does the guided visit include a tour of the Grosse Festspielhaus?
Yes, as a general rule, the Grosse Festspielhaus, the Felsenreitschule and the Haus für Mozart are all stops on our guided tours. Our venues are not a static museum, but rather a living place where art is produced the whole year round. As such, it may happen that tours do not visit all of the sites due to rehearsals or ongoing renovation work or are rescheduled altogether. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Is the backstage area open to visitors?
Yes, in principle, a look behind the scenes is part of every guided tour. However, during the ongoing Festival season, this is unfortunately not possible due to tight scheduling as well as for safety reasons.
Is the Felsenreitschule open to visitors?
Yes, as a general rule, the Große Festspielhaus, the Felsenreitschule and the Haus für Mozart are all stops on our guided tours. Our venues are not a static museum, but rather a living place where art is produced the whole year round. As such, it may happen that tours do not visit all of the sites due to rehearsals or ongoing renovation work or are rescheduled altogether. We kindly ask for your understanding.
Is it possible to visit the workshops?
No, unfortunately, a visit to the workshops is not possible.
Are visitors permitted to take photographs and videos during the tour?
Yes, provided your guide permits it, you are welcome to take photos and videos during the tour. However, any recordings of set designs are strictly forbidden.
Are the guided tours suitable for children?
Yes, we welcome our young visitors to come along on the tour. The guided tours are recommended for children from 6 years of age.
Are there any discounts for children?
Yes, for children and adolescents aged six to 16, the tour costs € 4,- (incl. 10 % VAT). For children under six years of age, the tour is free of charge.
Does the regular guided tour involve taking an elevator?
No, the regular tours lead visitors up several flights of stairs and are therefore only partially suited for wheelchair-bound visitors.
Do you offer tours suitable for persons with disabilities?
Yes, for guests with special needs we offer specialized tours. If interested, please contact us directly: fuehrungen@salzburgfestival.at
Are dogs allowed?
No, generally speaking, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the Salzburg Festival’s premises. Guide dogs and seeing-eye dogs are exempt from this rule.