Salzburg State Theatre

Salzburg State Theatre

The Salzburg State Theatre can look back on a very varied history which directly reflects the political and socio-cultural changes in the life of Salzburg: at the end of the 18th century the former Lodron Ball Room became the “Court Theatre”; in 1880 it was known as the Imperial and Royal National Theatre. After a new theatre was built in 1893 it was known as the City Theatre and following further conversions and renovation work (financed by the regional authorities) it has been known as the Landestheater since 1939/40. In 1856 a secular Mozart Festival was held in Salzburg when Don Giovanni was performed. Towards the end of the 19th century, music festivals were held when several Mozart operas were performed in the Landestheater. These festivities can be regarded as the immediate precursors of the Salzburg Festival.

It is probably more than mere chance that Max Reinhardt entered his first engagement at the age of twenty in Salzburg. He appeared in the opening performance celebrating the new theatre building in 1893 (according to plans by the architects Fellner & Helmer, who as early as 1890 presented an outline plan for a Mozart Festival Hall on the Mönchsberg, which, however, was never realised). From 1922 until the relevant adaptation of the Festival House (1927) all opera performances at the festival were given in the Stadttheater. These were mainly guest productions from the Vienna State Opera which were intended to ensure a scenic alternative programme to Max Reinhardt’s drama productions. Since the time when the festival halls were completed in the old town centre of Salzburg the Landestheater has be-come an important venue for productions of plays, including many world premieres.

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Salzburger Landestheater - How to get there

Adress & contact
Schwarzstraße 22
5020 Salzburg

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Tel.: +43 662 8045 0

Public transport
Trolley bus stop Herbert-v.-Karajan-Platz
Line 22 to Salzburger Makartplatz

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Festival ticket = bus ticket

From 17 May until 20 May 2024 tickets for Festival performances will be valid for travel within the city of Salzburg in the so called „core-zone” by Trolley bus, Bus or S-Bahn from three hours before the performance begins until the last service.

From 19 July until 31 August 2024 your festival ticket is valid as a public transport ticket on all SW bus and train lines in the federal state of Salzburg (SW network area), six hours before the start of the performance until the last service.

CONTIPARK Parkplatz Mirabell-Congress-Garage
Faberstraße 6-8, 5020 Salzburg

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Opening hours: daily 0-24

Further possibility:
Franz-Josef-Kai, 5020 Salzburg
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Venues of the Salzburg Festival