The Company

As part of the Wien Holding Group, Wiener Stadthalle makes a significant contribution to the Austrian culture and entertainment industry. With over 300 events and around one million visitors per year, Wiener Stadthalle ranks among the top 10 arenas in Europe and is Austria's most important biggest multifunctional event location.


The Wiener Stadthalle was built between 1954 and 1958 in the spirit of political and cultural renewal.

The foundation stone was laid on October 18, 1953, and work began in March 1954 on the former imperial and royal parade ground. military parade ground. In the course of planning and construction, 2,900 plans were drawn up, 110,000 m³ of earth was moved, 27,800 kg of aluminum profiles and 11,500 t of cement as well as 440,000 bricks were used. 41,000 m of underground power lines and 20,000 m of heating pipes were laid.

After a construction period of 51 months, the Wiener Stadthalle was finally opened by Federal President Dr. Adolf Schärf on June 21, 1958, as the first major cultural institution outside the Gürtel. Tens of thousands of people visited the new "Viennese landmark" on this day. At the glittering opening, the State Opera Ballet danced and the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphony performed as a combined orchestra for the first and only time in the history of the two institutions.

"A UFO has landed in Vienna," was the comment at the opening in 1958. Years later, Roland Rainer's outstanding architecture still proves its worth and sets no limits to events - whether concerts, trade fairs, sporting events or international TV shows.


The Wiener Stadthalle was built between 1954 and 1958 in the spirit of political and cultural renewal. Roland Rainer, the doyen of Austrian architecture, created his masterpiece with the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna's 15th district. As early as 1952, an international competition for the design of a city hall had been announced by the city of Vienna.

Roland Rainer won the international competition to build the Vienna City Hall ahead of Alvar Aalto. He laid out his design as a complete work, designed the legendary armchairs, the checkrooms and commissioned other artists to design for "Kunst am Bau". There was a close artistic partnership and personal friendship between the people who helped design Kunst am Bau for the Vienna Stadthalle.  Heinz Leinfellner, Maria Biljan-Bilger, Carl Unger, Wander Bertoni, Maria Biljan-Bilger, Fritz Wotruba.

Wiener Stadthalle as workplace

Wiener Stadthalle offers many different jobs in the exciting event industry. Around 120 permanent employees work hand in hand in a dynamic environment and ensure that over 300 events a year run smoothly. The team is supplemented by external security personnel, employees of the catering partners, employees in audience service and so-called "stage hands" who help with stage and grandstand construction and dismantling at peak times.

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