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HOUSE RULES FOR WIENER STADTHALLE
Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna
SCOPE OF APPLICATION:
These House Rules apply to Halls D, E, F, the foyers and other ancillary rooms as well as open spaces and the forecourt of Wiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna (hereinafter referred to as the “Event Venue”) and govern the rights and obligations of event participants (visitors, event organisers and their employees or persons and companies engaged by them). The House Rules are displayed in the entrance areas. Event participants must comply with the provisions of the House Rules, as approved and announced, otherwise they will not be permitted to remain inside the Event Venue.
In the event that Halls A, B and C are rented out, the House Rules displayed there shall apply.
Contact details for the event organiser and supervisor(s) are available on the day of the event from the Wiener Stadthalle concierge at Vogelweidplatz 14, 1150 Vienna.
SCOPE/DURATION OF EVENT:
These House Rules and their annexes apply to the Event Venue for the duration of the event. The Event Venue includes all buildings, rooms, facilities and open spaces used in the course of the event. In case of contradictions, the provisions of these House Rules take precedence over those of the annexes.
ACCESS CONTROLS AND PARTICIPATION:
Event participants may be required to submit to an identity check by the event organiser’s supervisors or security staff or stewards before entry to the Event Venue.
The security staff engaged by the event organiser, the supervisors and the stewards are entitled to search clothing, bags and containers carried by event participants for prohibited or dangerous items at any time before entry to the Event Venue.
The security staff, the supervisors, the stewards or the organiser are entitled to refuse entry to the Event Venue to persons who may pose a security risk (e.g. due to excessive consumption of alcohol or the carrying of prohibited or dangerous items). The same applies to persons who do not consent to a search of their clothing, bags or containers or a potential ID check. In individual cases, the security staff, the supervisors, the stewards or the organiser are also entitled to carry out such checks on event participants who are already inside the Event Venue.
In the event of violations of the House Rules, the organiser, security staff, supervisors and stewards, as well as officials of the Vienna State Police Department, are entitled to expel the offenders from the Event Venue.
All visitors must leave the Event Venue promptly after the end of each day of the event.
PROTECTION OF MINORS:
Persons under 14 years of age are not permitted entry to the Event Venue after 8 pm unless accompanied by an adult. No entry is permitted for children under 3 years of age after 8pm.
The Vienna Youth Protection Act, as amended, also applies throughout the Event Venue.
Bringing any kind of item or substance that may pose a risk to the protectable interests listed in Sec. 18 (1) of the Vienna Events Act 2020 (risks to human life and health or risks to operational safety, in particular) is prohibited.
The following items, in particular, are prohibited:
- Weapons of any kind (any especially dangerous object capable of posing a threat to life or limb is considered a weapon);
- Objects that can be used as weapons or projectiles;
- Gas spray bottles or pressurised containers for highly flammable or harmful gases, with the exception of commercially available pocket lighters;
- Toxic, corrosive or discolouring items or substances;
- Glass containers, bottles, cans, plastic canisters, hard packaging or other objects made of glass or any other fragile, splintering or particularly hard material;
- Pyrotechnic articles and compositions, such as fireworks, smoke bombs, Bengal flares, etc;
- Mechanically or electrically operated noisemakers (e.g. megaphones);
- Laser pointers, whistles, gas horns;
- Pepper sprays and tear gas sprays;
- Large or bulky objects such as ladders, stools, (folding) chairs, boxes, large bags, backpacks, camelbacks (drinking backpacks), suitcases;
- Bicycles, skateboards, snakeboards, inline skates, scooters, kickboards, Segways and similar vehicles;
- Racist, xenophobic, Nazi, sexist or political propaganda material.
In case of doubt, classifying items as prohibited or permitted within the meaning of these House Rules is the responsibility of the security staff, the supervisors, the stewards or the organiser, as well as officials of the City of Vienna and the Vienna State Police Department. Any persons carrying prohibited objects as defined in these House Rules will be refused entry to the Event Venue. If persons are found inside the Event Venue with prohibited items, the event organiser, the security staff, the supervisors or the stewards are entitled to expel those persons from the Event Venue.
BRINGING ANIMALS/PARKING VEHICLES:
Event participants are not permitted to bring animals to the Event Venue, with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs for blind or disabled persons. Guide dogs and assistance dogs must wear a harness.
Parking bicycles, electric scooters, Segways or similar vehicles at the Event Venue or locking them to structures, fences, barriers etc. constitutes a safety risk and is prohibited. In the event of non-compliance, vehicles may be removed and kept by the security staff, the supervisors, the stewards or the event organiser at the expense of the offender.
RULES OF CONDUCT DURING THE EVENT:
For safety reasons, no flashes of any kind are permitted during the event.
All persons entering the Event Venue must conduct themselves in such a way as not to cause harm to, endanger or harass others. They must also conduct themselves in such a way as not to cause damage to structures, facilities, equipment or objects.
USE OF THE FACILITIES AT THE EVENT VENUE:
Event participants must leave any outer wear and umbrellas, other bulky items or items not used for attending the event at the cloakrooms or in the areas provided for this purpose.
Walking sticks and other walking aids (e.g. walkers) may only be taken into the Event Venue by infirm persons as essential support.
Smoking or use of (tobacco) vaping products is prohibited throughout the Event Venue.
Cigarettes must be disposed of exclusively in the ashtrays provided for this purpose in the outdoor area. Waste, packaging materials and empty containers must be disposed of exclusively in the waste containers provided at the Event Venue. Empty reusable cups must be returned to their respective catering stands for a refund of the deposit paid.
PROCEDURE IN THE EVENT OF DANGER:
In the event of danger (fire, accidents, etc.), the security staff, supervisors and event organisers, as well as the emergency services (fire brigade 122, police 133, ambulance service 144) must be informed immediately. Stay calm and ensure your own safety.
Event participants must comply immediately and fully with all orders and instructions (e.g. by announcements over the public address system or via megaphones) issued by the executive authorities, the fire brigade and other emergency services personnel, the security staff, supervisors, stewards, and the authorities of the City of Vienna, as well as the organiser itself. In the event of non-compliance, the offender may be expelled from the Event Venue.
LEGAL CONSEQUENCES IN THE EVENT OF VIOLATIONS:
Pursuant to Sec. 27 (5) of the Vienna Events Act 2020, Provincial Law Gazette No. 53/2020, persons failing to comply with the provisions of these approved and announced House Rules are not permitted to remain inside the Event Venue. Any violation of these House Rules may be punished with expulsion from the Event Venue. Pursuant to Section 27 (6) of the Vienna Events Act 2020, Provincial Law Gazette No. 53/2020, we wish to point out that failure to comply with an expulsion order issued by the supervisory authorities of the Vienna Provincial Police Directorate constitutes an administrative offence. Any conduct constituting a violation of administrative or criminal law, without exception, will be reported to the competent authorities.
Vienna, August 2022
Wiener Stadthalle Betriebs- und Veranstaltungsgesellschaft m.b.H. Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna, Austria
These House Rules were approved by decision of Municipal Department 36-V dated 10.11.2022, reference number MA 36-1806768-2022.