With over 300 events and around one million visitors each year, Wiener Stadthalle is Austria’s largest event centre and one of Europe’s top ten arenas. Built according to a design by star architect Roland Rainer and opened in 1958, Wiener Stadthalle has been hosting events of all kinds for over 60 years, building up a wealth of expertise in the process. With its unrivalled versatility, the venue can host a wide and varied programme of events, with everything from rock concerts, opera evenings and TV shows to sports events, fairs to conferences.The site comprises six halls which can be individually or jointly let, making this one of Europe’s most firmly established, multipurpose event centres.
History | Architecture | Arts and Culture
Built between 1954 and 1958, Wiener Stadthalle symbolised the sense of political and cultural renewal at that time. Roland Rainer, the leading light of Austrian architecture, chose Vienna’s 15th district as the location for his masterpiece, Wiener Stadthalle.
Wiener Stadthallen Flügel Award
The decades of success that Wiener Stadthalle has enjoyed are down to the efforts of many different individuals – artists, promoters and pioneering figures. The Wiener Stadthallen Flügel award is an expression of our appreciation. Winners are presented with an award designed by artist Tomas Eller.
Wiener Stadthalle is part of the Wien Holding group and plays a significant part in Austria’s arts and entertainment scene.
Around 75 companies are currently united under the umbrella of Wien Holding. The group is structured into four business areas - culture, real estate, logistics, media - and is owned by the city of Vienna. Wien Holding stands for future-oriented and sustainable projects that promote the business location, stimulate economic growth, create jobs and thus improve the quality of life in Vienna. A successful mix of profitable commercial enterprises and companies with non-profit objectives along with the strategy of entering into partnerships with private investors serve as the foundation for success.
Workplace Wiener Stadthalle
Wiener Stadthalle offers a variety of jobs in the exciting event sector. Some 120 permanent staff work together in a lively environment to ensure that the 300 events held here each year go off without a hitch. The team is complemented by external security personnel, our catering partner’s employees, audience-support staff, as well as the stage hands who assist with stage and seating build-up and breakdown.