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The Ball is a fabulous performance with the participation of symphony orchestra and Vienna Operetta ballet. Thousands of spectators watch 75 dance couples perform polonaise - they are the best dancers that have been selected and held dozens of rehearsals. By the way, a dancer can take part in the Vienna Ball only once in his/her life.
After the official part the Ball is announced opened; guests start dancing - they waltz round the hall, perform tap-dance and tango passionately.
How to do?
2. Taxi fare through the city is 15 €. In case you're on your car - the nearest underground parking lot Öpark Kärntnerringgarage is placed under Ringstrassengalerien shopping centre at address 8 Mahlerstrasse. If you've got a ticket for any event in the Vienna Opera you can get discount - 7 € for 8-hour parking. To get the discount, mark parking ticket near the cloakroom of the Opera.
3. The Ball lasts till the morning. At this time a lot of taxi cars of different class stand near the Opera house waiting for their passengers, so it's easy to get home after the event. If you're not in a hurry, take a stroll to the nearest fast-food restaurant for a hot-dog as a lot of frequent ball guests do.
Where to do?
Here you can listen to arias of the best opera singers, choir to the accompaniment of the symphony orchestra and watch ballet.8
Open hours: Mon. to Fri. from 9 am until one hour before curtain, Sat. from 9 am to 5 pm, closed on Sunday
Phone: +43 1 514442250
Official website: https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/
When to do?
6-seat loge neat to the stage - 11 500 €(catering + entry ticket), 12-seat lodge - 20 500 € (catering + entry ticket).
Loge on the second balcony for 8-10 people maximum (catering + entry ticket) - 10 000 €.
Table for two on the sixth balcony (catering + entry ticket) - 200 €.
Tips and hints
• You'd better book tickets 4 months before - there is a big run on them.