Great Hall of the University © Salzburger Festspiele - Karl Forster

Great Hall of the University

Salzburg Festival

The Great Hall of the University is located in the old university in the historical center of SalzburgWolfgang Amadeus Mozart performed at this beautiful and representative auditorium.

Flanked by the Furtwängler Garden and adjoining the Max Reinhardt Square in the festival quarter, the university was founded in by the Benedictines in 1622.

The University Auditorium was a spiritual and cultural center in Salzburg as Student Theater performances in the Great Hall were popular social events in the city. For example Mozart’s opera „Apollo et Hyacinthus“ premiered here on May 13, 1767. In 1782 theatrical productions in the Great Hall ended.

After several years of renovation work, the Great Hall was re-opened in a ceremony on 27 January 2005 – Mozart’s 249th birthday – staging Mozart’s „Apollo et Hyacinthus“.

Nowadays the Great University Auditorium is one of the most popular venues in Salzburg also part of the Salzburg Festival during the summer.



Great Hall of the University
Max-Reinhardt-Platz, 5020 Salzburg