House for Mozart

Salzburg Festival

Built by Clemens Holzmeister the former Kleines Festspielhaus was a venue for numerous performances of the Salzburg Festival between 1925 and 2003. Since years the Salzburg Festival planned to create a “house for Mozart” fulfilling the opera stage requirements of Salzburg most famous son in every respect. On the occasion of Mozart’s 250th birthday, the grand opening of the Haus für Mozart was celebrated with the premiere of Mozart’s opera „Le nozze di Figaro“, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, on 26th of July 2006.

An outstanding feature can be seen in the foyer of the building: a 17 meters high gilded lamella wall, through the openings a profile of Mozart’s head made of Swarovski crystals can be seen.

Together with Large Festival Hall, Felsenreitschule, Dom Platz (cathedral square)  and Kollegienkirche, the Haus für Mozart forms the festival district.

The venue offers 1.495 seats and 85 standings.


House for Mozart / Haus für Mozart
Hofstallgasse 1, 5020 Salzburg