Salzburg - Stage of Culture

Salzburg Festival Halls

Large Festival Hall © Salzburg Festival - Andreas Kolarik
House for Mozart © Salzburg Festival - Andreas Kolarik

The Large Festival Hall was built after plans by the Austrian architect Clemens Holzmeister and was inaugurated by Herbert von Karajan in 1960. The façade of the Baroque horse stables, designed by Fischer von Erlach, were retained, as were parts of the intermission foyers. The building seats an audience of 2,177 with an excellent view of the stage. The Large Festival Hall is used for operas and festive concerts. The orchestra pit is the work of the stage designer, Richard Peduzzi. The portal of the main stage can be moved between 14 and 30 meters.


The former called "Small Festival Hall" was built by Clemens Holzmeister and was used as one of the festival venues between 1925 and 2003. In 2006 it became the "House for Mozart" which seats an audience of 1.580.


More venues of the Salzburg Festival are for example the Summer Riding School, the Cathedral Square, the Salzburg State Theatre, the Great Hall of the International Mozarteum Foundation etc.