Permit for street performances - application

German version

Please note:
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General information

You need a permit for street performances in public space in districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Vienna.

Street performances are short, free of charge performances without stage-like equipment taking place in public space and include

  • musical shows
  • lectures
  • dance and vaudeville performances
  • pantomimes
  • magical shows
  • puppet shows and portrait drawing

Please note that the time slot and location for your street performance are allocated to you. You cannot make a reservation for a specific location or time slot. The permit for a specific month lists dates on which street performances are allowed in specific locations.


You must be at least 16 years old to acquire a permit for a street performance.


You can submit the application at any time.

If you want to get a permit for the following month, please note

  • that you submit your application no later than the 15 th day of the previous month
  • and that permits are issued on the last Monday of the month for the following month.


Inspection of Business Establishments, Fire Prevention and Events (MA 36)
Eventcenter (German)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 75, 4th floor, Room 420
Phone: +43 1 4000-36336
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-36336

Mondays to Wednesdays from 8 am to 12 noon, Thursdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Fridays from 8 am to 12 noon. Opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 12 noon; closed on public holidays.

Documents required

Photo identification


EUR 6.54 per permit

You have to pay the fee in cash when you collect the permit.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Further information

The permit must be visible to officials at all times during the performance.

The locations at which a permit is required are listed in the Straßenkunstverordnung (Ordinance of the City of Vienna regarding the rules applying to street performances).

Legal basis: Straßenkunstverordnung 2012 (German)

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City of Vienna | Inspection of Business Establishments, Fire Prevention and Events
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