Permit for street performances - application

German version

General information

Street performances in most public spaces in the 1st to 6th districts require a permit.

Street performances include performances taking place

  • for a short period of time,
  • in public spaces,
  • without making use of structures and stages erected for the purpose and
  • free of charge.

This includes musical shows, lectures, dance and vaudeville performances, pantomimes without stage-like equipment, magical shows, puppet shows and portrait drawing.

Requirements

Minimum age of 16.

Deadlines

Issuing of permit: Monthly permits are issued on the last Monday of the preceding month. A monthly permit is valid for specific days throughout the month of validity, with several non-performance days every month.

Contact

Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of 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
E-Mail: event@ma36.wien.gv.at

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

Fees

EUR 6.54 per permit

The fee is payable in cash upon collection of the permit.

Billing and payment (German)
For any questions regarding payment, please contact: Municipal Department 6 - Accounting Department 40 (German).

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 Ordinance of the Municipality of Vienna regarding the rules applying to street performances:

Legal basis: Regulation of the Municipality of Vienna regarding the rules applying to street performances in Vienna (Straßenkunstverordnung 2012) (German)

Homepage: Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of Events (MA 36) (German)

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