Information on the Vienna Philharmonic Subscription Concerts
Since 1860, the Vienna Philharmonic Subscription Concerts have formed the basis of the orchestra's musical endeavours and have become an indispensable component of Viennese musical life. As a result, the demand for subscriptions is great and the waiting list is long. We explain to you here the procedure for obtaining a subscription to the Saturday, Sunday or Soirée series.
Application for Philharmonic Subscription Concerts
To apply for our subscription series, we request the submission of a written letter on paper in the spring (March – May) of each year. This request should provide us with your full name, address, and contact information such as telephone number and e-mail address. In addition to this information, please provide us with precise information about your request, specifying which of the subscription concert series (Saturday, Sunday, or Soréen) you wish to obtain; the price category that would best suit you; and whether you wish to reserve a ticket for one or two persons.
We ask for your understanding that such a request submitted on behalf of other persons, or for minors, cannot be placed on the waiting list and can be grounds for removal from this list.
Subscriptions which come available are returned to the Vienna Philharmonic and then allotted to those who have been on the waiting list the longest. Philharmonic Subscriptions CANNOT be passed on to a third party or bequethed to any other persons.
Every year in the fall, the submitted subscription requests are answered, regrettably often with the information that no subscription is currently available. Upon receiving such a notice of non-availibilty, however, you may indicate your continued interest in obtaining a subscription by renewing your request in the following spring, and in this manner keep your former application active. This secures your present position in the waiting list and negates the possibility of your being moved backward on the list.
Since new subscriptions are allotted based only on availability and because existing active subscriptions cannot be altered, we ask for your understanding that requests for particular categories cannot always be immediately honored.
Standing Room Subscriptions
Standing room subscriptions are available at the beginning of each season. The sale of standing room subscriptions for the 2017/18 season begins on September 25, 2017, at 9:30 AM at the Ticket Office of the Vienna Philharmonic.