December 27, 2021

Access Regulation for Attendance at the 2022 New Year's Concert

© Terry Linke

Due to necessary preventive measures which have been adopted on short notice, the Vienna Philharmonic finds itself obligated to reduce the number of persons in attendance at the New Year's Concerts 2021/22 to a maximum of 1000 per concert. This reduction and implementation of the 2G+ rule will enable guests who are vaccinated or recovered, and, in addition, produce a PCR test (valid up to 48 hours from sample extraction) and wear a FFP2 mask*, to attend the concert.

According to Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, "Even though these measures create an exceptional logistical challenge and necessitate a high degree of understanding and willingness to adapt, we are glad that this year the New Year's Concerts can once again take place with an audience in attendance. For all those concert visitors who due to this reduction cannot be present in the concert hall, seats for next year's concerts will be reserved."

We have decided to postpone the tickets for all those customers who have purchased seats in the balcony or in the gallery by one year to the next turn of the year 2022/23. The rebooking to 2022/23 will happen automatically, from our customer's side, there is nothing else to do.

Attention: Already picked up tickets in the sectors "Balkon" and "Galerie" are invalid for the upcoming turn of the year 2021/2022.

Please find further informations regarding the New Year's Concert here.


*Medical certificates exempting from the mask requirement are exceptionally not valid. In this case we kindly ask you to refrain from visiting the performance. Your ticket price will be refunded.