- General Questions about the Drawing and Ticket Requests
- Registration and Logging In
- Available Categories and Number of Seats
- Modifying Ticket Requests
- Notification of the Results of the Drawing
- Success - Paying for Tickets
- Success - Purchase Obligation
- Success - Picking up Tickets
- Children at the New Year's Concert
- Special Needs
- Technical Problems
General Questions about the Drawing and Ticket Requests
How do I apply for tickets for the New Year's Concert?
You can make your application for tickets for the Preview Performance, the New Year's Eve Concert and the New Year's Concert during the application period. In order to register please go to https://verlosung.wienerphilharmoniker.at/
If I am not successful in the drawing, can I put myself on a waiting list for the following years?
No, there is no waiting list.
For how many New Year's Concert tickets may I apply?
You can make one application for each of the three concerts. For the New Year's Concert you can apply for up to two tickets. For the New Year's Eve Concert and the Preview Performance you can apply for up to four tickets.
When should I apply for tickets?
Make your applications for tickets during the application period which is announced on this website. After this date, no more applications will be accepted.
What is the procedure used for the drawing?
The drawing takes place completely anonymously through a computer program which randomly selects applicants from among all applications which have been submitted for the seats in each category which have been released for drawing. The tickets are then reserved for these applicants directly in our ticket reservation system. Every year, the chances of winning are the same for all participants.
Are all seats in the hall sold by way of the drawing?
No, some seats are reserved for press, supporters and orchestra members.
How can I get tickets for the New Year's Concert?
The only way to obtain tickets for these concerts is by taking part in the online drawing! You can make your application for tickets during the application period.
Do I have to re-apply for tickets every year?
Yes, you need to make your ticket requests in each year you wish to participate. There is no waiting list for subsequent years.
Is it advantageous to apply early on in the application period?
No. Within the application period, the actual sign-up time is irrelevant. An application made at the beginning of the application period has the same chances as an application made at the end of the application period.
How can I confirm that my application has been entered into the system?
You will receive an e-mail from us with the confirmation of your participation in the drawing.
I have been participating in the drawing for many years but have never been selected. Why not?
There is great demand for these tickets. Every year we receive thousands of applications from all over the world. For this reason, oftentimes even participating over many years does not lead to being selected in the drawing and receiving an offer for tickets.
I sent an e-mail in regard to the drawing but did not receive any response. Why not?
Please understand that during the application time period we are not able to answer all e-mail inquiries. All frequently asked questions are answered in the New Year's Concert FAQs. We ask for your understanding that questions regarding the New Year's Concert and the drawing of tickets which are already answered in the FAQs will not be answered by e-mail.
How many tickets are sold by way of the drawing?
There are approximately 900 tickets from each concert which are sold by way of the drawing.
Is the selected price category binding?
During the time period of application, changes can be made to the selected ticket category. Once this period is over, the category selected is, for administrative reasons, binding.
What is the dress code for the New Year's Concert?
For the New Year's Concerts we recommend elegant concert dress.
Is the conductor the same for all three concerts?
Yes, the conductor and the program are the same for all three concerts.
Can I purchase tickets for the dress rehearsal?
Tickets are allotted for the Preview Performance, the New Year's Eve Concert and the New Year's Concert. All rehearsals are closed to the public.
Is the Preview Performance on December 30 the same in all aspects as the concerts on December 31 and January 1?
The Preview Performance on December 30 is the same concert as on December 31 and January 1. The program, the conductor and the dress of the orchestra is the same for all three concerts. Only the floral decorations are not yet fully set up.
We found an internet site that is offering New Year's Concert tickets for very high prices without having to take part in the drawing. Are such websites legitimate?
The Vienna Philharmonic disapproves of the practice of purchasing event tickets on such secondary exchange platforms. We offer tickets for the New Year's Concert solely by way of the drawing and have no influence on potential resale. We are often informed about ticket offers circulating on the internet. We advise not to make purchases on such online ticket exchanges, the legitimacy of which we are not able to evaluate.
This year there is a special occasion in our family and it would be the fulfilling of a dream to attend this concert. Could you not make an exception for us and allocate us tickets outside of the drawing?
We receive many such requests every year. Although we would like to fulfill such requests, it is simply not possible. The only way to obtain tickets for these concerts is by taking part in the online drawing!
Are the prices listed just for the tickets or is anything else included?
We offer only concert tickets. There are no other goods or services implied.