Vienna is one city where families can enjoy a memorable and culturally-enriching experience. For parents who want to expose their kids to music and other forms of art, there are various activities they can do around the city.
At Volksoper, children can learn about the musical theater. Here, they will be educated about the different types of performing arts from the opera and operetta to concerts, classical musicals and contemporary dance.
Volksoper Wien offers children’s workshops that give them an opportunity to interact with the artists themselves. There are also children’s productions and puzzles to be solved and those who succeed get to win a special surprise.
The concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir in the Augarten offers a classical program. The program features world and pop music as well as children’s opera. For every season, the Boys’ Choir performs a third of the MuTh program.
A project series for kids aged between three and 19 is being offered at the Vienna Musikverein. Here, kids are encouraged to sing and dance along and are given the opportunity to interact with leading conductors and soloists. A special program for kids is also available at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Sing-alongs are among those featured.
Special performances for the whole family in an imperial setting can be experienced at the Marionette Theater all year round. Located at Schonbrunn Palace, the place marionettes combined with modern technology. Some of the well known performances here are Aladdin, The Children’s Magic Flute and the Children’s Fledermaus.
House of Music
Kids eager to have a hands-on experience should visit the House of Music. At this place, young visitors can virtually conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, experiment with music via the computer, use the drums and even record their own CD.