Exterior shot of the Salzburg Museum

Salzburg Museum Grand World Theatre

Grand world theatre - 100 years of the Salzburg Festival

The first performance of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s "Jedermann", directed by Max Reinhardt on 22 August 1920 on Salzburg’s Domplatz, is considered to mark the birth of the Salzburg Festival. The provincial exhibition "Grand world theatre - 100 years of the Salzburg Festival" is dedicated to the world’s most important festival and offers insights into its history and development down to the present day, while also opening up prospects for the future of the Salzburg Festival.

The provincial exhibition at the Salzburg Museum in the Neue Residenz thus becomes a place of encounter with the Salzburg Festival: stories, productions and events offer visitors space for experiences, participation and for personal memories. The exhibition is laid out in the museum as a "stage play" and follows the conviction of Max Reinhardt that a play can ultimately only succeed through intensive interaction with its audience. In this sense, offers of participation, interaction and role reversal are an important aspect of the exhibition. The provincial exhibition is also conceived in a comprehensive dialogue with institutions and artists.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • July, August und September 2021: Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Other opening hours: 31. December: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1. Jänner: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closing days: 1. November, 24. and 25. December

Included services

  • Admission to the Exhibition "Great World Theatre" in the Salzburg Museum Neue Residenz

Destination station: Salzburg

Note on the redemption of the ÖBB Plus

You travel as planned, and on either the same day or one of the two following days, you simply exchange the voucher directly at the touristic attraction.

Price overview

Price overview Provincial Exhibition Salzburg
Offers ÖBB Plus-offer Local prices
Adults € 8.10 € 9.-
Children 6<16 years € 2,70 € 3.-
Adolescents 16<26 years € 3,60 € 4.-

Valid from 08.02. - 31.10.2021
Children up to the age of 6 are free