Perchtoldsdorf Castle

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The medieval castle of Perchtoldsdorf with its spacious courtyard is the perfect backdrop for a beautiful evening at the theatre. In its more than 40-year-old tradition, the Perchtoldsdorf Summer Games have not only shaped the cultural identity of Perchtoldsdorf, they have also become a piece of theatre history of the province of Lower Austria. The new large castle hall guarantees a continuous performance since 2010.

The combination of open-air and new hall makes the Summer Games Perchtoldsdorf a very special venue: rainproof, elegant, best infrastructure and service, sufficient parking spaces. And all this directly in front of the gates of Vienna, also easily accessible for the public.

Perchtoldsdorf Castle is something very special and therefore the castle also plays an important role in the programme of the Perchtoldsdorf Summer Games: The castle as a genius loci, be it the Castle of Elsinore in "Hamlet", the Acropolis in "Lysistrate", the Castle Fores of Macbeth or in 2013, in the "Revisor", the palace of the City Captain Anton Antonowitsch.

In 2014 the castle had to pass the acid test in "Käthchen von Heilbronn", in 2015 Prospero's boat ran aground in a "storm" when crossing the former moat, in 2016 the forest of the Midsummer Night's Dream was conjured up from nowhere in front of the public and in 2017 the noblewoman Minna von Barnhelm will be accommodated in the old walls.