The 28th Film Festival at the Rathausplatz in Vienna

Film Festival at Vienna’s Rathausplatz – Friday is Children’s Opera Day!
-    New highlight: The Children’s Opera Festival as part of the Film Festival
-    Twelve operas and music productions for 6 to 14 year olds
-    Every Friday from 5:00 pm in City Hall Park
-    And before that, a programme of sporting activities starting at 2:00 pm
-    Free entry

Coming up – The start of the Children’s Opera Festival

(Vienna, 5 July 2018) The Film Festival at Rathausplatz has started and that also means: summer and the school holidays in Vienna have begun! And what would one or the other be without the Film Festival?

While grandiose music productions by renowned artists will be shown on the 300 m² screen every evening, a whole new highlight awaits visitors aged between 6 and 14 years of age: tomorrow, for the first time, and every Friday from 5:00 pm, the Children’s Opera Festival will be taking place with a programme of activities and a whole lot of fun.

Amazement, excitement, laughter – the wonderful world of the opera

The invitation is this – anyone who would like to take a musical journey of adventure with Rigoletto, Turandot, Antonia and the Little Devil, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and many others is very welcome to take part at Rathauspark from 5:00 pm every Friday.  Entry is free and laughing out loud, singing along and utter astonishment are allowed.

FRI 06.7.   Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung for children      68 min
FRI 13.7.   The Fairies                                                             47 min
FRI 20.7.   Opera Vox: Rigoletto                                             30 min
                 Opera Vox: Turandot                                             30 min
FRI 27.7.   Hansel and Gretel                                                   109 min
FRI 03.8.   The Opera Guide – The Magic Flute                         8 min
                The Magic Flute for children                                     65 min
FRI 10.8.   Antonia and the Little Devil: A Pop Opera               104 min
FRI 17.8.   Undine                                                                   57 min
FRI 24.8.   Opera Vox: The Barber of Seville                            30 min
                 Short musical films for children –
                 Highlights from the Vienna Shorts Agency              60 min
FRI 31.8.   Cinderella – Viennese version for children                75 min

Fun and games beforehand with the programme of activities

Before the young guests sit down to enjoy the music, they can take advantage of the games and sports on offer at the supervised hands-on areas from 2:00 pm on Fridays and play to their heart’s content.

Activities at the CLUB WIEN & “Bewegung findet Stadt” stand:
•   CLUB WIEN members can win great give-aways playing giant darts. Whoever is not yet
     a member of CLUB WIEN, can register at the stand and become part of Vienna’s
     largest exercise community.
•    Information about sports & exercise in Vienna
•    Children’s Athletics Station run by MA51 – Sportamt
•    Alternating goal shoot-out and basketball

The sports programme in July:

•    6 July 2018 – CAPOEIRA
presented by the Capoeira Esporte e Cultura Austria Club
Capoeira is a traditional Brazilian martial art in which combat and dance, music and acrobatics, discipline and fun merge.

•    13 July 2018 – FRISBEE
presented by Erster Österreichischer Frisbee Club (EÖFC)
Ultimate is a competitive, largely contactless team sport, which is played with a 175g plastic discus, also known as a frisbee.

•    20 July 2018 – YOGA
presented by ASKÖ WAT Wien by Monika Plocek and Alexandra Juma, MSc for Adults and Children.
•    20 July 2018 – CHESS
presented by SC Donaustadt – ASVÖ-Wien
Learn chess step-by-step and play against a master.

•    27 July 2018 – TAEKWONDO
presented by Wien Taekwondo Centre  
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art and an Olympic discipline and stands for kicking or jumping (Tae), punching or hand strike (Kwon) and “the way” or discipline (Do).

There’s a back-up plan if the weather doesn’t cooperate

Because children shouldn’t be disappointed and the activities are so unique – if a performance of the Children’s Opera Festival has to be cancelled due to the weather, it will be performed in the next few days instead. The latest information about this can be found on the Facebook page of the Film Festival

Film Festival at Vienna’s Rathausplatz (City Hall Square)
30th June to 2nd September 2018
Films start daily at nightfall
Food available from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Children’s Opera Festival at City Hall Park
Every Friday from 5:00 pm
Programme of activities from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission is free!

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