On 12 February 2011, Vienna’s Rainbow Ball will celebrate its gorgeous premier at the Hofburg, the Imperial Palace. For the first time, the LGBT community will paint the imperial staterooms of the Habsburgs’ winter residency in rainbow colours.
“‘The Imperial Rainbow’ will therefore be the motto of the ball, which we expect 3000 visitors from Austria and abroad to attend,” explains Christian Högl, president of Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien, Austria’s leading gay and lesbian organisation, which is organising the event. “Ticket sale has already started. Both entry and seat/table tickets can already be purchased in our online ticketshop. Be part of it!”
A night with that certain something
“As the Parkhotel Schönbrunn is closed for refurbishing works next year, we had to find an alternative location for the ball,” adds Högl. “We seized this occasion to secure the most prestigious venue for balls in Vienna, the Hofburg. Moreover, we have reached the capacity limits in the Parkhotel in the past years. It would not be possible to increase the number of participants even more. The Hofburg will offer new dimensions to the visitors of the Rainbow Ball – in many respects, including the splendour of the venue, the music programme and the show acts. However, we will combine proven and well-established features of previous balls with new ideas which will form a spectacular new gesamtkunstwerk created by artistic director Christof Cremer, who earned his reputation as costume and stage designer at ballet performances of the New Year’s Concert and who, in previous years, staged Vienna’s renowned Kaffeesiederball, the ball of coffee makers, which also takes place in the Hofburg.
Tickets and further information
14th Viennese Rainbow Ball
Saturday, 12 February 2011, entry as of 7.30 pm, ball opening at 9 pm
in all Hofburg ballrooms
Prices: Regular ticket: € 70; reduced ticket (students, seniors): € 40; seat/table tickets from € 40.
Online ticketshop: www.regenbogenball.at/ticketshop/
More Information: www.regenbogenball.at
For the media: photos for free use available here.
To get a flavour of the Rainbow Ball, watch the photos and 15 video clips of previous balls here.