Events that go along with the Rudolfina-Redoute

The events that will accompany the Rudolfina-Redoute 2020 are just being planned. To give you an impression of what to expect, we would like to present to you the side events of this year's Rudolfina-Redoute.

Cocktail party

The final phase of the preparations for the Rudolfina-Redoute starts traditionally with a cocktail party. Dressed in formal clothes one can enjoy various cocktails and get in the right mood for the Rudolfina-Redoute. "The Cadillacs" will provide the right music for this event and turn Rudolfina's rooms into a dance hall.

Thursday, January 17th, 2019, 7.00 p.m.

at K.Ö.St.V. Rudolfina, Lenaugasse 3, 1080 Wien

“beer opera” (students’ event)

The “first Vienna beer opera ensemble” takes the audience to Naples in the 18th century - and shows the adventures of gang leader Rinaldo Rinaldini.

A “beer opera” is a typical event of fraternity students that mocks typical operas and combines opera elements with fun and satirical parts. The “opera” is sung in German.

Friday, March 1st, 2019, 7.30 p.m.

at: K.Ö.St.V. Rudolfina, Lenaugasse 3, 1080 Wien

We ask for a donation to cover the costs.

Guided Tours in Vienna

A special guided tour in the city of Vienna is offered for the guests of the Rudolfina-Redoute:

  • tours will be held with 6 or more participants (maximum 30 persons)
  • costs: 10 € per person
  • meeting point and start of tour: Johann Strauß memorial in the city park, next to Kursalon Hübner

The tour is being offered on two dates:

  • Saturday, March 2nd, 2.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. (tour finishes near town hall/Lenaugasse; participants can have dinner individually and are invited to visit the Europa-Kneipe afterwards; for the Europa-Kneipe no registration is necessary)
  • Sunday, March 3rd, 12.30 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. (tour finishes near town hall/Lenaugasse where you have the possibility to buy ball tickets in the ticket office)

At the beginning of the tour a valid entrance ticket for the Rudolfina-Redoute needs to be presented.

Tour guide and registration: Johann-Ferdinand Kuefstein, jfk[at]

Europa-Kneipe (European Student Social)

A traditional social event that takes place on the Saturday before the Redoute. Student club members and guests from across Europe are all invited to join us for this event.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 7 p.m.

at: K.Ö.St.V. Rudolfina, Lenaugasse 3, 1080 Vienna

Quadrille dance class

A special offer for guests of the Rudolfina-Redoute!

The quadrille dance at midnight is typical for the Rudolfina-Redoute. As a special service we offer a quadrille dance class for our guests at the house of Rudolfina.

Registration possible from now on!

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
- 3.30 p.m. - 5.15. p.m. (two units of 45 minutes and 10 minutes break)
- Registration only in pairs by email to office[at]
- Costs: 10 Euro per person, to be paid directly in class
- Participation only upon presentation of a valid entrance ticket for the Rudolfina-Redoute
- minimum number of participants: 6 pairs, maximum 40 pairs

at: K.Ö.St.V. Rudolfina, Lenaugasse 3, 1080 Wien

The course will be held in German.

Holy Mass

On Sunday evening the Holy Eucharist will be offered in the chapel of the Hofburg Vienna. In these days of celebration we want to thank the Lord for all the good he has done.

Sunday, March 3rd 2019, 6.00 p.m.

at: Chapel of the Vienna Hofburg, Schweizerplatz, Hofburg, 1010 Wien

Feinpunkt Salon

Feinpunkt Salon offers free hairdressing and make-up services at the night of the Rudolfina-Redoute in the Orchestergang near the Festsaal (main hall) - in case too extensive dancing messes up your hairdressing or make-up.

On the day of the ball the hairdresser opens exclusively for guests of the Rudolfina-Redoute for hairdressing services. Note, many hairdressers are closed on Mondays in Vienna. Booking in advance is required!

For prices, date coordination and further information please consult

Dîner at the Rudolfina-Redoute

Start the Rudolfina-Redoute with a festive Dîner at the Maria-Theresien-Appartements. From the Schweizerplatz you will be able to enter the Hofburg Vienna via the “Embassadors Stairs” as soon as 6 p.m. There you will be awaited with a small present and a welcome cocktail. Afterwards, we will serve you a festive 4-course-menu at this imperial location. During the dinner live music will get you in the mood for the ball and afterward you can directly proceed to the Rudolfina-Redoute.

Further information can be found here: Dîner at the Rudolfina-Redoute. The dîner can be booked online at

Dîner at the Hofburg Vienna

Start your ball evening with a festive Redoute-Dîner at the Maria-Theresien-Appartements.

Further information can be found here: Dîner at the Rudolfina-Redoute