Festival Pass and Ticket Information

Festival Pass

Grand Hotel Abyss, the core program of steirischer herbst ’19, can be visited with a Festival Pass. The Festival Pass can be purchased online, at the Visitor and Press Center, or at special sales points (see below).

Festival Pass Prices

29/23 Euro

Buy Festival Pass 19.9.–13.10.

21/15 Euro

Buy Festival Pass 1.10.–13.10.

The Festival Pass is nontransferable and only valid in combination with valid photo identification. Reservations are only valid in conjunction with a Festival Pass.

The Festival Pass also offers reduced admission to musikprotokoll and most Parallel Program events of steirischer herbst.

The Festival Pass also provides free entry to all events of the Weltmaschine : Österreich program at Literaturhaus Graz (3.10.–5.10.). Please reserve your participation in individual events on the Literaturhaus Graz website www.literaturhaus-graz.at.

Free admission for events of Ideas, the discursive program of Grand Hotel Abyss.

A copy of the Guidebook is included in the price of the Festival Pass.
Without a Festival Pass, the Guidebook can be purchased separately for 10 Euro and is available at the Visitor and Press Center.

Single Tickets

Single tickets are available for Grand Hotel Abyss performative productions.

These can be purchased online, at the Visitor and Press Center, at ticket sales locations (see below), or directly at the respective venues.

Single tickets for performances: 16/12 Euro

Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends, no apocalypse not now
Bojan Djordjev / Goran Ferčec, A Place That Will Be the Last to Collapse, But That Will Inevitably Collapse
Keti Chukhrov / Guram Matskhonashvili, Global Congress of Post-Prostitution
Blanka Rádóczy / Vladimir Sorokin, Manaraga—Diary of a Master Chef​
Andrei Stadnikov with Vanya Bowden, Shifra Kazhdan, and Dmitry Vlasik, Chow Down!
Michiel Vandevelde, Human Landscapes—Book II

Please note that no single tickets are available for the Opening Extravaganza on 19.9. at Congress Graz. Admission is only possible with a Festival Pass; seats are on first-come-first-serve basis. Entry to the Opening Ceremony at Landhaushof, Zorka Wollny’s Voicers—Oratorio for Five Speakers and a Listening Crowd, is free.

No single tickets are available for venues exhibiting installation projects of the Grand Hotel Abyss program. Entry is only possible with a Festival Pass.


We advise you to reserve a seat for performative projects as some venues have limited capacity. This can be done for a reservation fee of 2 Euro per seat online or at the Visitor and Press Center as long as tickets are available. Reservations are only valid in conjunction with a Festival Pass.

For group bookings, please contact tickets [​at​] steirischerherbst.at.

Sales Points

Festival Passes and single tickets can be purchased at the Visitor and Press Center:
Kaiser-Josef-Platz 4, 8010 Graz
t +43 316 81 60 70
tickets [​at​] steirischerherbst.at

You can also buy Festival Passes and single tickets at all oeticket outlets and at the Ticketzentrum: Kaiser-Josef-Platz 10, 8010 Graz, t +43 316 8000.

Festival Passes are also on sale at:

Palais Attems, 1st floor
Sackstrasse 17, 8010 Graz

Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien
Burgring 2, 8010 Graz

Please note that tickets are not sold at the respective venues exhibiting installation projects (except for Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Palais Attems 1st floor). Please visit us at the Visitor and Press Center to buy tickets in advance.

Admission to installations is granted up to thirty minutes before closing.

Single tickets for performances can be purchased at box offices located at the respective venue one hour before the performance begins. Tickets purchased in advance must be collected at least thirty minutes before the performance begins. Uncollected tickets for sold-out events will be released for resale after that time. Please note that there is no late admission.

For sold-out events, waiting numbers will be given out starting at one hour before the event. Shortly before the beginning of the event, remaining tickets will be distributed according to these numbers. Thank you for your patience.

musikprotokoll and Parallel Program

Reduced entry with Festival Pass

musikprotokoll 2019
Pass 3.10.–6.10.
55/45 Euro
Day Pass 3.10.
13/9 Euro
Day Pass 4.10.
18/14 Euro
Day Pass 5.10.
22/18 Euro
Single Ticket 6.10. (Consumnia)
22/11 Euro

Kunsthaus Graz
8/3.50 Euro
(valid during the festival 19.9.–13.10.)

BRUSEUM/Neue Galerie Graz,
Alte Galerie in Schloss Eggenberg,
Kunsthaus Graz
9.50/3.50 Euro

ORF Long Night of Museums
5.10., 18:00–01:00
Various venues
Admission only with ORF Long Night of Museums ticket
15 Euro


Free admission to all events.
Since space is limited at many venues, we recommend that you make a reservation.

Information and reservation: www.kulturspielraeume.at
t +43 (0) 664 85 75 214 and t +43 (0) 676 75 88 711

Reduced Prices

Reduced admission is available to schoolchildren, apprentices/trainees, and students up to the age of twenty-five, checkit card-holders, unemployed people, senior citizens, people doing national service (military/non-military), and members of Ö1-Club, Standard Club der Leser, Kleine Zeitung Vorteilsclub, and holders of the SN-Card. Tickets cannot be exchanged or returned after purchase. Discounts cannot be claimed retroactively. Not all reductions may apply to partner programs or tickets bought in advance. Proof of eligibility must be provided upon ticket collection and admission.

Free admission for children under 12

Please collect a Festival Pass from the Visitor and Press Center in advance for your children.

Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur (Hunger for Art and Culture)

People with financial difficulties also have a right to experience art and culture. Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur benefits those who want to take part in cultural life but who cannot afford to. Proceeds from the sale of the herbst chocolate made by Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur, available for purchase at the Visitor and Press Center and box offices, are used to fund tickets that are issued free of charge to Kulturpass (Culture Pass) holders. Please support this initiative.

Holding Graz 1+1 Aktion

Anyone who holds an annual or six-month card of the Holding Graz Linien, a SozialCard, a P+R Kombitickets, or Saisonkarte Freizeit Graz receives a second Festival Pass free of charge with the initial purchase of a Festival Pass.