The Volkstheater opened in 1889 as a "civic counterpart" to the present-day Burgtheater. Today it has 830 seats and is one of the largest theatres in the German-speaking countries.
Like the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, the Vienna Volkstheater was built by the architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. From the outset, the focus was on Austrian authors. Nowadays, the repertoire of the Volkstheater includes Austrian as well as German and international classics.
Description from Wien.info / Photo by Bwag/Wikimedia