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On behalf of the Executive Director and Fulbright Austria staff, thank you for your continued support. Fulbright Austria program participants from past and present enjoyed the Ball of Sciences tremendously! A few even experienced their first ball in Austria; these moments in time create memories that will last a lifetime. We also want to thank you for adding our logo in the program.

Thank you for your support in making a positive impact on the experience of Fulbright Austria participants and alumnae/alumni.

Kind regards,

Mitch Sims
Alumni Relations Manager
Outreach, Development, and Fundraising

No box office this evening!

Attention: there will be NO box office this evening. At the ball itself, only the few tickets that have already been paid but not yet picked up will be issued at the Lichtenfelsgasse entrance of the town hall starting at 7.45 pm. So it makes no sense to come to the city hall without tickets.

A quick tip: the ticket sale for the 7th Science Ball 2021 will most likely begin on November 11, 2020. Just send an e-mail to and be reminded by e-mail alert in November 2020. Have fun.

Student tix sold out (again!)

Our student tickets are sold out (again!). Apologies. Meanwhile, regular tickets at € 90 are still available at the webshop. Past experience proves that these tickets will sell even faster now the student tickets are gone, so hurry! We might raffle a couple of student tickets on our Facebook page in the coming days, so like it to keep updated.

And as in the past years we have set up a ticket exchange group (no liability!) on Facebook. Good luck!

Happy Holidays 2019

Christmas is the right time of the year to honour traditions. In this spirit, we thank all of you for your attention, support, and appreciation in the past weeks. As expression of our gratitude we have prepared a special surprise for all our friends: 5% discount on 200 tickets and on 10 tables in the grand ball room and the adjacent halls if ordered by 7 January 2020 at our online box office. Photographer Sabine Hauswirth took this picture of our ball ambassadors where every ball in Vienna’s town hall starts and ends: in the central cloak room extending between the central staircases. In the name of all team members, supporters and ball ambassadors we wish you Season’s Greetings!

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Start of ticket sales 2019

Strong Increase in reservations – 2019 more space available in the townhall

Vienna (OTS) – Starting Monday, the 12th of November 2018, tickets will be available in the webshop for the 5th Vienna Ball of Science, which will be taking place on the 26th of January 2019. Due to the strong increase in reservations, Oliver Lehmann, chair of the organising commmittee, is expecting a high demand for tickets; especially since the semester break is only starting one week after the ball. Tickets can now be bought at Prices stay the same with €90 for regular tickets and € 25 for students. Tables and boxes can be bought under the same link as well.

The most important novelty of this year’s ball is the extended space available. From 2019 the ball will be taking place on the ground and the first floor: In addition to the ballrooms, the so-called “Volkshalle” will also become part of the “experimental arrangement of the genious mind and the good taste”. In doing so, about 4000 guests can be accommodated.

The rectors, presidents and directors of all nine Viennese universities, five private universities, five technical colleges (Fachhochschulen), as well as the ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences), IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) and IST (Institute of Science and Technology) will constitute the honorary committee and will therefore underline the relevance of Vienna as one of the most important sites for universities and science in Central Europe. Highlights of the programme will be announced throughout the next weeks, as well as the testimonials from the area of science, economics, culture and society.

One of the main partners of the ball is the refugee initiative “more”, brought to life by “Universities Austria” (uniko), constituted by all Austrian universities, the National Union of Students, Caritas, Diakonie Austria, the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) and other institutions. Revenues from the ball casino – sponsored by Casinos Austria, one of the ball’s partners – will be made available for the initiative “more”.

Advertising activities are underway. The homepage will be the main source of information for the ball. Posters, which were again designed by Lilly Panholzer, are already decorating the city.  Social media campaigns have begun at @SciBall.

As in the previous year,  Austrian Airlines and Austria Trend Hotels are offering special deals and discounts for international guests and visitors from other Austrian states. Packages have already been booked by foreign universities and are underlining the high interest for the ball. Oliver Lehmann, chair of the organising committee:  “Last year we have been sold out before christmas. Due to the late start of the semester break and the additional space, we are counting on an even higher number of prospective guests. The Vienna Ball of Science has become an indispensable part of the ball season.”

Queries & contact:

Oliver Lehmann | Chair of the Organising Committee | E-Mail: | Homepage: | Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @SciBall

Mag. Alfred Strauch | Media spokesman of the Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science | Email:

Foto: R.Ferrigato / © SciBall

The ball poster 2019

We are happy to announce our new poster for the Vienna Ball of Sciences 2019 in time for the beginn of carneval on the 11th of November at 11:11 o’clock. The poster was once more designed by Austrian-Canadian illustrator Lilly Panholzer. This year, she has been inspired by electrons, as the dancing couples make their way around the atomic nucleus. In the course of the next weeks, the dancers will be seen around the city. If you spot one, we invite you to send a photo to . To download just click and save.

Ball Photos 2018

Although we got our #SciBall selfies on our mobile phones, professional photos of the ball are a special memory. We can offer two sources of supply:

Pictures for free by our partner Warda can be found here:

Prints are on sale at “The Event Photographers” – pics can be viewed and downloaded here:

Further we recommend images taken by  Kerstin Zimmermann for 

Finally, the photos by our ball photographer Roland Ferrigato are on display in our gallery “Ball images 2018” .