Start of ticket sales 2020

High demand before the official start of ticket sales • Scientific community to dance in the whole cityhall • Bee-themed ballrooms to create a buzz

Vienna (OTS) – Monday, 11th of November 2019 marks the launch of online ticket sales for the 6th Vienna Ball of Sciences, which will take place on January 25th 2020. Since there has already been a high request for tickets coming from Austria and abroad, Oliver Lehmann, head of the ball committee, is expecting a high demand. Tickets can now be bought at With 90€ for regular tickets and 25€ for student tickets, prices stay the same. Tables and boxes can be bought as well at

Based on last year’s excellent experience, there will be room to dance on all publicly accessible levels of the Vienna cityhall. This includes all ballrooms on the “Beletage” as well as the “Volkshalle” on the ground floor which will host the discotheque. This means that there will be space for around 4,000 guests.

The protection of biodiversity will stand in the the centre of the 2020 ball, embodied through bee-themed ballrooms and bee-inspired experiences: the bee’s dance will make things hum on the dancefloor, products from the world of insects bring sweet delights, flower arrangements vivify pastures for bees, and dancing couples thrive on flora and fauna’s palette of colors and shapes.

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 Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria) will constitute the honorary committee and will therefore underline the relevance of Vienna as one of the most important locations 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.

Promotion for the ball is underway. All information can be found on the homepage Posteres – again designed by Austro-Canadian illustrator Lilly Panholzer – are already decorating the city. Social media campaigns have as well begun at @SciBall. To download the poster click here.

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: