Start of ticket sales for #SciBall23

The world’s largest pea will be visiting the Science Ball in honor of Gregor Mendel’s 200th birthday./ Photo: Boku

Starting today, tickets for the 8th Vienna Ball of Science on January 28, 2023 are available in the webshop.

The chairman of the ball committee, Oliver Lehmann, recorded a remarkably high level of interest even before tickets went on sale, from both Austria and abroad. Tickets can be booked now at The prices: € 100 for regular tickets, € 30 for students. Tables and boxes can also be booked at

Lehmann: “After two years of pandemic-related break, we dare the experiment. The Science Ball represents the diversity, size and excellence of the universities, universities of applied sciences, private universities and research institutions in the greater Vienna area. This season, the ball illustrates in a special way how we all benefit from research.”

The program in the ballrooms on the Beletage of City Hall promises a mix of cleverly crafted presentations, surprising tastings and music ranging from waltz and jazz to soul and tango, including the opening committee and midnight quadrille. Thanks to the commitment of the 400 orchestra and band musicians, dancers, event technicians and catering staff, the Science Ball makes a significant contribution to Vienna’s cultural and event scene.

Lehmann: “In the past months we  designed a colorful and clever program. Music from all directions from waltz to swing, world and tango to hip hop awaits you from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. on five stages. Presentations from the world of science (including, in honor of Gregor Mendel, the world’s largest pea!) will transform City Hall into an open-air laboratory of enlightened pleasure.”

Once again, the rectors, presidents and heads of all Viennese universities, private universities, universities of applied sciences as well as the ÖAW, IIASA and IST Austria will form the honorary committee, thus underlining the relevance of Vienna as the most important university and research location in Central Europe. Highlights of the program will be announced in the course of the coming weeks, as will the Ball Ambassadors from science, business, culture and society.

The marketing measures for the ball are meanwhile fully started. Central information base is the homepage as well as the channels on the social media under @SciBall.

Free photos of the Ball 2020 for download:

Enquiry notice:
Oliver Lehmann, ball organizer
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @SciBall