Tickets on sale for 4th Science Ball

Large demand due to late semester break – Past balls all sold out

13939401_657418807745243_7957485962354048390_nVienna (OTS) – Starting Monday, November 13, 2017, tickets for the 4th Vienna Science Ball will be available in the web shop. As the previous events were sold out early, the chair of the organizing committee Oliver Lehmann expects for this year’s ball an even greater demand, also as the semester break this year starts one week later. Tickets can be booked at

The prices stay the same: € 90 for regular tickets, € 25 for students. Tables and boxes can also be booked at

A central ball partner remains the refugee initiative “more” of the Universities Conference (uniko), in which all Austrian universities participate, as well as the Students’ Union (ÖH), Caritas, Diakonie, Industriellenvereinigung (IV) and other institutions. Together with the ball partner Casions Austria, all donations generated at the roulette-table and from the photo box (This time new) goe to the refugee initiative “more”.

As in the previous year, all ballrooms in the Vienna town hall will be transformed into an open-plan lab of intellectual entertainment. Once again, the rectors, presidents and leaders of all nine Viennese universities, five private universities, five universities of applied sciences and the ÖAW, IIASA and IST Austria form the honorary committee and underline the relevance of Vienna as the most important university and research location in Central Europe.

Further program highlights will be announced within the upcoming weeks, as well as the ball testimonials rooted in science, business, the arts and society. The advertisement for the Ball already kicked off intensely. The central information base is the website The first posters – this time designed by Lilly Panholzer – may already be spotted around town. Also, first posts and information are posted in social media at @SciBall. The last year’s ball had on Facebook over 1,4 million contacts.

As in the previous year, Austrian Airlines and Austria Trend Hotels are supporting the ball with special offers and discounts for guests travelling from other parts of Austria or from abroad. Oliver Lehmann: “We expect even more people being interested in this ball due to the late semester break this season. The Vienna Science Ball has become simply a fixed star of the ball calendar. ”

Inquiries & Contact: Oliver Lehmann, Ball Organizer
Tel: +43 676 40 12 562
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @SciBall

Mag. Alfred Strauch, Media Spokesman of the City Councillor for Culture, Science and Sport
Tel: +43 1 4000 81166