Highly specialised craftsmanship

We create illusion.


Most of our backdrops are made of special stage plywood. It can be moulded into any desired shape and is light and easy to work with. Once painted, it creates the perfect illusion on stage. Equipment for exhibition rooms, upmarket catering or hotels is also manufactured here. There are virtually no limits to creativity.


Our scenery painters are absolute artists! They don't just paint decorative elements, they create true works of art in oversized dimensions with their leaflets and floor cloths, creating the perfect backdrop for every stage experience.


Great artists are also at work in our sculpture workshop! They carve, model, shape and create perfect models, which are later sculpted in large format using various processes and techniques.


The basic constructions for many stage sets are manufactured in our metalworking shop. Sophisticated systems ensure that backdrops are mobile and can be safely and easily assembled and disassembled to guarantee a smooth process before and after each performance.
Our in-house upholstery workshop sews oversized curtains, covers upholstered furniture and designs artistic brochures. We use a wide variety of materials.
Vienna can look back on centuries of theatre tradition. Today, Vienna's opera houses and theatres are world-class, above all the Austrian Federal Theatres with the Vienna State Opera, the Burgtheater and the Volksoper Wien. They stand for the highest artistic quality and offer a first-class cultural experience. This high quality is due in no small part to the high-quality equipment. ART for ART Theaterservice GesmbH, an independent company under the umbrella of Bundestheater-Holding since 1999, follows the tradition of great opera houses and theatres and stands for the highest quality in the production of stage costumes and decorations. Our employees have mastered ancient, long-forgotten techniques. We endeavour to preserve this valuable craft for future generations and have therefore created the "Viennese Excellence" brand. It stands for the highest quality and traditional craftsmanship. This quality standard makes our costumes and backdrops unique, and our services are in demand from cultural professionals worldwide. We are constantly working on preserving this valuable knowledge and passing it on to our young employees as part of their training so that we can continue to enchant audiences in the future.
Our clients include renowned national and international cultural institutions, opera houses, theatres and festivals.
Wiener Staatsoper
Kameliendame - Scenery
Volksoper Wien
The merry widow
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Theatermusum Wien
St Stephen's Cathedral - Costume
Volksoper Wien
The Dubarry - Scenery
Wiener Staatsoper
L'Orfeo - Scenery
Volksoper Wien
La Cage aux Folles - Scenery
Do you want us to bring your stage idea to life?
Get in touch with us.
Hendrik Nagel
ART for ART Theaterservice GmbH
Arsenal Objekt 19
1030 Wien
T +43 1 51444-7403