Welcome to Planet Circus!
A long time ago in a gaylaxy far, far away the Circus crew prepared their star destroyers and clone troopers for battle. This October 10, ARENA WIEN will be invaded once again - resistance is futile! Lasers at maximum!
This is Austria's biggest gay party!
Video: Watch the Space Invasion trailer with Tamara Mascara:
Check out the amazing international lineup:
- Star DJ / Producer Enrico Arghentini (XLSIOR Mykonos, The Black Room, Space Ibiza, SuperMartxe)
- DJ Alexio (Circus, 136° Hamburg, Revolver, Wildwexel, OMG Prague)
- Gerald van der Hint (Gate, Meatmarket, GM1)
Listen to Enrico Arghentini on Soundcloud:
- Alessandro Caruso (KEN Club, Heaven)
- Charlet Crackhouse (GMF Berlin, Propaganda, Boyahkasha)
- Arena Beisl hosted by Queersphere with DJs King Arthur & Knight Gwyn (X-Tatic Gay Tech / House)
- Dreiraum - Danger Zone
- International Gogos
- Welcome Boys
Show by Tamara Mascara
Costumes by Haus Mascara
- At door: € 20 (always a possibility to board our spaceship)
- Online pre-sale: € 18 and € 16 (group ticket)
- Village Bar pre-sale: € 18
Check out our tourist info for our tourist packages including an affordable hotel room at roomz Vienna.
Austria's Biggest Gay Party
What makes the Circus experience so unique? Like no other party, we always try to outdo ourselves and improve on what we have built so far with each event. International top-DJs, gogos, performers from all over the world, spectacular stages and decoration, projections, loads of confetti, effects and laser shows set the foundation for unforgettable party nights.
Everybody is welcome
Regardless of who you love, where you're from, if you are male, female or have another identity: You are not only welcome at Circus, but you will surely meet many other people just like you. According to Viennese law you have to be at least 16 years of age to enter.
An international event
During it's 5 years of existence, Circus has developed into the biggest party of it's kind in Austria and now has a great reputation all across Europe. We are particularly proud of the fact that about half of our guests visit Circus from abroad. Our popular hotel-package usually sells out quickly.
Austria's biggest alternative Cultural Communication-Centre.
Entertainment and Confrontation
This is the motto of Arena Vienna - and it's history is filled with both.
The story starts almost 40 years ago. Activists who called themselves "Arenauts" presented their first collaborative plans to rescue Vienna's old slaughterhouse on June 27, 1976. On that night the squatting, which was going to last until October that year, was initiated.
More than 200.000 people visited the Arena during the squatting and people like Leonard Cohen described it as „best place in Vienna“, „best place in Europe“, or „best place in the world.“
After the sale of the property water, electricity, and the phone line were cut off. The old Arena was demolished on October 12, 1976.
The Arenauts' intention to create an autonomous cultural centre was eventually achieved next door at the domestic slaughterhouse, which is called Arena today. It has become a place for alternative music events of all kinds, from rock to punk to more art-oriented and experimental genres. Apart from concerts, cultural initiatives have found a home after the end of the "Arena-summer".
One of the main social functions of Arena today is to provide self-determined, cooperative work for people from marginalized social groups.
Arena sees itself as a platform for cultural and social activities. Concerts, solidarity-events, international top acts (from Alice Cooper to Katy Perry), parties, festivals, open airs and an outdoor cinema are among the many things that the former slaughterhouse offers to the viennese event scene.
We love working with the Arena team and we are proud to introduce a more mainstream queer audience to this legendary place.
U3 Station Erdberg (recommended)
Take stairs up to Franzosengraben and then immediately take stairs down to Erdbergerstraße. 5 minutes walk (straight ahead, then right into Franzosengraben.)
Tramway 18, Station Baumgasse
Walk Baumgasse for 8 minutes straight till Franzosengraben. The motorway crosses halfway on a bridge above. Baumgasse ends directly at Arena.
International bus lines
All international bus lines also stop directly at U3-station Erdberg.
» Eurolines website
Arena Wien is located next to the crossing of the south- and east-highways. It is also close to the Landstraßer Gürtel as well as Rennweg and couldn't be easier to reach by car. On Saturday evenings you can park your car anywhere in the area for free.
If you're getting driving directions by gps, you'll most likely end up at the back door. The entry is just around the corner at Franzosengraben.
» Arena web site