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Posthofstraße 43, Linz, AT
0043 732 781800
Bio: The POSTHOF - located in the Linz dock area - has been existing since 1984. It is the largest and most vibrant house of contemporary arts in Austria and one of the largest in Europe. The concept of a "multidisciplinary arts center" for MUSIC, DANCE, THEATER, CABARET and LITERATURE has proven its merit. The program offering covers the complete, broad spectrum of contemporary arts and comprises concerts of the most varied musical directions (rock, pop, jazz, reggae, techno, hiphop...) as well as cabaret, contemporary theater, dance and literature. In order to present the individual disciplines up close, SERIES OF EVENTS WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS are organized regularly, such as "Heimspiel" (February), "TanzTage" (March), "Black Humour Festival" (May), "Linzer Kleinkunstfestival" (November) and "Österreichische Theatersport-Meisterschaften" (December). In total, aprox. 220 EVENTS take place per season (from September until June), which are attended by 70,000 PERSONS. The PATRONAGE OF THE LOCAL SCENE is one of the main concerns of the artistic direction, next to the PRESENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL GREATS and Austrian artists that already enjoy recognition. Hence bands from Linz are offered the opportunity of performing as an opening act in front of a large audience. Once a year, local artists are given the opportunity of creating and performing the playbill for an entire month as part of the "Heimspiel" series of events (exclusively music until 1999, from 2000 dance, theater and cabaret as well), the contemporary dance scene is given the chance of developing further through workshops with well-known choreographers. The versatile selection of facilities includes the SMALL HALL (room for aprox. 200 standing or 100 seated), the MEDIUM HALL (900 standing or 400 seated) and the LARGE HALL (1200 standing or 630 seats). All facilities offer a great variety of set up possibilities, making them ideal venues. The RESTAURANT POSTHOFBEISL on the Posthof premises, completes the total "arts experience". Admission tickets to Posthof events can be obtained at ticket offices in Linz and at all Bank Austria branches. The POSTHOF box office can be reached by phone (++43 / 732 / 78 18 00) from Tuesday to Friday between 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. and is open from 3:00 P.M. The box office is open one hour prior to the beginning of the event in the evenings. Orders and reservations can also be made by fax (++43 / 732 / 78 18 00 178), with a credit card and via the Internet.