About us

The Anglo-Austrian Society actively promotes social and cultural exchange, and dialogue between the United Kingdom and Austria.


Our aim is to strengthen Austro-British relations in all aspects of public and cultural life.


We are an independent registered charity formed of people from all backgrounds. The Society enjoys the active support of the governments of both Austria and the United Kingdom.

The Anglo-Austrian Society was originally founded in 1944 in London.

Salzburg with fortress

Few countries have so rich an historical heritage as Austria and it is easy to fall in love with the contemporary scene of this modern state.

There is Vienna, Austria’s capital on the Danube, once the centre of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and thus a political, economic and cultural centre throughout history, with wonderful museums, art galleries, palaces, traditional cafes and splendid restaurants.

Trachtenmusik Fuschl

Austria’s present geographical status bears no relation whatever to its glorious past, but blended in suitable proportions modern Austria has a dynamic economy,  wonderful scenery of Lakes and Mountains, good food and wine, a thriving tourist trade and a cared for environment. Come and see for yourself, the Austrians will welcome you at any time of the year.

News Austria

The Austrian presidential election 2016 will take place in a few weeks’ time. Read more about it on this site.

News www.orf.at

Winter Edition Newsletter

Winter edition
For additional copies please contact the Secretariat


Festwochen: festwochen.at

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau came to Vienna for preparatory work. The Wiener Festwochen will present a comprehensive personal exhibition of her video work from 15 to ...

Festspiele und Festivals in Österreich - austria.info

Österreichs Kulturszene ist geprägt von zahlreichen Festivals, die das Land zu einer großen Bühne werden lassen. Die Veranstaltungen reichen von...

Welcome to Viennale | Viennale

The 53 rd Viennale comes to an end with today’s gala screening of the film ANOMALISA by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Bregenz Festival | 20 July to 21 August 2016

We consider ourselves a sustainable partner and want to offer institutions like the Bregenz Festival a solid basis on which they can plan their future.

Seefestspiele Mörbisch: Seefestspiele Mörbisch

Die Seefestspiele Mörbisch begeistern seit 1957 mit Operetten und Musicals auf einer einzigartigen Bühne direkt im Neusiedler See. Harmonisch eingebettet in die ...

Salzburg Festival – 22 July to 31 August, 2016

Salzburg Festival Blog. 22 February, 13:47 Four World Premieres at the 2016 Salzburg Festival 08 February, 12:45 West Side Story Brings Broadway Musical Stars to ...

Osterfestspiele Salzburg - Salzburg Easter Festival

Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello and Shakespeare’s Women: The exciting programme of the 2016 Salzburg Easter Festival with world class soloists.

Easter Markets in Austria

Easter in Austria brings out more colours than you could imagine. The various Easter Markets invite you to experience regional traditions under the blanket of the ...

Overview - Opernball - Wiener Staatsoper

THE VIENNA OPERA BALL . These are images which are broadcast around the world every year. The opening is a dazzling festival, with artists from all over the world ...

Vienna State Opera
On a recent visit to London Dominique Meyer, the director of the Wiener Staatsoper presented with his team its new Livestream facility for opera lovers. Further details can be obtained on www.staatsoperlive.com

kitzbuehel winter

Centennial of the Nobel Prize, Vienna Read about “International Year of Chrystallography” and “International Year of Soils”

Festivals for all senses in Austria Visit the website: www.austria.info/uk/art-culture

Heuriger garden

Events are added throughout the season see www.austria.info/uk/events and www.Vienna.Info for further information and exact dates.


News United Kingdom


The next meeting of the Robert Stolz Society will take place at Central Hall Westminster, Emmanuel Room, London SW1 on Saturday 16th April from 2 to 4 pm. For further details contact Erika Lang: e.lang21@yahoo.co.uk

Austrian-born pianist Paul Badura-Skoda will perform on Saturday, 23 April at 6.30pm in St. James's Church, Paddington, London. Booking information.

Greater London German Network /GLGN
This new website will be of interest to many of our members. It includes calendar listings of many German/Austrian/Swiss culture events alongside business and language subjects, blogs etc.www.glgn.org.uk

Flowers and a bee

The Institute of Modern Languages Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1
Calendar of Events for 2016.

Austrian Cultural Forum
The Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF) promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the field of music, performing arts, literature and much more.
For further details of events contact www.acflondon.org


Stammtisch sign

Please refer to events calendar for Stammtisch dates in London and the regions.

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