brut Wien is one of the most renowned independent theatres in the German language area. Within its two venues – brut im Künstlerhaus and brut im Konzerthaus – brut hosts international, experimental and innovative performative art. Besides contemporary theatre, dance, performances and site-specific projects or lectures, discussions and workshops, the programme contains some of Vienna’s most cutting-edge pop concerts and parties. Pop cultural and artistically advanced formats intermingle and allow a generally art-loving public access to the innovative programme of the house. Each season, brut opens its doors for around 300 events. Almost two thirds of the shows presented are co-productions with Austrian artists and artists’ groups. Under the label brutproduction they are placed in an exciting relationship with international guest performances and co-productions hosted by brut. brut regularly concentrates the activities of the independent theatre scene in Austria under special topics and puts them into an international context.

Photography by: Florian Rainer