Halle E+G is a popular event venue, among other things for the Wiener Festwochen festival, Tanzquartier Wien, and the young Viennese music theater scene. Numerous international music, theater, and dance productions are also presented here.
The former imperial stables in the heart of Vienna served as a fair and exposition center for many years. In 1985, the Wiener Festwochen festival used the Messepalast complex for cultural purposes for the first time. From 1985 to 1997, Halle E, a neo-baroque building under heritage protection (formerly the winter riding hall), and Halle G evolved into important venues for festival events. From 1998 to 2001, the Messepalast was converted to the MQ, one of the largest cultural quarters in the world. Halle E+G officially opened during the Wiener Festwochen in May 2001 with a spectacular guest performance of the Chinese Kunqu Opera "Mudan Ting".
Since then, many highlights of Vienna's cultural calendar have taken place in the two event halls. In addition to the events staged by the Wiener Festwochen, the ImPulsTanz festival, Tanzquartier Wien, and the young Viennese music theater scene, many other international and unusual productions from the disciplines of music, theater, and dance are presented here.