Culture St. Pölten 2024

The city of St. Pölten and its surroundings are contemporary, diverse and culturally active this year.

Under the title Culture St. Pölten 2024, the city is launching numerous activities and collaborations around highly topical, contemporary themes. These will have a sustainable and long-term impact on the entire region and position the capital of Lower Austria as a capital worth living in the heart of the country.

The diverse projects of Kultur St. Pölten 2024 range from the Tangente St. Pölten - Festival for Contemporary Culture to the opening of the new KinderKunstLabor or the restoration of the Former Synagogue, from the new Grillparzer Art School Campus and the new city library to a joint museum card and numerous special exhibitions and cultural programme highlights. The independent scene is just as involved here as long-standing successful and new art and cultural institutions. Visitors to the region as well as national and international guests are invited to discover surprising aspects of the city.

For Kultur St. Pölten 2024, the province of Lower Austria and the city of St. Pölten have launched a joint initiative for the first time. In doing so, they are providing sustainable impetus for the sustainable cultural development of the entire region.

Action measures

In addition to Tangente St. Pölten, a festival of contemporary culture from April to October that includes countless cultural, artistic and entertaining projects that are well worth seeing, openings and optimisation measures at cultural venues will bring culture to life in St. Pölten - especially in 2024.

Extract from the 2024 measures:

  • Tangente St. Pölten - festival for contemporary culture
  • Green Loop - experiencing greenery on the Promenadenring
  • New opening of the Grillparzer art school campus
  • New construction of the KinderKunstLabor and redesign of Altoona Park
  • New city library
  • Opening of the alumni garden to the public
  • New hall for culture in the Karmeliterhof and renovation of the city museum
  • Exhibitions on archaeology on Domplatz (Von Steinen und Beinen) and St. Pölten under National Socialism (Blick in den Schatten) in the City Museum
  • Art in public spaces (e.g. wind catcher at Europapaltz)
  • Renovation of the former synagogue and the Jewish cemeteries
  • Open-air concert on the cathedral square
  • (Partial) renovation/adaptation of the Solektiv association buildings (Lames and Sonnenpark)
  • New stage technology at the St. Pölten Festival Theatre
  • Art and sound art in the Klangturm