A membership at IGFT – Austrian Association of Independent Theatre serves to strengthen the independent performing arts scene. Our members (holders of our membership card) are entitled to receive our services for free or at a reduced price. Four times a year we also publish a magazine – gift – zeitschrift für freies theater / magazine for independent performing arts.
At the moment our organization has over 1.600 members from all divisions of performing arts (Dance, Theatre, Theatre for kids, Puppet theatre, Pantomime, Site-specific theatre, Music theatre, Cabaret, Improvisational theatre, etc.)

Both theatre professionals as well as persons interested in independent theater work can become our members.

To register as a member, a completed and signed application form must be sent to the office of the IGFT (Austrian Association of Independent Theatre).

Bitte beachten: Die Mitgliedschaft gilt immer von 1.Jänner bis 31. Dezember des jeweiligen Jahres.
The membership fee is understood as solidarity contribution and therefore as a support for the independent scene.

The personal data (name, address, telephone number, e-mail) provided for the purpose of the membership application are for information purposes only (events or association matters). The application can be sent either by e-mail or by post


Membership fee:
The membership fee is EUR 35,-/calender year and is to be paid cash at the office
of the IGFT or to transfer to our bank account:
IBAN: AT32 1490 0220 1000 2897
Subject: Name, Surname, Membership Fee year xxxx

Upon receipt of the membership fee, the membership card will be issued for that year. With the membership card various services and following discounts can be used. Discounts



IGFT members can place ads in the Standard newspaper at discounted prices.
Ads promoting theatre productions can be placed in the following categories: The Daily Tip, The Culture / Theater Ad, The Special Tip and The Event Ad.
More information can be obtained in the IGFT office.

IGFT members receive a discount on all media costs for advertising events on freecard. More information can be obtained in the IGFT office.

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Reduced admission tickets: At the following theaters receive the IGFT members discounted tickets after presentation of a valid membership card: Vienna

Figurentheater Lilarum
Freie Bühne Wieden
Lalish Theaterlabor
Marionettentheater Schloß Schönbrunn
Odeon (for in-house production of the serapions-ensemble)
Das Off Theater
Rabenhof Theater
Schauspielhaus Wien
Schubert Theater Wien
TAG – Theater an der Gumpendorferstraße
Tanzquartier Wien
Theater am Alsergrund
Theater am Petersplatz
Theater am Spittelberg
Theater Arche
Theater Drachengasse
Theater in der Josefstadt
Theater Nestroyhof – Hamakom
Theater Pygmalion
Theater Spielraum
Theatro Kosilo
Volkstheater (booking per telephone)
Wiener Theaterkeller, Verein Ciarivari
Werkl im Goethehof
Werk-X Petersplatz
WUK perfoming arts

Spielboden Dornbirn
Theater am Saumarkt – Feldkirch
Theater Kosmos – Bregenz

Freies Theater Innsbruck
Innsbrucker Kellertheater
Theater praesent

Next Liberty - Graz, (booking per telephone!)
Opernhaus Graz - (not for premieres and guestperformances
TaO! – Theater am Ortweinplatz – Graz
Theater am Lend – Graz
Theater im Bahnhof – Graz
Theater im Kürbis – Wies
Theater Oberzeiring
TTZ – Tanz und Theater Zentrum Graz

Arge Kultur Salzburg
kleines der freien szene – Salzburg
Kulturverein Schloss Goldegg
Odeion Kulturforum Salzburg
Schauspielhaus Salzburg
Szene Salzburg
Theater Ecce
Toihaus – theater am mirabellplatz – Salzburg

Upper Austria
Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel – Linz
Posthof – Linz
Schäxpir Festival
Tanzfabrik Red Sapata
Theater des Kindes – Linz
Theater Phönix – Linz
Tribühne Linz
Welser Figurentheaterfestival

Lower Austria
Festspiele Stockerau
Festspielhaus St. Pölten
Stadttheater Mödling
Teatro – Musiktheater für junges Publikum
Theater Forum Schwechat
THEO – TheaterOrt für junges Publikum Perchtoldsdorf
Villa Pannonica, Sommerspiele Wolfsthal
Wald4tler Hoftheater – Pürbach

OHO – Oberwart

klagenfurter ensemble
Pelzverkehr – Festival für Tanz und Performance
Theater Wolkenflug

With various festivals there are agreements on reduced entry for IGFT members. Up-to-date information will always be announced in the e-mail newsletter.