Punch and Judy show delights children and families at Donaubräu

On July 7, 2023 an extraordinary event took place at the Donaubräu that delighted children and adults alike: the Punch and Judy show.

In cooperation with the Kinderfreunde Donaustadt and the Donauturm, an unforgettable performance was organized that brought the magic of the Punch and Judy show to life.

The Kasperltheater has a long tradition and is known for its colorful puppets, lively musical pieces and humorous stories. It manages to delight people of all ages and transport them into a world of fantasy and fun. Whether you are already a big Punch and Judy fan or discovering Punch and Judy Theater for the first time, this event offered a unique opportunity to become part of this wonderful world.

The performances took place on July 7 at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Donaubräu. The Donaubräu was open exclusively for the Punch and Judy show and provided the perfect atmosphere for the magical performances. Numerous children and their families flocked to experience the captivating adventures of Kasperl up close.

Punch and Judy show in the Donaubräu garden


However, the Punch and Judy show did not only offer performances to watch, but there was also a special opportunity to become part of the theater yourself. For the first time, a workshop was held in Donaustadt, aimed at anyone who wanted to play Punch and Judy themselves. Under the guidance of Tobias Lechner, an experienced Punch and Judy player from the Vienna Children's Friends, participants had the chance to learn the art of puppetry and stage their own Punch and Judy adventures.

The workshop took place on June 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Donaubräu. No previous experience was required, only enthusiasm for Punch and Judy counted. The participants were thrilled by the opportunity to learn directly from a professional and to immerse themselves in the world of Punch and Judy.

Punch and Judy workshop at the Donaubräu


The Punch and Judy show is not only a form of entertainment, but also a cultural heritage. It has its roots in the European puppet tradition and has become a distinctive part of Austrian and German culture. The Kasperltheater has adapted over the centuries and continues to delight audiences with its timeless magic.

The performances at the Donaubräu were proof of how Kasperltheater has fascinated generations of viewers. The simple but effective storytelling, the interactive nature of the performances, and the combination of entertainment and education make Kasperltheater a unique experience. It manages to bring people together, make them laugh, and spark the imagination.

Whether young or old, Punch and Judy touches hearts and lets us rediscover the magic of childhood. It reminds us that there is often deep magic in simplicity and that the joy of play and imagination knows no age limits.

The event at the Donaubräu was a complete success and will certainly remain in the memories of the visitors for a long time. Kasperltheater proved once again that it is a timeless art form that transports us to a world of joy, imagination and community. May Kasperl's adventures continue to bring smiles to faces and remind us that the colorful and vibrant world of Punch and Judy always has something new and exciting to offer.