160. action

July 5 — 11, 2021

Atelier Hermann Nitsch, Prinzendorf, AT

Foto: Archiv Cibulka-Frey

23 years after the first realisation of the 6-DAY-PLAY (1998), the total work of art in Prinzendorf is to be condensed again in 2021 into a concentrated interplay of all its components.

Hermann Nitsch’s idea for a six-day and six-night action work dates back to 1957. Influenced by the Gesamtkunstwerk efforts of Richard Wagner and Alexander Scriabin, Hermann Nitsch who at that time worked intensively with the medium of literature, conceived his synaesthetically oriented action theatre, exhilarating all five senses: The Orgies Mysteries Theatre.

The length is analogous to the history of creation and is understood as an extension of all monumental works of art. All actions of the O.M. Theatre performed since then, i.e. since the early sixties, must be understood as partial realisations of the Six-Day-Play.

The Orgien Mysterien Theater is an artistic endeavour. In addition to the visual idea of form, music plays an essential role. The basic concept of the play is based on a symphonic idea. The scene of the action is the castle in Prinzendorf with all its rooms and the surrounding landscape of the Lower Austrian Weinviertel.


6-Day Play 2021 | Entrance fees for participants (audience)

Limited number of participants! Register now at and stay posted on the kick-off date for the ticket sales.


6-days ticket: € 990,-

with this ticket you will receive a print by Hermann Nitsch

3-days ticket: € 650,-
1-days ticket: € 300,-

6-days ticket for students under 28 years: € 700,-

Student groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount (only for collective bookings made by 1 June 2021).

10% early booking discount (until 1 May 2021)
5% early booking discount (until 1 June 2021)
50% reduction for members of the Verein zur Förderung des O.M.T. with at least 3 years membership

The prices include the entrance fee, as well as free food and drinks for the entire day.

Registration is only valid after payment of the participation fee!

For cancellations after 30 June 2021, a cancellation fee of € 25,- will be retained.
If the event has to be cancelled for legal or organisational reasons, the participation fee will be refunded.


Open Call for Actors

A huge staff of volunteer actors is needed to bring the second version of this magnum opus to life.

Rehearsals start on 17 June 2021!
All actors commit to 2½ weeks of rehearsal as well as realising the performance. Free board and lodging will be provided.

If you are interested, please contact the Verein zur Förderung des O.M. Theater:


Further information can be found in the folder of the 6-day play.


Atelier Hermann Nitsch
Schlossstraße 1
2185 Prinzendorf