The Ronacher is one of the two musical theaters of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. Originally opened as a bourgeois competition to the court theaters, it was bought after a fire by Anton Ronacher unad rebuilt as Varietéétheter with attached Concert and Ballhaus. It was allowed to be eaten, drunk and smoked during the performances. Beautifully, operettas were included in the program. After the seizure of power by the Nazis, the house was aryanized and went entirely to the previous co-owner, while Samuel Schöngut was deported to KL Auschwitz and murdered.
After the Second World War, it served as a temporary accommodation for the destroyed by bombs Burgtheater. After being used for TV productions and a decade of vacancy, it was bought by the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and reopened as the second musical theater in Vienna. Performed among others “Cats”, “Chicago”, “The Producers”, “Dance of the Vampires”, “Sister Act”, “Legally blond”, “Mary Poppins”, “Evita” as well as “Don Camillo and Peppone” and “Falco - A Cybershow”.