Order of events

An exclusive programme for special guests

8.15 p.m.
Admission for guests without a box or table ticket: Josefsplatz
Admission for guests with a box or table ticket and Cocktail Reception under the Michaela’s Cupola

9 p.m.
Festive Procession from the Michaela’s Cupola into the Winter Riding School with the Original Hoch- und Deutschmeister

9.45 p.m.
Grand Opening of the Fête Impériale 2017 in the Winter Riding School
Live-broadcast in the Stable Castle and the Summer Riding School

Entry of the Riders
Entry of the debutants’ committee

Music & dancing

Winter Riding School


10.15 p.m.
Barbara Helfgott and the Rondo Vienna

11.45 p.m.
Midnight interlude

Followed by
Traditional Quadrille under the direction of Prof. Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer

2 a.m.

Summer Riding School


10.15 p.m.
Aaron Paris

Stable Castle


10.15 p.m.
Coffee Club Band

1.30 a.m.
Quadrille, dancing school Elmayer

4 a.m.
End of the Fête Impériale 2017



St. Michaels’ Cupola 
Ccktail reception

Winter Riding School
Catering by impacts

Catering by impacts

Summer Riding School

Arcades of the Stable Castle



Beauty Boudoir at gate 2 

Dress Code


full-length ball gown

white tie