JKU Linz Ball

When "interstellar" sounds emanate from the Brucknerhaus organ, when computer visuals harmonize with the University Orchestra, when robots make music, and when our professors become DJs, the JKU Ball embarks toward new horizons.

2020 JKU Linz Ball


Friday, January 17, 2020


Brucknerhaus Linz
Untere Donaulände 7
4020 Linz


8.30 PM (Doors open at 7.30 PM)


Time Evening Highlights
7.30 PM Doors open
8.30 PM Official Opening of the JKU Linz Ball
9.30 PM Three floors of non-stop music
Midnight Midnight Show and Quadrille



The JKU University Orchestra opens the JKU Ball,

Anton Bruckner Private University Linz dancers and
visuals from the creative mind of Gerfried Stocker, AEC.

Midnight show: Into the Light

Moritz Simon Geist performing Tripods One


JKU University Orchestra,
Bruckner University Big Band, 
WIFF LaGrange, 
Soul Delight Trio


Student Specials

Your Prof is Your DJ with

  • Univ. Prof. Elias Felten 
  • Prof. Martina Mara
  • Assist. Prof. Martina Kofler-Schlögl & Prof. Georg Kofler 

Austrian Student Union Photo Box

Dress Code

Formal Wear, Black-Tie


Ticket Prices

Ball Tickets

Buy early: As part of an "Early Bird" special, you can purchase tickets 15% off from December 2 to December 13, 2019 (excl. "Buy 4 - Pay 3" deal + seat reservations).

Category Early Bird
(to December 13, 2019)
Pre-Sale Evening Box Office
Guest Tickets € 29.75 € 35.00 € 40.00
Student Tickets1 € 15.30 € 18.00 € 25.00
Employee Tickets1 € 15.30 € 18.00  
Partner Tickets2 € 30.60 € 36.00  
Buy 4 - Pay 3 Deal1   € 54.00  

1) Only when showing your valid JKU Card (employee or student ID), school ID card (another educational institution), or a valid 4YouCard.
2) Valid for 2 people providing one person can show a valid JKU Card (employee or student ID).

Table Reservations

Category Price Per Seat
Large Hall € 11.00
Large Foyer € 9.00
Gallery € 7.00

Ticket Sales

Pre-Sale Tickets

Purchase tickets in advance either online or at the Austrian Student Union Store:

  • Tickets go on sale starting December 2, 2019
  • Ticket sales end on January 16, 2020

Please note that you can only reserve tables and seats via the online portal.

Austrian Student Union Shop


Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Keplergebäude Bldg.

Evening Box Office

You can purchase tickets at the Brucknerhaus Box Office on the day of the JKU Ball beginning at 7:00 PM.

At this time, only guest tickets and student tickets can be purchased at the evening box office.

Brucknerhaus Linz


Brucknerhaus Linz
Untere Donaulände 7
4020 Linz

This was the 2019 SciBall

From Mozart to DJ Profs: The JKU Extended an Invitation to the Sci Ball

As part of the "Futuristic-Urban" concept, the Johannes Kepler University's SciBall on January 18, 2019 featured a choreographic redesign of Mozart's Magic Flute classical overture to modern DJ sounds by JKU researchers.

JKU Rector Meinhard Lukas and his wife Astrid Lukas opened the ball with a traditional waltz. Rector Lukas remarked: "The JKU Ball has always been a celebration for many JKU employees, beginning with central administration to our academic and scientific community. Above all, however, it is also a ball for our students. Therefore, in addition to classical ball traditions, we focused on creating a contemporary evening designed to meet everyone's musical tastes."

The SciBall was mixture of classic and modern music featuring a choreographic redesign of Mozart's Magic Flute overture (idea, concept, staging and choreography: StageArts by Nicole Wegerer-Jeschke), the sounds of Six Pence and Goldensound as well as the spectacular midnight show by black-light artists' group "Grazer Akrosphäre", impressing numerous guests as well as the guests of honor from the Upper Austrian government and the local business community. Guests included Governor Thomas Stelzer, University Council Chairman Heinrich Schaller, Senate Chairman Michael Mayrhofer, Paul Rübig (European Parliament), Director of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce Hermann Pühringer, Director of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour Josef Moser, the President of the Provincial Court Linz Andre Starlinger, Constitutional Judge and JKU Professor Markus Achatz, the Deputy Provincial Police Director Erwin Fuchs, the Rector of the Art University Reinhard Kannonier and the Managing Director of the Kepler University Hospital, Heinz Brock.

Your Prof is Your DJ

The SciBar science bar was brought back for one more night and students danced to the sound of 2:tages:bart. A special treat was the "Your Prof is Your DJ" challenge featuring hip JKU researchers such as Martina Mara, Stefan Fink and Max Eiselsberg personally working the sound turntables. Ball guests judged for themselves whether the JKU professor's musical tastes ranked as high as their research.

Image 1: f.l.: Univ. Prof. DDr. Andrea Olschewski Vice-Rector for Medicine, Mag. Brigitte Hütter MSc Vice-Rector for HR, Diversity and IT, Rector Univ. Prof. Dr. Meinhard Lukas, Dr. Barbara Romauer Vice-Rector for Finance, Univ. Prof. Alexander Egyed MSc Vice-Rector for Research
Image 2: f.l.: Gov. Thomas Stelzer, Bettina Stelzer-Wögerer, Astrid Lukas,  Rector Univ. Prof. Dr. Meinhard Lukas
Images 3 and 4: Opening Show (idea, concept, production and choreography: StageArts by Nicole Wegerer-Jeschke)
Image 5: "Your Prof is Your DJ" DJane Martina Mara with 2:tages:bart
Image 6: Midnight Quadrille
Image 7: Midnight show with black light artists' group "Grazer Akrosphäre"

Photo Credits:
Image 1: Photo free of charge, Photo credit: Pelzl/Cityfoto
Images 2 -7: Photo free of charge, Photo credit: JKU