Where the f*** is Alice?

Karlstag in Wonderland

performative urban adventure in German
{Karlsplatz Rallye} {Down the Rabbit Hole} {Living Next Door to Alice}
, © Nesterval/Karlstag

Nesterval - Where the f*** is Alice?

The Vienna performance group Nesterval ingeniously combines elements of immersive theatre with more classic playing methods and multifarious stories. For one night in March 2016, Nesterval transformed the entire brut venue into the ancestral home of the Nesterval family, staging a grotesque ball night.

Now we shall meet Nesterval again as part of Karlstag in May. In a co-operation between and the other art-related, cultural and educational institutions located around Karlsplatz, Nesterval weaves a complex web of stories and cross-relations. The audience will embark on an urban performance adventure to meet the various venues and become entangled in a Nesterval story about Karlsplatz.

The Nesterval cast, counting more than 25 people, includes performers, drag artists, actors and extras, who all gather in different formations and roles to outline the history of the Nesterval family, often involving spectators as crucial participants of the play. Nesterval’s portfolio ranges from the real-life Super-Mario street game to horror adventures set in abandoned office buildings to new interpretations of classic mystery stories in the style of Agatha Christie or Alfred Hitchcock, each with a specific place serving as a venue. In addition to their ten public urban adventures, Nesterval have staged several commissioned works and appeared as guests of the 2015 steirischer herbst festvial with their piece The Return of Eleonore Nesterval.

Attention: reservation for tickets are not possible via brut, but only via!


By and featuring Nesterval

Featuring the institutions brut Wien, Wien Museum, TU Wien, Vienna Secession, Künstlerhaus Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, tbc

Dates & Tickets

May 2017

Sat. 06.05.2017, 14:00 - 19:30
Karlsplatz 12 €

Karlsplatz , 1040 Wien


Attention: reservation for tickets are not possible via brut, but only via!

The adventure starts from 2 pm, after that you can start the adventure every 15 minutes!

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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße), Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

January 2022
Hungry Sharks
February 2022
Stefanie Sourial
City of Diaspora
February 2022
Veza Fernández

Online Livestream via

January 2022
With Milo Rau, School of Resistance & The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination / Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII – in cooperation with NT Gent / School of Activism
February 2022
Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XIV – in cooperation with Theater Neumarkt Zürich

brut at Budd’n’brooks

not accessible

Prater 34, 1020 Vienna
U-Bahn: U2 (Messe Prater), Bus: 82A (Messe Prater)

February 2022

Online premiere via zoom

January 2022
Tanja Erhart & Katharina Senk
j_e_n_g_a – The Movie

brut at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien


Burgring 7, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U2, U3 (Volkstheater) Tram: 1, 2, 46,, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

February 2022
Claudia Bosse with Christina Gruber and Mathias Harzhauser
Circular Ecologies: Memory of stones

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)