Zürich is a veritable Eldorado for theatre lovers. Whether a world stage or an armchair theatre, the city on the Limmat has it all, and therefore also attracts the best-known actors around. Almost all of Zürich’s theaters are in walking distance from the Hotel Opera.
The Pfauen, the largest stage at Zürich’s world-famous Schauspielhaus municipal theatre, puts on ten new productions every season. Performances take place almost every day of the week. Besides well-known classics – such as works from ancient times and the Shakespearian era, German classics and modern plays –, brand-new productions and world premieres increasingly feature in the Pfauen’s repertoire.
Theater am Hechtplatz
This theatre mainly presents comedies, musicals, cabarets, chanson evenings and children’s theatre.
The Bernhard-Theater is Zürich’s people’s theatre per se. Many well-known names, such as Jörg Schneider and Erich Vock, regularly perform here. The programme comprises theatre, comedy, musicals and a special children’s programme.
The Theater Winkelwiese was founded in 1964, and since then has enjoyed a firm and important place in German-speaking theatre. With its world and Swiss premiere productions of contemporary drama, it focuses on topics that are address present-day social and political issues.
Miller’s Studio, which puts on some 200 performances per season, is one of the most renowned cabaret stages in the German-speaking region. Established 25 years ago on the site of a disused mill, the theatre is also used to stage events.
The theatre, housed in a traditional old guild house, guarantees an intimate and emotion-steeped ambience, where audiences enjoy close contact with the performers and the action on the stage. The programme comprises around 10 productions per season.
The Theater Stok, situated in the heart of Zürich, is regarded as an insider tip. In the course of its varied programme of guest performances, both familiar and (as yet) unfamiliar artists demonstrate their acting prowess.
Musical theatre, theatre, dancing, music and literature successfully feature on the Theater Rigiblick’s programme month after month. The theatre in the Zürichberg quarter, which boasts a spectacular view over the lake and mountains, can also be reached with a very short trip by funicular railway.
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