4 Best Performing Arts Venues in Luzern and Central Switzerland, Switzerland

Blue Balls Festival

In July, the eclectic (and badly named) Blue Balls Festival brings nine days of indoor and outdoor concerts, plus a lakeside market and a host of food and drink vendors.

Lucerne Festival

The cultural hub of central Switzerland, the city hosts the annual Lucerne Festival from mid-August to mid-September in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum. Outstanding classical performers come from all over the world; past guests have included tenor Jonas Kaufmann and superstar pianist Lang Lang. The Lucerne Festival also has an Easter version as well as a series of piano concerts in November.

Luzerner Symphonieorchester

Performing at the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, this symphony orchestra has a season that runs from October through June.

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Luzerner Theater

Across from the Kapellbrücke, the Luzerner Theater hosts plays in German and operas in their original languages.