8 Best Performing Arts Venues in Zürich, Switzerland

Musik Hug

Kreis 1

Among other things, Musik Hug sells tickets to music events.

Limmatquai 28–30, Zürich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland


Kreis 1

The permanent company at the Opernhaus is widely recognized and difficult to drop in on if you haven't booked well ahead, but single seats sometimes can be secured at the last minute. Performances are held from September through July.


Kreis 1

The venerable Schauspielhaus has a long history of cutting-edge performances—during World War II it was the only German-language theater in Europe that remained independent. Nowadays its main stage presents finely tuned productions, and experimental works are presented in the Keller (cellar).

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Schauspielhaus Schiffbauhalle

Kreis 5

The sister stage of Schauspielhaus Pfauenbühne, the Schauspielhaus Schiffbauhalle is home to large-scale productions in German.


During late August and early September the Theaterspektakel takes place, with circus tents housing avant-garde theater and experimental performances on the lawns by the lake.


Tickets for almost any event can be purchased in advance from Ticketcorner.


Kreis 1

This concert hall was inaugurated by Brahms in 1895 and is the home of the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, which enjoys international acclaim. There are also solo recitals and chamber music programs. The season runs from September through July, and tickets sell out quickly.

Zürich Film Festival

The Zürich Film Festival takes place every year from late September to early October.