Locations

Pfauen

The Volkstheater am Pfauen was established in 1892 in Zurich-Hottingen, and was used as a music hall for the first few years of its existence. In 1901, with the premiere of a new production of Goethe’s The Accomplices (Die Mitschuldigen) the Pfauen opened as a playhouse under the directorship of the former director of the opera house, Alfred Reucker. The theatre remained private until 1938. It was given a breath of fresh artistic life by the arrival of emigrants from then Nazi Germany, which coincided with the foundation of “Neuen Schauspiel AG”, a theatrical consortium. Under Oskar Wälterlin’s directorship, some of Bertolt Brecht’s most important plays had their world premiere here, and after 1945, numerous dramas by Max Frisch and Friedrich Dürrenmatt were premiered at the Pfauen. The Pfauen is the Schauspielhaus’ biggest stage, and can accommodate up to 750 audience members. The Schauspielhaus also runs another, small theatre stage in the cellar of the Pfauen: the Kammer. This can accommodate around 70 audience members.

Address

Schauspielhaus Zürich/Pfauen
Rämistrasse 34
8001 Zürich


Arrival

Arrival by public transport, car or taxi.

Public Transport

The Pfauen and the Kammer may be reached on trams number 3, 5 and 9 or with the bus number 31 to Kunsthaus Station or on the S-Bahn to Stadelhofen Station.

Taxi Service

Our front-of-house staff are happy to book a taxi for you. Just contact them before the show or during intervals.

Parking

If you are visiting the Pfauen or the Kammer, there are parking spaces in the nearby Parkhaus Hohen Promenade an der Rämistrasse 22a, 8001 Zürich.

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Gastronomy & Accomodation

Our tips for dining and accomodation.

Dinig

Visit the restaurant Santa Lucia Teatro in the Pfauen building before or after the show. Book a table at short notice by contacting our front-of-house staff.

Contact Santa Lucia
info@santalucia.ch
Tel. +41 44 262 04 44

Bar at the Pfauen

Snacks before the show or a glass of Champagne during intervals are served at the bar in the Pfauen foyer, open from before until after performances.

Accommodation

For accommodation in the vicinity of the Pfauen contact the hotels Florhof, Plattenhof,Adler or Rütli. For more information on hotel accommodation in Zurich see www.zuerich.ch.

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Schiffbau

Aside from the Pfauen, the Schauspielhaus Zürich runs two stages in the Schiffbau: the Halle and the Box. The Schiffbau, a listed former factory building was opened as a Schauspielhaus Zürich stage in September 2000, with its own production of Hotel Fear by Christoph Marthaler. The old factory work floor houses the Schauspielhaus’ rehearsal stages, workshops and offices, as are the LaSalle, the NietturmBar and the Moods Jazz Club. The Halle in the Schiffbau can accommodate between 400 and 600 seats. The Schiffbau-Box can accommodate around 200 audience members.

Address

Schiffbaustrasse 4
8005 Zürich


Arrival

Arrival by public transport, car or taxi.

Public Transport

You can get to the Schiffbau on trams number 4 and 8, busses number 33, 72 and 83, trams number 13 and 17 to Escher-Wyss-Platz and the S-Bahn to Hardbrücke Station.

Parking

There are public parking spaces under the Hardbrücke, as well as further parking spaces in the Parkhaus Pfingstweidstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich.

Taxi Service

Our front-of-house staff are happy to book a taxi for you. Just contact them before the show or during intervals.

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Gastronomy & Accomodation

Our tips for dining and accomodation.

Gastronomy

The Bar and Kantine in the Schiffbau is open daily from 5 pm or one hour before a performance starts. When you buy a subscription (minimum purchase: CHF 150) you will receive a voucher for our partner restaurant LaSalle in the Schiffbau worth CHF 50.

Accommodation

The two Accor-Hotels Novotel and Ibis, the Sheraton Zürich Hotel, the Hotel Züri by Fassbind, the 25hours Hotel and the Renaissance Hotel are close to the Schiffbau.

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Practical informations

Introductions

Our dramaturges offer an introduction before every performance (except on Sundays), allowing you to learn more about the play, the staging, and the residents and artists involved in its production.


Cloakrooms

We offer free cloakrooms for your bags, coats, rucksacks and umbrellas in both the Pfauen and Schiffbau.


Guided Tours

The schedule of public guided tours around the Schiffbau, be it for adults or children and families, is available in the monthly schedule (Leporello) and on www.schauspielhaus.ch. For anyone who wants to dive into the world of the theatre with friends, colleagues or fellow club members and take a look backstage at the Schiffbau at its workshops and studios, the Schauspielhaus offers private guided tours (for groups often people or more). We can also arrange guided tours of the Pfauen for smaller groups.

Contact for General Enquiries

Isabel Zimmermann
isabel.zimmermann@schauspielhaus.ch
+41 44 258 72 74


Private Events

The foyers and stages in the Pfauen and Schiffbau can be booked for events for up to 1200 guests at times when no performances are scheduled.

Contact

Katrin Hohenacker
katrin.hohenacker@schauspielhaus.ch
+41 44 258 72 04