Theatre & schools

With the opening of the Schauspielhaus Zürich under the new directorship of Benjamin von Blomberg and Nicolas Stemann, we are dropping the additional “jung” (young) and incorporating the Junges Schauspielhaus into the theatre as a whole. Young people – in the audience or as performers – will, at every level, become a part of the Schauspielhaus Zürich. The common mission of the theatre-education and communication teams, as was well as the directors and dramaturges of the Schauspielhaus Zürich, is to enhance the theatre-going experience of every individual with a variety of concepts and formats: introductions before performances, preparatory and follow-up workshops, rehearsal visits, talks, guided tours of the theatre and much more. Through mediated, performance-related workshops, we bring together students and theatre pieces, and create opportunities to explore the plays’ themes and artists’ concerns.

So there is something on offer all year round, the Schauspielhaus Zürich is focusing on attracting a young audience and expanding the programme for secondary-school students. In addition, a family play suitable for audiences aged eight and above will be developed once a year. The co-intendant Nicolas Stemann is making a start with his adaptation of Snow White.

For all the productions there will be related events that can be booked together with your theatre visit. These will be finalised in the coming weeks, as the departments are still being established.

If you have any ideas, wishes or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Manuela Runge (Co-Leitung Theaterpädagogik: Theater & Schule)
+41 44 258 75 62

Antonia Andreae (Schulbeauftragte)
+41 44 258 75 18

Let’s meet! For teachers

The new team invites you to get to know us.

Secondary-school teachers interested in taking their students to see a production, or who want to learn more about the programme and get to know the new team, are warmly invited to the Schauspielhaus. Let’s meet! Over a glass of Prosecco or coffee and cake, the management, theatre-education team and other artists will introduce themselves, answer your questions and provide insights into the productions. In addition, all participants are invited to a performance of Miranda Julys Der erste fiese Typ (Miranda July’s First Bad Man), Faust I or Flex.

Date: 17 September 2019, 5.30 p.m.
Please send your registration to
Location: Meeting point in the foyer of the Schiffbau
Registration deadline: 13 September 2019

Production visits

24.09., 8 p.m. Miranda Julys Der erste fiese Typ, Pfauen
30.09, 7.00 p.m. Faust I, Pfauen
02.10, 7.30 p.m. Flex, Schiffbau Box

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Tickets for school classes

Please note that we only have a limited quota of student tickets per performance. The exact number depends on the size of the auditorium.

City of Zurich

For school classes from Zurich, the ticket costs are covered by the City of Zurich. Registration and performance details can be found on the VSZ Intranet.

Canton of Zurich

For primary schools in the Canton of Zurich, the ZVV public transport costs are included in the price. Ticket reservations and performance details at:

Outside the Canton of Zurich

For schools outside the Canton of Zurich, reduced-price tickets are available.

Special tickets for teachers and groups

teachers and groups can attend productions at special rates.
Performance details at:

Ticket reservations
Tel. +41 44 258 77 77


Antonia Andreae, Schools representative
Tel. +41 44 258 75 18

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Age Recommendations

You can find our pieces sorted by age on the following page.

The Schauspielhaus for and with young people is supported by the Ernst Göhner Stiftung, the Stiftung Symphasis, the Paul Schiller Stiftung, Stadt Zürich Schulkultur and the Education Department of the Canton of Zurich.