Gesellschaft der Freunde des Schauspielhauses

If you have always wanted to discover our theatre’s hidden places and get to know who works here, then join the Society of Friends of the Schauspielhaus. This gives you access to the exciting world behind the scenes.

What can you expect as a member of the Friends of the Schauspielhaus?

  • Regular backstage theatre visits: to the rehearsal stage, painting workshop, make-up department or canteen – everywhere that theatre takes place. This includes visits to rehearsals, guided tours of the house and talks with employees and artists. Rather than hear how a performance is created, you can actually experience it.
  • An exclusive theatre trip with like-minded companions to one of Europe’s cultural hubs.
  • Preferential conditions for ticket reservations: our members are able to order their tickets two days before they officially go on sale, as well as receiving a 20% discount on all tickets (excluding premieres and guest performances).

Membership

Junior (up to 25): 50.–
Individual membership: 200.–
Couple membership: 300.–
Individual membership for benefactors: 600.–
Couple membership for benefactors: 900.–
Corporate membership: 2000.–

*All prices in Swiss francs / per year

Contact

To become a Friend of the Schauspielhaus, send an email to freunde@schauspielhaus.ch detailing the type of membership you have chosen and your contact details.

Gesellschaft der Freunde des Schauspielhauses
Meret Mendelin
Zeltweg 5
CH 8032 Zürich
Tel +41 44 258 72 06

The office is open on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Upcoming events

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 11 a.m.
General Assembly of the GFS in the Schiffbau/Box
Followed at 12:15 by the « Goldene Maske » Award Ceremony


Board

Nicole Müller (President)
Barbara Pung (Vice President)
Bruno Ammann
Annette Ringier
Sandra Vollenwyder
Brigit Wiesmann
Peter Hüttenmoser (ex officio Schauspielhaus)

Goldene Maske

Every year since 1995 the Friends of the Schauspielhaus have awarded the «Goldenen Masken » prize, a reputable honour for special services on and behind the stage.

To date the award-winners have been:

2018

On stage:
Gottfried Breitfuss, actor
Laudatory speech by Ernst Konarek

Backstage:
Andi A. Müller, video expert
Laudatory speech by Dirk Wauschkuhn

Platinum Mask:
Barbara Frey, theatre director and intendant
Laudatory speech by Fritz Hauser

2017

On stage:
Claudius Körber, actor
Laudatory speech by Friederike Wagner

Backstage:
Christine Rippmann, theatre sculptor
Laudatory speech by Thomas Unseld and Mervyn Millar

Speech by Nicole Müller, President of the Society of Friends of the Schauspielhaus

2016

On stage:
Miriam Maertens, actress
Laudatory speech by Michael Neuenschwander

Backstage:
Maurizio Bello, menswear tailor
Laudatory speech Siggi Schwientek

Speech by Nicole Müller, President of the Society of Friends of the Schauspielhaus

2015

On stage:
Isabelle Menke, actress
Laudatory speech by Matthias Neukirch

Backstage:
Christoph Finé Renfer, Deputy Head of Sound / Video Department
Laudatory speech by Ruedi Häusermann

Speech by Peter Haerle, Director of the Culture Department of the City of Zurich
Speech by Nicole Müller, President of the Society of Friends of the Schauspielhaus

2014

Backstage:
Petra Fischer, Director of the Junges Schauspielhaus
Commendation: Philippe Besson

Backstage:
Aleksandar Sascha Dinevski
Commendation: Ludwig Boettger, Ruedi Schuler

2013

On stage:
Michael Neuenschwander, actor
Commendation: Dušan David Pařízek

Backstage:
Robert Zähringer, Head of Foyer / Reception
Commendation: Tom Till

2012

On stage:
Friederike Wagner, actress
Commendation: Robert Hunger-Bühler

Backstage:
Thomas Unseld, Director of the Painting Workshop
Commendation: Bettina Meyer, Dirk Wauschkuhn

2011

On stage:
Markus Scheumann, actor
Commendation: Thomas Jonigk

Backstage:
Gerlinde Uhlig Vanet, prompter
Commendation: Tom Till

2010

On stage:
Bettina Meyer, set decorator
Commendation: Barbara Frey

Backstage:
Martin Caflisch, construction
Commendation: Albert Brägger

2009

On stage:
Robert Hunger-Bühler, actor
Commendation: Roland Koberg

Backstage:
Tina Kornfeld, marketing assistant
Commendation: Dirk Wauschkuhn

2008

On stage:
Niklaus Helbling, theatre director
Commendation: Marcus Kiepe

Backstage:
Hans Keller, stage painter
Commendation: Dirk Wauschkuhn

2007

On stage:
Siggi Schwientek, actor
Commendation: Andreas Erdmann

Backstage:
Kurt Spahr, bookkeeper
Commendation: Barbara Ballini

2006

On stage:
Tomas Flachs Nobrega, actor
Commendation: Lina Beckmann, Cathérine Seifert

Backstage:
Barbara Ballini, assistant manager
Commendation: Dr. Herbert Pfortmüller, dr. Brigitte von der Crone, Marc Baumann

2005

On stage:
Meike Droste, actress
Commendation: Andreas Erdmann

Backstage:
Walter Milan, head of in-house technical services
Commendation: Marc Baumann

2004

On stage:
Meg Stuart, choreographer
Stefan Pucher, theatre director
Commendation: Nikola Weisse

Backstage:
Edi and Rosmarie Schmid, managers of the canteen in the Pfauen venue
Commendation: Jean-Pierre Cornu

2003

On stage:
Jürg Kienberger, actor
Commendation: Ueli Jäggi

Backstage:
Irene Herbst, stage manager
Commendation: André Jung

2002

On stage:
Sebastian Rudolph, actor
Commendation: Falk Richter

Backstage:
Rudolf Rath, Artistic Operations Office and extras
Commendation: Peter Arens

2001

On stage:
André Jung, actor
Commendation: Christoph Marthaler

Backstage:
Ingrid Hug, cloakroom and foyer manager
Commendation: Ernst Bieri

2000

On stage:
Ludwig Boettger, actor
Commendation: Katja Früh

Backstage:
Erich Müller, head of make-up
Commendation: André Jung

1999

On stage:
Burghart Klaussner, actor
Commendation: Werner Düggelin

Backstage:
Hans Fick, stage manager
Commendation: Werner Düggelin

1998

On stage:
Jürgen Cziesla, actor
Commendation: Werner Düggelin

Backstage:
Marianne Korn, Artistic Operations Office
Commendation: Marcel Müller

1997

On stage:
Annemarie Kuster, actress
Commendation: Reinhard Stumm

Backstage:
Angelo Rosenfelder, stage manager
Commendation: Gerd Leo Kuck

1996

On stage:
Werner Düggelin, director
Commendation: Josef Estermann

Backstage:
Peter Peiker, Artistic Operations Manager
Commendation: Peter Arens

1995

On stage:
Hans Dieter Zeidler, actor

Backstage:
Peter Fischer, Technical Director

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