Guided tours

Public tours

Tours of the Opera House
Lasting 50 minutes, the tour will take you onto the stage, past the props, make-up and dressmaking departments, into the costume depository as well as the Opera House’s furniture and stage-set warehouses.

Dates: Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Tickets can be booked here.
Meeting point: Box Office foyer/Bernhard Theater entrance
Price: CHF 10
Duration: 1.5 hours
Language: German / English
The number of places is limited.

Current dates in German can be found here
Current dates in English can be found here


Guided tours of the Stage Technology Department
The 75-minute tour will take you below, onto and above the stage of the Opera House, offering you fascinating insights into the world of stage technology.

Dates: see Advance ticket sales
Meeting point: Box Office foyer/Bernhard Theater entrance
Price: CHF 20
Duration: 1 hour
Language: German
The number of places is limited.

Current dates can be found here
 

Guided tours of the Make-up Department
The one-hour tour will take you through the Opera House’s Make-up Department, offering you fascinating insights into the world of wig-making and make-up artistry.

Dates: see Advance ticket sales
Meeting point: Box Office foyer/Bernhard Theater entrance
Price: CHF 20
Duration: 1 hour
Language: German
The number of places is limited.

Current dates can be found here


Tours of the Costume Department
The one-hour tour will take you through the Costume Department and offer you insights into the creation and adaptation of male and female costumes at Zurich Opera House.

Dates: see Advance ticket sales
Meeting point: Box Office foyer/Bernhard Theater entrance
Price: CHF 20
Duration: 1 hour
Language: German
The number of places is limited.

Current dates can be found here


Family tours
The one-hour tour takes you and your children behind the scenes of the theatre - onto the stage, past the props, make-up and tailoring departments, into the costume department and into the furniture and scenery storage area of the opera house. Let us surprise you.

Dates: see calendar, Wednesday afternoons
Meeting point: Foyer ticket office
Price Adults: CHF 10 / Children: free
Language: German
Tickets are available in advance. The number of participants is limited.

Current dates can be found here

We also offer special playful tours for children and families. Find out more here.
 

Groups
Please make an individual appointment for group tours as private tours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or +41 44 268 64 18.


Bringing dogs
Dogs are not permitted on our Opera House tours. Not on a leash and not in a bag. The backstage area of the opera house is cramped and many people work together here in a very small space. In order not to burden this togetherness, no dogs are allowed on backstage tours. This is in accordance with the wishes of our staff, whom we look over our shoulders during backstage tours. We ask for your understanding.

Private tours

Lasting 1.5 hours, the tour will take you onto the stage, past the props, make-up and dressmaking departments, into the costume depository as well as the Opera House’s furniture and stage-set warehouses. Individual appointments can be made for tours of the Opera House in German, French, Italian and English. In principle, private tours can be booked in the afternoons between 1 and 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Price per tour (for groups of up to 12-15): CHF 180. Please note that our tours are a public service and cannot be booked by companies.

To make an enquiry without obligation, please fill in the registration form.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or +41 44 268 64 18.

Guided tours for schools

Guided tours for schools
The 1.5-hour tour leads onto the stage, past the props, make-up and tailoring departments, into the costume department and the furniture and scenery store of the opera house.

Pupils from the upper school onwards have the opportunity to visit the workshops in addition. The tour takes you from theatre sculpture to theatre painting, to the carpentry workshop, to the metal workshop and the assembly hall. The tour including workshops lasts 2 hours. If you would like to book this informative and intensive tour in addition, please note this in the comments.

Guided tours for schools and school classes are generally possible from Monday to Friday in the morning and afternoon.The guided tours for school classes from the canton of Zurich are free of charge. For requests outside the canton of Zurich, please get in touch.

For an inquiry please fill out the registration form.

Team

Sabine Appenzeller
Felix Bierich
Susanne Dubs
Francesco Foccoli
Brigitte Gautschi Ghirardelli
Margreta Jemmi
Michèle Koláčková
Christina Meyer
Sebastian Müller
Moritz Noll
Patrick Schetters
Eleisa Treicher
Esther Widmer

Contact

Rebecca Zöller
Guided tours
Falkenstrasse 1
CH-8008 Zürich

+41 44 268 64 18