Use the Parkhaus Utoquai at Färberstrasse 6, the Parkhaus Hohe Promenade on Rämistrasse or the Parkhaus Opéra. Both are only a few minutes' walk away from the Opera House.
The Opera House is conveniently located a few steps away from Stadelhofen Station and Bellevue. It can be reached directly by trams numbers 2 and 4 (tram stop: "Opernhaus") and 11 and 15 (tram stop: "Stadelhofen").
From Zurich Main Station, either on the urban railway to Stadelhofen or on the number 4 tram (towars Tiefenbrunnen) to "Opernhaus".
Directly from the airport on the urban railway to Stadelhofen or Zurich Main Station and then the tram number 4 towards Tiefenbrunnen, you can get off directly at the stop "Opernhaus".
The Studiobühne is also located in the main building of the Opera House. The entrance is above the Box Office.
Opera House Gastronomy
Before and in the break of the performance we serve drinks and snacks at the bars of the Opera House. If you wish to order your drinks and snacks beforehand, please make your reservation at the main entrance, one hour before the show at the earliest. Or reserve a table at the Foyer Mozart or Foyer Wagner. Your preordered drinks and snacks will be ready in the break. Please note that there is only a limited amount of tables available.
For reservations in advance, call +41 44 268 64 68 monday to friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
At one of Zurichs most attractive places, the Restaurant Belcanto at the Opera House invites you for lunch and dinner. Its elegant and spacious ambience excites not only the guests of the Opera. At lunch time the restaurant is strongly frequented by nearby business people and in the evenings Opera and theatre visitors enjoy exquisite dinners with stunning views of Lake Zurich and the square. In summertime the “Piazza” tarrace invites you to dine or have a drink in the lounge.
The most exclusive place at the Bellevue!
Highly appreciated are the daily changing business lunches as well as the generous tapas and salad buffet. The menu card offers a wide variety of classics such as sliced veal Zurich style with potato rösti, beef steak tatar or a big escalope Vienna style as well as seasonal specialties. Meat, Vegetables and fruit of the nearby area are carefully elaborated into modern and delightful meals. The wine list features an excellent choice of local and Swiss products as well as from the old world. You will find steadily changing trouvailles, according to our motto: more authenticity than pretense!
The restaurant Belcanto is run by the Opernhaus Zürich AG and includes all kinds of caterings at the Opera House, the Bernhard-Theater, events and galas. We look forward to welcoming you!
Bernhard Bar Cafe
Enjoy best tarte flambée and enjoy the view over the biggest square in Switzerland! Hot and crunchy, traditionally topped with sour cream, onions and bacon or in any other variation… it is your choice and our pleasure!
A small but exquisite selection of wine, prosecco or champagne by the glass completes the offer.
The Bernhard Bar Cafe looks forward to welcoming you with freshly brewed coffee and Croissants from tuesday to sunday from 11 am. It is open till after the performance.
Programme books, cast lists and biographies
The programme books contain detailed information, photos, illustrations and articles on works and productions, as well as in most cases the entire libretto in the original language with a German translation. You can buy programme booklets on the day of the première or revival before the performance and during the first interval in the entrance foyer, or during the day at the Box Office. If required, synopses in English and French are available at the Box Office. You can also order your programme booklets in our webshop (German only).
45 minutes before each performance, we offer you a performance introduction. Details of dates, times and works can be found in our calendar.
The Zurich Opera House performs all operas in the original language. Performances are generally given with German and English surtitles. In view of the architecture of the Opera House, please be aware that the surtitles are a service from which not all seats can benefit to the same degree. Our box office will be pleased to advise you on T +41 44 268 66 66.
No replacement tickets will be provided for performances not attended. In general, tickets cannot be returned. Tickets can be given to the Opera House Box Office to be sold on commission. However, the Opera House can give no guarantee that it will sell or reimburse the ticket. A commission fee of CHF 10 per seat will be charged. Alternatively, you can donate your ticket to the Club Jung and thus enable a young person to visit Zurich Opera House free of charge.
The cloakroom fee is included in the ticket price.
There is no dress code at Zurich Opera House. You should dress to feel at ease. However, consistently with the festive setting, visitors are generally elegantly dressed. Particularly on special occasions, such as gala performances and premières, black tie and evening dresses are by no means out of place.
Thanks to the support of Zurich Insurance, opera glasses are available from the cloakroom against a deposit.
For copyright reasons, pictures, sound and video recordings are not permitted.
Visitors with handicap - Opernhaus barrierefrei
In each performance in the main hall, four wheelchair spaces are available in the parquet and are sold at the price of category 4. Two wheelchair spaces are available in the parquet galerie and are sold at the price of category 2. Accompanying persons receive a 50% reduction on the regular entry price (price category 1). Please book tickets in advance by phone or at the ticket office.
Access to the Opernhaus Zürich and the Belcanto restaurant is accessible by the entrance of the ticket office. In the opera house, all floors can be reached by the passenger lift, there are no thresholds and obstacles on the individual levels. The wardrobes can only be reached by stairs. Please contact the opera house staff to deliver your jacket to the wardrobe. The toilets for people with disabilities on the ground floor are also equipped for wheelchair users.
There are occasional performances on the Studiobühne. The Studiobühne is located on the third floor and can only be reached via a staircase. There is unfortunately no lift. For reasons of safety, wheelchair users can not visit the performances on the Studiobühne.
How to get there
Cars are allowed to enter and exit the Schillerstrasse (between the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the Opernhaus Zürich). From there the Box office can be reached in about 100 meters above the Sechseläutenplatz. Marked disabled parking spaces are available in the Opéra car park, from where a passenger lift leads to the hall of the ticket office.
Should you have lost something, please contact the head office of the Opernhaus Zürich:
For your opera visit with an overnight stay you can find a number of hotels close to the Zurich Opera House.
Falkenstrasse 6, 8008 Zürich
Dufourstrasse 5, 8008 Zürich
Dufourstrasse 4, 8008 Zürich
Sorell Hotel Seefeld ***S
Seefeldstrasse 63, 8008 Zürich
Seehofstrasse 11, 8008 Zürich
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To the Website of Kulturzüri.ch.
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