How to Find Us
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
We serve snacks and drinks at the Opernhaus bars before performances and during intermissions. Save yourself the waiting time and enjoy your break to the fullest! You can place your order here and pay conveniently online so that everything is ready for you at your desired location during the intermission.
In our restaurant Bernadette with a great view of the glittering Lake Zurich and the lively Sechseläutenplatz, we surprise you fresh, sparkling, hot and spicy with exquisite lunches, after-work cocktails on the sun terrace and elegant dinners in a stylish ambience. And after your visit to the opera house, we'll see you at the bar and in the lounge.
The Bernadette is open daily from 11.30 a.m. to midnight and offers hot meals until 11 p.m.
T +41 44 268 64 64
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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.
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Surtitles / Languages
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 and thus enable a young person to visit Zurich Opera House free of charge.
The performances begin on time. Out of consideration for the artists and the audience, visitors arriving late can only take their seats after the break, and until then watch the performance on a screen in the foyer.
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.
Opera glasses are available in the entrance foyer against a deposit.
Pictures, Sound and Video Recordings
For copyright reasons, pictures, sound and video recordings are not permitted.
Opera Visit with Handicaps
Visitors with handicap - Opernhaus barrierefrei
In each performance in the main auditorium, four wheelchair spaces are available in the stalls in seating category 4. Accompanying persons receive a 50% discount. In addition, there is an offer of two wheelchair seats in the parquet galery in seat category 2, where accompanying persons have the choice of seats in seat categories 2 to 4. Please book your tickets in advance by telephone or in person at the ticket office.
Access to the Opernhaus Zürich and the Restaurant Bernadette' 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.
Lost and Found
Should you have lost something, please contact the head office of the Opernhaus Zürich:
T +41 44 268 64 00 or .
For your opera visit with an overnight stay you can find a number of hotels close to the Zurich Opera House.
Hotel Baur au Lac*****
Talstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich
Currently with "Wagner" package!
Falkenstrasse 6, 8008 Zürich
Dufourstrasse 5, 8008 Zürich
Dufourstrasse 4, 8008 Zürich
Sorell Hotel Seefeld ***S
Seefeldstrasse 63, 8008 Zürich
Seehofstrasse 11, 8008 Zürich
Seegartenstrasse 14, 8008 Zürich
Hotel Park Hyatt Zürich
Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002 Zürich
Kulturzüri - A Calendar for Cultural Events
The online cultural-agenda kulturzüri.ch shows the cultural array of Zurich Region in a practical overview. From dance and theater, art exhibitions, music and literature up to parties - all cultural events are listed. The Zurich Opera House with its wide program may not be missing!
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Have fun exploring!