The Pfauen located opposite the Kunsthaus on Heimplatz/Rämistrasse, is the largest stage of the Schauspielhaus. By architectural design, the Pfauen is a proscenium theatre seating up to 750 people on various levels – stalls, circles and box seats. The programme presents ten new productions per season, and there is a show almost every day on the stage of the Pfauen. Alongside famous classics from different periods – antiquity, Shakespeare’s era, German classicism and classical modern period – also new contemporary pieces and world premieres are part of the Pfauen repertoire.

In the basement of the Pfauen, the Schauspielhaus runs another small theatre – the Kammer: redeveloped in 2006 it was newly furnished to seat 70 people. Young directors and assistant directors are being offered the opportunity to develop their own signature working with members of the ensemble.




Schauspielhaus Zürich/Pfauen
Rämistrasse 34
8001 Zürich



Public Transport

To get to the venues Pfauen and Pfauen/Kammer take the tram line 3 or bus route 31 from Zurich central railway station and alight at “Kunsthaus”. Tram lines 5 and 9 also stop here


Car Parking

Parking facilities are available at the car park Hohe Promenade (Rämistrasse 22a). Marked parking areas reserved for disabled and impaired customers are located in Rämistrasse at the upper entrance of the Pfauen Schauspielhaus.


Taxi Service

Our front-of-house staff are happy to book a taxi for you. Just contact them before the show or during intervals.


Hearing Enhancement

The Pfauen has an integrated infrared audio system. The headsets (with/without induction loop) can be individually adjusted to the required volume and collected for a refundable deposit at the book table in the foyer. This service is not available at the Kammer.


Visitors using Wheelchairs

We gladly reserve a wheelchair space for you. Please contact us by phone +41 44 258 77 77.



Free cloakrooms are available. Visitors are requested to keep bags, backpacks, coats and umbrellas there.


Dining at the Pfauen

Visit the restaurant Santa Lucia Teatro in the Pfauen building before or after the show. Book a table at short notice by contacting our front-of-house staff.
Tel. +41 44 262 04 44


Bar at the Pfauen

Snacks before the show or a glass of Champagne during intervals are served at the bar in the Pfauen foyer, open from before until after performances.



For accommodation in the vicinity of the Pfauen contact the hotels Florhof, Plattenhof, Adler or Rütli. For more information on hotel accommodation in Zurich see und

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros