Since the year 2000 the Schiffbau located in the district Escher-Wyss is an integral part of the Schauspielhaus. Three auditoriums are located door to door presenting performance series on a regular basis: the Halle seating 400 – 600 people, the Box seating up to 200, and the Matchbox – under the responsibility of Junges Schauspielhaus – seating 70. Since its redevelopment in 2009 the spacious foyer also invites visitors to stay and linger. The listed industrial hall (where ships were built in the past) was redeveloped by the architects Ortner&Ortner between 1996 and 2000 and extended by new buildings. Christoph Marthaler inaugurated the Halle in September 2000 with the in-house production “Hotel Angst” [Hotel Fear]. The Schauspiel’s rehearsal rooms, shop floors and offices are located there, as well as the restaurant LaSalle, the NietturmBar and the jazz club Moods.

The site’s spaces are available for private hire, hospitality events and special events such as the annual Schiffbau Festival. The newly formed Schiffbau Immobilien AG with the city of Zurich holding 2/3 and the Schauspielhaus Zürich AG holding 1/3 of shares operates as economically independent owner since 1.1.2011 to guarantee the Schiffbau’s continued existence as a site for contemporary theatre.



Schauspielhaus Zürich/Schiffbau
Schiffbaustrasse 4
8005 Zürich




Public Transport

To get to the venues Halle, Box and Matchbox take the tram line 4 and 8 or the bus routes 33, 72 and 83 (station “Schiffbau”).  The S-Bahn (station “Hardbrücke”) also stops here.


Car Parking

Parking facilities are available at the car parks in the basement of the Schiffbau (accessable via the Turbinenplatz) and at the Pfingstweidstrasse 1. Also we recommend the public parking lots next to the Hardbrücke.


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 Schiffbau 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.


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 Schiffbau

The LaSalle Restaurant & Bar is part of the architecturally impressive Schiffbau site offering Italian and French cuisine. The space – part elegant eating place, part bar with a regulars’ table – is a perfect setting and stage for a unique culinary experience pre show or after.
Tel. +41 44 258 70 71

Schiffbau season ticket holders benefit from a 10% discount.


The SchiffbauBar

The Schiffbau Bar’s opening times are Monday to Saturday 5 – 12pm, and on show Sundays 6 – 12pm. You will find a number of attractive dining facilities in the vicinity of the Schiffbau.

The jazz club Moods can be accessed directly from the foyer of the Schiffbau.

Located in a glass cube high above the Schiffbau is the NietturmBar. Expect a breathtaking view over the roofs of the city and into the distance in all directions.




The Accor Hotels Novotel and Ibis (, and the Hotel Senator are located in close proximity to the Schiffbau. Extensive information on hotel accommodation in Zurich may be obtained online at and

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros