30. June 2022
Theatre Holidays 2022:
4 July – 14 August

Dear Audience,

By the end of the week we’ll be on summer break, from 4 July to 14 August, and will start the new season 22/23 with four premieres in September: The House of Bernarda Alba (9 September), Ödipus Tyrann (11 September), Border (16 September) and Reigen (17 September). Reigen, the latest production by Yana Ross will premiere earlier, on 28 July 2022, at the Salzburger Festspiele.

Around the four opening premieres, we are also planning further events for the start of the season. On 24 September, for example, we will open the doors of the Schiffbau for you. In the opening month, there will also be a variety of formats and new series with which we would like to welcome you to the new season. We will publish all information and details about the Schiffbau Day and the opening programme on our website by the end of August.

All information about the 22/23 season can be found at, and in the Schauspielhaus Journal our in-house directors give an insight into their planned premieres. Advance booking for the season opening has already started. Our box office will be open until 2 July and will then reopen again after the theatre holidays on 22 August.

For urgent matters we can be reached via mitteilung[at]

Have a great summer! We will see you again on 9 September.

Your Schauspielhaus Zürich

28. June 2022
Experience Report Audience Survey 2022

Dear audience,

At the beginning of 2022, we invited you to take part in our visitor survey. Around 2000 of you accepted our invitation, answered and commented on our numerous questions. Thank you very much for your time and valuable feedback.

The aim of our survey was to obtain information about our visitors, their visit habits and their visit motivation. Furthermore, we wanted to know how much you like coming to our theatre, how you perceive us, and how satisfied you are with our services, our programme and our communication.

In our experience report we publish the most important findings and thus some carefully selected results. The majority of visitors who took part in the survey have been with us for several years. Only about 10% of the participants visited the Schauspielhaus for the first time in the last three years.

We are particularly pleased that 78% of you feel comfortable and welcome at the Pfauen and the Schiffbau, that 310 of the visitors surveyed who visit us very often (> 5 times) describe themselves as fans of the Schauspielhaus, and furthermore that you associate "high artistic quality" with us. Moreover, we have a wish in common: to be closer again in the future! Under the circumstances of the pandemic, you and we have suffered from a lack of "audience proximity" and we are very much looking forward to finally being able to celebrate more premieres together again in the coming season, and to once more being able to hold events and programmes that enable exchange and encounters.

Thanks to your participation, we have learned a lot about what we manage to do well and what we don't, where you would like to see improvements, and how you feel connected to us. Your opinion is important to us. Therefore, we are always happy to receive comments, praise and criticism; and to the continuous dialogue with you as well as to the many theatre moments together. 


Your Schauspielhaus Zürich


28. June 2022
Alive. Here and now: Jazz (and more) in Exile

"We arrived in Zurich with two suitcases. We don't know what the future will bring. But the most important thing is that we are here now, safe. And that we can tell our story through music." At the end of the season, on 1 July, 8 pm, Katiko Purtseladze and Pavel Ignatiev will be giving a concert at the Pfauen-Kammer.
The two Ukrainian jazz musicians have recently been living with their two sons as guests in a flat of the Schauspielhaus Zurich at the Pfauen. Contact with the Schauspielhaus Zurich came about through Artists at Risk, a globally networked human rights organization that supports artists in need. Since March, the Schauspielhaus has been involved in fundraising campaigns for Artists at Risk, and so far about 65'000 CHF were donated by Schauspielhaus visitors.
Katiko Purtseladze and Pavel Ignatiev see their music, which includes not only jazz but also funk, folk and meditative elements, as a means of connecting the most diverse people - also and especially by providing space for shared experiences.

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