Theatre & schools

With the opening of the Schauspielhaus Zürich under the new directorship of Benjamin von Blomberg and Nicolas Stemann, we are dropping the additional “jung” (young) and incorporating the Junges Schauspielhaus into the theatre as a whole. Young people – in the audience or as performers – will, at every level, become a part of the Schauspielhaus Zürich. The common mission of the theatre-education and communication teams, as was well as the directors and dramaturges of the Schauspielhaus Zürich, is to enhance the theatre-going experience of every individual with a variety of concepts and formats: introductions before performances, preparatory and follow-up workshops, rehearsal visits, talks, guided tours of the theatre and much more. Through mediated, performance-related workshops, we bring together students and theatre pieces, and create opportunities to explore the plays’ themes and artists’ concerns.

So there is something on offer all year round, the Schauspielhaus Zürich is focusing on attracting a young audience and expanding the programme for secondary-school students. In addition, a family play suitable for audiences aged eight and above will be developed once a year. The co-intendant Nicolas Stemann is making a start with his adaptation of Snow White.

For all the productions there will be related events that can be booked together with your theatre visit. These will be finalised in the coming weeks, as the departments are still being established.

All recommendations for plays and the detailed theater pedagogical offers can be found in the Theater&Schule booklet. If you would like to receive the magazine, please send us a short e-mail to:

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Manuela Runge (Co-Leitung Theaterpädagogik: Theater & Schule)
+41 44 258 75 62

Antonia Andreae (Schulbeauftragte)
+41 44 258 75 18

Tickets for school classes

Please note that we only have a limited quota of student tickets per performance. The exact number depends on the size of the auditorium.

City of Zurich

For school classes from Zurich, the ticket costs are covered by the City of Zurich. Registration and performance details can be found on the VSZ Intranet.

Canton of Zurich

For primary schools in the Canton of Zurich, the ZVV public transport costs are included in the price. Ticket reservations and performance details at:

Outside the Canton of Zurich

For schools outside the Canton of Zurich, reduced-price tickets are available.

Special tickets for teachers and groups

teachers and groups can attend productions at special rates.
Performance details at:

Ticket reservations
Tel. +41 44 258 77 77

Supplementary protection concept for classes

We look forward to seeing you and your school class at this year's family play at the Schaupielhaus Zurich. In times of COVID-19 we are dependent on the observance of special protective measures and procedures for school performances. To ensure a smooth course of events for all spectators, the following rules apply:

Protection concept for primary level

Protection concept for secundary level


Antonia Andreae, Schools representative
Tel. +41 44 258 75 18

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Age Recommendations

You can find our pieces sorted by age on the following page.

The work for and with young people at the Schauspielhaus Zurich is supported by the Max Kohler Foundation, the Symphasis Foundation, the Landis & Gyr Foundation, the Komplizen Klub des Schauspielhauses, the City of Zurich School Culture and the Education Department of the Canton of Zurich.