& Fundraising

« Work that is supposed to affect the heart must come from the heart.»
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

In conjunction with a professional fundraising & sponsorship strategy, this is the guiding principle that distinguishes our cooperation with partners, sponsors, foundations and patrons.

Are you interested in working with us?

After a one-to-one conversation, we would be happy to develop a tailor-made model for our cooperation.


Schauspielhaus Zurich
Barbara Higgs
Head of Fundraising & Development
Zeltweg 5
CH 8032 Zürich

Telefon +41 44 258 72 07

Thank you!

We would like to give a huge thanks for their support to our main sponsor, the City of Zurich, as well as to the Canton of Zurich and the member cantons of the inter­cantonal cultural tax agreement (ILV): Lucerne, Uri, Zug and Aargau. We would also like to thank the cantons of Schwyz, Nidwalden and Obwalden for their contributions.

We would like to thank the non-profit public fonds of the Caonton of Zurich (Gemeinnütziger Fonds).

We would like to thank the lottery fund of the Canton of Zurich for their support.


We would like to address a special thanks to our committed foundations, sponsors and patrons. They enable us to bring into being specific productions and projects, to produce surtitles and to invite guest productions.

They support our new talent programmes, our outreach projects and our educational programme for children and young people, as well as free theatre visits for families and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Zürcher Kantonalbank

Foundations & Sponsors


Förder Circle

As a sponsor, you can support a world premiere or a new production.

Our thanks for your commitment:

  • A premiere subscription including an invitation to the premiere party
  • Attendance at rehearsals and talks with artists
  • On our popular theatre and art tours you will experience acting, dance and visual arts up close

Contribution: CHF 10'000.-

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Komplizen Klub

As a conspirator, you can support the next generation of theatremakers and theatregoers.

Your contribution goes to youth clubs and adds to the “class kitty”. This enables students and young people from low-income families to experience theatre free of charge.

Our thanks for your commitment:

  • Invitations to youth club rehearsals and presentations
  • Invitations to selected performances and artist talks

Contribution: CHF 2'500.-

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As a patron, you will contribute to innovative projects that help increase accessibility and remove obstacles. You will support performances with surtitles or sign language as well as free theatre visits.

As a patron you will promote the inclusion of disadvantaged people.

Our thanks for your commitment:

  • Invitations to selected performances and guest performances
  • Invitations to conversations and encounters with artists

Contribution: CHF 5'000.-

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Gesellschaft der Freunde des Schauspielhauses

The Gesellschaft der Freunde des Schauspielhauses (gfs) was founded in 1940 – in the midst of the Second World War. To this day, these friends continue to accompany and support the Schauspielhaus Zürich and the people who have devoted themselves to a life on and around this stage.

Zürcher Theaterverein

For the past 100 years, the Züricher Theaterverein has supported the stages of the city thanks to its membership fees.

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