Dear Audience

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Pfauen and Schiffbau! Rest assured, even if there is laughter, singing, shouting and cheering in the theatre, you can feel safe when you visit the Schauspielhaus.

We are not merely interested in being able to trace who has come into contact with a person who has been infected with Covid-19 during a theatre visit - our primary goal is to prevent infections and make an outing to the theatre possible for everyone.

Since Thursday, October 29, only 50 people per performance are allowed.

This is how we will protect you:

Face masks: until further notice, visitors and employees of the Schauspielhaus Zürich are required to wear masks before, during and after performances in the auditorium and in all the theatre's indoor spaces (from 12 years on).

Distance: we only sell every second seat and thus offer protection and at the same time more comfort (chessboard pattern). In addition, the distance between the first row of seats and the stage in the Pfauen currently measures 2.5 metres.

Ventilation: in both Pfauen and Schiffbau (Halle and Box), we have a powerful ventilation system that filters the air and constantly supplies fresh air; thus, guaranteeing healthy indoor air quality.

Hygiene: we regularly disinfect armrests, door handles, railings, surfaces, etc.

Pfauen Foyer: until further notice, there will be no intervals or catering at the Pfauen. Also the Kiosk in the foyer will remain closed until further notice.

Schiffbau Bar: Our bar is open for you before and after the performances. In a separate area, drinking and eating without masks is allowed - your contact details will be recorded. Outside the marked bar area, masks are compulsory, drinks and snacks are not allowed. Consumption while standing is also not allowed outdoors.

Employees: all members of the Schauspielhaus on and off stage are committed to working together under the rules of conduct and hygiene in accordance with the protection concept of the Swiss Stage Association.

As you can tell: as your host, we will do whatever we can to provide you with a safe experience during our shows and are looking forward to another exciting season with you! However, please stay at home if you experience cold symptoms or feel ill. Other than that: don't forget your masks and to keep sufficient distance from other guests and employees in the foyers.

If you have any questions about our protection concept, please contact the box office:
044 258 77 77 /

Your Schauspielhaus Zürich