With approximately 1100 seats, Zurich Opera house is the smallest of the world’s large Opera houses. Part of its charm lies in this fact and also its extremely varied program manages to draw regular crowds here. Awarded the Best Opera Company of the Year in 2014, this venue is definitely one of the finest theatres in the world. Dating back to the 19th century, this opera house has a gorgeous neo classical façade adorned with the busts of Wagner, Weber and Mozart. Watching a show at this iconic theatre promises to be a memorable experience.
- Follow the terms and condition while buying tickets online.
- Ticket price may vary depending on the shows.
Box office hours: Telephone sales – Monday to Saturday – 11am – 6pm
Counter opening hours:
- Monday to Saturday: 11am – 1 and half hour till curtain up
- On days without permission: till 6pm
- On Sundays: 1 and half hour before curtain up
- By bus: 912, 916
- By tram: 2,4
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15.71% of people who visit Zurich include Zurich Opera House in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.32% of people start their Zurich Opera House visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Zurich Opera House
71.13% of people prefer walking in order to reach Zurich Opera House
This is more for the Christmas Market outside the opera house than the opera house itself. Nicely decorated and lots of stalls selling a wide variety of things. From bags to fudge. There's also an ice rink for the little ones. Prices are not cheap and at times perplexed why some of this stuff. Is on sale here. The atmosphere is pleasant but not a lot of space to walk around.
I attended the evening Christmas concert. It was very well organized. Doors open at 5:20 pm. If you are willing to stand in line, you can get a seat. Wonderful experience.
I loved that they have a screen showing the translation of the opera, both in German and English. That said, I understand that buying the cheap tickets might be tempting, but you must do yourself a favour and make sure you can see the screen, unless you are ok having neck pain for a few days after the opera. Most days have no dress code, and no one really cares how you are dressed, another huge plus compared to other opera houses.
Wonderful Christmas village in front of the Opera house. Designers from all over Switzerland sell their unique products in cute huts. Also lots of food vendors, plenty of hot + cold beverages & even a really adorable ice skating rink. Bring cash as not everyone takes cards.
Beautiful building from the inside as well as from the outside. as a student it is nice to know that leftover tickets are available 30min before start for 20CHF. great deal, because often you get first rank tickets which officially cost a fortune.