The Zurich Opera House is an opera house theatre located in Zurich, Switzerland. The opera house opened in 1891 after the previous opera house was burnt down, it was designed by Viennese architects Fellner & Helmer and is the home of Zurich Opera, Bernhard-Theatre and Zurich Ballet. The theatre has been renovated numerous times since its opening. It has a Neoclassical facade with a Neo-Rococo style auditorium. The opera house was the location of the youth protests of 1980.
The best way to travel to the opera house is via the tram network, take the 2 or 4 trams to ‘Opernhaus’ or the 11 or 15 trams to ‘Stadelhofen’. If travelling by car there are a couple of local car parks, the ‘Parkhaus Utoquai at Färberstrasse 6’ and ‘Parkhaus Opéra’, both are a couple of minutes walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to see the opera house is by attending an event/show at the venue, there are frequent shows throughout the year at the venue and tickets can be purchased through the website or on the day in some cases. Guided tours around the opera house run on a Saturday afternoon, these last for 90 minutes and cost 10CHF per person.