The website of Theater Basel is barrier-free. According to the international guidelines of WCAG 2.1 AA, the site was certified in February 2023. For this we cooperate with the competence partner for accessible technology in Switzerland 'Zugang für alle'.
The Charter for Cultural Inclusion was developed in a participatory process together with label partners, interest groups and professionals with disabilities and forms the basis of our label partnership with Kultur inklusiv from Pro Infirmis. We thereby commit ourselves to act according to these guidelines and to continuously develop ourselves further.
Click here for the charter in easy language (in German):
Selected performances and the preceding introduction will be translated into sign language. The dates for the translated performances will be announced here.
Opera performances on Grosse Bühne and in the Schauspielhaus are surtitled in German and English. Drama performances on Grosse Bühne and in the Schauspielhaus are surtitled in English. Premieres excepted. In the 23/24 season, selected performances will be surtitled in French.
All our stages are equipped with FM hearing aids (radio). The hearing aids (with or without induction loop) can be individually adjusted. They can be borrowed free of charge from our information desks in the foyers.
We offer theatre tours for blind people and people with visual impairments, where theatre can be experienced haptically. For groups of maximum 12 people (incl. escort).
- approx. 1 hour
- per group CHF 100
Guide dogs have access to the theatre. They can wait in the cloakroom or be taken into the performance. We will be happy to reserve a suitable seat for you.
An offer from Theater Basel and the Kaserne Basel
Together we will visit two selected productions, one at each theatre. In addition to audio description and exciting haptic introductions, the aim is to gain deeper access to the content of the offerings.
- Der Freischütz', Sun 20.11.2022
Meeting point: Main entrance Theater Basel at 4:15 p.m.
- 'Und dann fing das Leben an', Sun 15.01.2023
Meeting point: main entrance Kaserne Basel at 4:45 p.m.
The cost is CHF 70.- for both evenings including aperitif.
Please register by Thursday, 10 November 2022 at the latest.
People with cognitive impairments can get a close-up view of the work of our ballet company during training and rehearsal visits around selected ballet performances.
Would you like to dance yourself? Then we will be happy to come to you with a workshop format tailored to the target group!
In a Relaxed Performance everything is a little different: there is a little light in the auditorium. The auditorium doors are open. There are sofas. People are allowed to stand up and move around. And noises are also possible. An additional programme note is handed out in easy language.
With this performance format, we want to create a welcoming atmosphere for audience members who, for example, make uncontrollable noises or movements. And also for people who are excluded by strict conventions in the "classical" performance atmosphere: For example, people on the autistic spectrum, people with Tourette's, with learning difficulties or chronic pain.
The Relaxed Performance is for all people who feel more comfortable in a more inclusive environment.
Date: 'Explosiv!', Tue 20.06.2023
All our venues are wheelchair accessible. They have wheelchair-accessible WCs and wheelchair spaces. To make a reservation, please contact our ticket office: +41 (0)61 295 11 33.
- Public transport stop 'Theater': Use the lift in Theaterstrasse, directly opposite the stop. This will take you to the foyer of the Theater Basel.
- Stop 'Bankverein': Walk comfortably along the Steinenberg along the Tinguely fountain to the theatre.
Disabled parking spaces are available in the theatre multi-storey car park, Theaterstrasse, 4051 Basel.
Do you like going to the theatre or other cultural events? But you can't go alone? Would you be able to do so with a companion to support you?
Then KulturPLUS1 is the perfect offer for you!
Reserve a PLUS1 ticket up to one week before the performance and we will arrange a PLUS1 cultural companion for you, who will support you and enjoy the cultural visit with you.
The companion is free of charge. You only pay for your own ticket.