This page is aimed at all teachers who would like to visit Theater Basel with their pupils. We recommend plays, ballet and opera as well as other projects for school classes - independent of the subject lessons. Even without prior knowledge or theatre experience. Schools have the right to pre-reserve all performances even before the official advance booking period begins. Reservations can be made by email to

In the season booklet for schools for the 22/23 season you will find all the information you need for teachers who would like to come to us with their school classes. Here as a download and to leaf through, and to take away free of charge in our foyers and at the ticket office.

Pupils in classes (from 10 persons, regardless of country or canton) pay the following prices per person and per ticket: CHF 20 on the Main Stage and CHF 10 on the Playhouse and the Small Stage. For all performances, also in advance booking and in the ticket shop. New also for premieres. One teacher per 10 pupils receives free admission.

This subscription includes 6 selected performances for CHF 90! Included are 3 productions on the Grand Stage, 3 productions in the Schauspielhaus and a guided tour behind the scenes.

The subscription is already running. For more information:

Are you coming to one of our performances with your class? We will be happy to come to your classroom before or after the performance for a pre- or post-performance preparation session or to meet you at the Theater Basel. We arrange the content and practical part according to your needs and wishes. (There is a limited number of dates per production).

  • Free of charge
  • At the Theater Basel or at your school
  • Dates by arrangement

We rehearse a play for many weeks before the premiere. What exactly happens during rehearsals? Your school class can get an impression of the preparations during a rehearsal visit. Visits to opera, drama and ballet rehearsals on all stages are possible. Our almost daily ballet company rehearsals are also open to visitors by appointment: Monday to Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am.

  • Free of charge
  • By arrangement

Over 400 people work at Theater Basel in 75 different professions. A guided tour of Theater Basel gives you a glimpse behind the scenes. The tour of the entire building and the workshops gives an impression of everyday theatre life. A guided tour is possible in different languages and with different thematic focuses: On a particular play. On different professions. On architecture. Or playfully for primary school pupils.

  • CHF 70 per group
  • 60-90 minutes
  • Maximum 25 people per tour

We provide teaching materials for the plays recommended for schools. They contain background information, lesson plans, practical exercises, games and worksheets. We will send the materials by e-mail on request.

  • Free of charge
  • To recommended plays

With a sponsorship, we accompany your school class intensively over a long period of time, such as a whole school year. However, shorter periods of one week or more are also possible. The aim of a sponsorship is to equip your pupils with the ability to communicate theatre to themselves. The type and extent of a sponsorship can be agreed upon individually.

  • Over a longer period
  • Content and scope by arrangement

We spend a whole day with your class or a whole year group at Theater Basel. There are guided tours, rehearsal visits and workshops from different areas of the theatre world. The day's programme is coordinated with the evening visit to the theatre, which completes the day.

  • A whole day at Theater Basel
  • Content, costs and scope by arrangement

We offer age and level recommendations, but no one knows your pupils as well as you do. We invite you to attend an early preview of our new productions so that you can form your own opinion and prepare for the performance with your class. All preview dates are published a few weeks in advance in our newsletter.

In the newsletter we inform you twice a month about current offers, exclusive invitations, spontaneous promotions and background information. So it's worth subscribing!

  • Free of charge
  • Preview dates are published in the newsletter

We also offer workshops independent of a performance visit. For groups who would like to start a school theatre themselves. For school classes who would like to deal with the subject of bullying or who would like to have job application training. Or for groups of teachers who would like to deepen their theatre pedagogical methods. The costs per workshop vary depending on the desired content and duration of the workshops.

  • From CHF 120.- per school class
  • From CHF 300.- per teacher training course
  • Dates by arrangement

With our inclusive offers, pupils with physical and/or cognitive impairments can enjoy our theatre without barriers. For example, in a so-called Relaxed Performance. Here, everything is more relaxed during the performance. There is a little light in the auditorium, people are allowed to stand up and move around. And sounds are also possible. Selected performances are accompanied by live audio description via a headset: for a precise description of the action on stage as well as the stage and costume design. And students with cognitive impairments can become active themselves together with our ballet company. More

Upstairs, on the seventh floor of the Foyer Public, there is a bright room for the play clubs. We call it Gallery 7, where our play clubs perform for a limited number of spectators. Exclusive performances can be booked for a single class in the morning, afternoon or evening. Gallery 7 is also available for groups who want to develop their very own play there with supervision. We announce dates and plays in the newsletter for schools . Subscribe

The theatre piece and the rehearsals are ready, but costumes are still missing? The school fundus is open again for small groups! 

  • Direction: Cornelia Peter
  • Appointments by arrangement and pre-registration by email to:
  • The School Fundus is located here: Steinenbachgässlein 4, 4051 Basel

Pieces for the primary level

Pieces for secondary level I

Pieces for secondary level II