Dear Children, Dear Basel

This page presents the offerings of Theater Basel for children up to the age of 11: Performances for young audience members and opportunities to participate.

Let’s kick things off with our new season booklet for children (5-11 years).

Season booklet for children


Find the wild animals! Wild animals have decided to hide in Theater Basel. Spot the animals in the picture puzzle and win a surprise gift.

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The family newsletter keeps you up to date with special offers and current activities for children and young people.

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Performances for children

CHF 20/10 discount

NEW!                                                                        Children and young people pay just CHF 120 or CHF 10

  • For children and young people up to the age of 16
  • For everyone completing vocational training up to the age of 30

CHF 20 on the Grosse Bühne and CHF 10 in the Schauspielhaus and on the Kleine Bühne. All performances also available as advance sales and in the ticket shop. Also for premieres.

Children’s afternoon

There is a children’s afternoon on Wednesdays from 2 pm. Featuring dance workshops, magic shows, stage battles and sound journeys: If you want to be kept informed about what’s going on, sign up for the family newsletter. Subscribe to newsletter

Guided tours for children

Theater Basel is pretty big. So big in fact that you can easily get lost in the many corridors, between doors, stages and floors. Our guided tour takes youngsters on a playful expedition behind the scenes. We travel in the giraffe lift, go through a hidden tunnel and discover many more exciting things.

The guided tours are aimed specifically at children aged 6 and over and can also be enjoyed without an accompanying adult. Between October and June we offer public guided tours of Theater Basel for adults, twice a month on Saturdays.

  • The dates are published in the newsletter and online once a month.
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Fees: Free for kids

With support from Theaterverein Basel.


Some of our performances are suitable for children. While others are still too long or too difficult for children to grasp. But this should not stop the adults and children going to the theatre together. While the adults enjoy a show on the Grosse Bühne, their grandchildren, nieces, nephews and little ones have a good time in our free workshop for children. We take a look behind the scenes. We solve a paper chase, have a sneak peek around the building from top to bottom and discover lots about theatre. Snacks and refreshments are also available.

With support from and on the initiative of Theaterverein Basel.

Performances with childcare

2020-11-01 16:00:00 2020-11-01 19:40:00 Europe/Zurich Saint François d’Assise Einführung 15:30 Uhr

Kinderbetreuung wird angeboten

Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
2021-01-10 16:00:00 2021-01-10 17:45:00 Europe/Zurich Giselle Info:
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
2021-02-07 16:00:00 2021-02-07 18:30:00 Europe/Zurich Moby Dick Info:
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
2021-03-21 16:00:00 2021-03-21 18:20:00 Europe/Zurich La traviata Info:
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
2021-06-13 17:00:00 2021-06-13 18:50:00 Europe/Zurich Requiem Info:
Grosse Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel

Holiday workshops

For all those of you staying in Basel during the the autumn and carnival holidays, there are also holiday workshops for children aged 6 to 11. From Monday to Friday, teachers from various Basel cultural institutions will each organise one day with the youngsters. Sometimes we go to the theatre, meet an orchestra or visit a museum. At the end of the week, you can rightly call yourself a cultural adventurer. Maximum of 15 children per workshop. Cultural and craft materials as well as lunch are included in the course fee.

  • Autumn holiday workshop: 5 to 9 October 2020
  • Carnival holiday workshop: 15 to 19 February 2021
  • Time: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Fees: CHF 150

Registration for the holiday workshop

Junges Haus

Junges Haus is Theater Basel for everyone who wants to get involved. In three Spielclubs, children between the ages of 4 and 11 can try their hand at theatre. Two of these the clubs run for over a year and end with a performance on one of the stages at Theater Basel. Welcome to our young ensemble!

  • Direction: Martin Frank
  • Course fee: CHF 350

Registration and information:
+41 (0)61 295 14 76


Find out more about the Spielclubs, dates and an initial get-together at the Neuschneetreffen for children on 3 September 2020 at 5 pm. Meeting point is the ticket office.
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