Theatre café


Our new theatre café is open. It is located at the top of the foyer, just behind Elisabethenkirche.

  • Tues – Sun 11 am – 11.30 pm
  • Lunch menu offer
  • Outdoor and indoor seating
  • Accessible, wheelchair access adapted toilet via stage entrance

Indoor and outdoor catering will be on offer from June 2021 with contact tracing. The outdoor area of the theatre café offers tables for up to six people, with table or self service. The tables inside the self-service café seat four people. Please note that all food and drinks must be consumed seated.

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Our new summer bar opens on 2 August in front of our main entrance on Theaterplatz; offering cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

  • Sun – Weds 5 pm – 11 pm
  • Thurs – Sat 2 pm – 1 am

Theatre catering

The bars in the theatre reopened on 30 May 2021, offering refreshments before performances and during intervals. Please note that all food and drinks must be consumed seated at a table, initially in groups of up to four people.

Interval table

To avoid having to wait, book a table for the interval before the performance at the theatre bar. Your order and a seat will be ready and waiting for you in the newly designed foyer at the start of the interval.


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Unfortunately, the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions do not allow us to cater for external guests in our canteen at this moment in time. We deeply regret this and thank you for your understanding.

Theatre & menu


The culinary theatre experience. 
Combine your visit to the theatre with a three course menu at the revamped Monteverdi bar at the heart of the theatre.

  • Classic:  CHF 109 /  Premium: CHF 149
  • Both 2 hours before the start of the performance

Find the exact dates from 1 September 2020 here.

Schauspielhaus catering

In the foyer of the Schauspielhaus, the Besenstiel Restaurant team serves snacks and drinks one hour before the start of the performance and during intervals. The team also takes care of the catering at premiere parties, Apéros and banquet events.

Restaurant Besenstiel

Restaurant Besenstiel is connected directly to Schauspielhaus.

  • Klosterberg 2, Basel
  • Tues. – Fri. 11.30 am – 2 pm and 6 pm – 12 am
    Sat. 6 pm – 12 am
  • Accessible, wheelchair access adapted toilet

Reservations: +41 (0)61 273 97 00

Please wear a face mask

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At Theater Basel, please wear a face mask everywhere you go at all times.