Theatre café

Closed for summer break until 19. August.

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

  • Tues – Sat 11 am – 11.30 pm, Sun 10 am – 10 pm
  • Closed on Mondays
  • Lunch menu offer
  • Outdoor and indoor seating
  • Accessible, wheelchair access adapted toilet via stage entrance


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If you are interested in a lunch menu, please visit our Theatre Café at the top of the foyer, behind Elisabethenkirche. We are happy to serve you there.

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

  • Mon – Thurs from 5 pm
  • Sat – Sun from 2 pm

Openin hours may change depending on the weather forecast.

Theatre & menu

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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. This offer may be booked in combination with a performance ticket in the online ticket shop. Subscribers may book individually.

  • 3 courses including wine CHF 89.– / vegetarian or with meat
  • Start: 1 hour 30 minutes before the show 
  • With an introduction to the performance by the dramaturg at Monteverdibar, complimentary production programme 
  • Dessert during intermission or after the performance at the Theatre Café 

The dates for 21/22:

Theatre catering

The bars in the theatre are offering refreshments before performances and during intervals. Please note that all food and drinks must be consumed seated at a table. Please wear a mask when you are not seated.

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.

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.