At Theater Basel there are three stages for opera, theatre and ballet and various other venues. Catering also plays a vital role in supporting the success of the theatre's programme. Numerous bars, which always open one hour before the start of performances, are located beneath the imposing suspended roof of the 1970s theatre building. Our theatre café is open throughout the day. In the heart of the Foyer Public, art meets apple cake, theatre meets tea time and stage meets sweet pastries.

In the kitchen, we prepare what our guests and we love the most: Regional and seasonal ingredients, selected with great care. Discover where we source our ingredients under ‹Total Local›. But feel free to ask us anything you would like to know – about our ingredients and our theatre programme. More

See you soon, we look forward to your visit!

Yours truly,
the Theater Basel catering team

Be it a drink before the performance, a snack during the interval, one for the road after the event or the complete package ‹Theatre & Menu› – visitors to Theater Basel can choose from a range of popular options to make the experience even more memorable.


Our theatre café is located at the top of the foyer. It is open from 9 am to 9 pm from Tuesday until Saturday, and from 11 am to 9 pm on Sundays. Mondays are closed. We offer lunch, sweet pastries from the famous Basel bakery Beschle, ham rolls and a good selection of drinks. At least once a month the café hosts the legendary Nachtcafé featuring dance, performance or music (free admission).


Restaurant Besenstiel

Restaurant Besenstiel is connected directly to our Schauspielhaus and has something for every taste and wish; also before and after a performance at Theater Basel.

  • 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
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Restaurant/Bar Kunsthalle

At Restaurant Kunsthalle, in the immediate vicinity of Theater Basel, guests can choose between a casual or a slightly more formal setting. While the adjoining bar serves cocktails and digestifs.

  • Steinenberg 7, Basel
  • Restaurant Tues. – Sat. 11.30 am – 11 pm, Bar Tues. – Thurs. 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm, Fri.– Sat. 5 pm – 12.30 am
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Special occasion and rental

The Theater Basel offers an atmospheric backdrop for every occasion - from children's birthday parties to company anniversaries to wedding celebrations. Get in touch with us!

Do you have a question or suggestion or would you like to book a banquet at Theater Basel? The catering team looks forward to hearing from you:
+41 (0)61 295 15 53