Dear Readers, Dear Basel

The theatre department welcomes a new Basel Company. Experience 40 actors on all three stages of Theater Basel. The repertoire includes classical plays, debut performances, great novels and film material. The theatre department is directed by a team of four people. Alongside them and in a cooperative manner, directors, stage and costume designers, writers, musicians, dramaturges and theatre staff create theatre productions.

Spielzeit 20/21

Das Ende der Welt, wie wir es kennen Schauspiel

17.10. – 30.04.
9 Events, 14+

Hitchcock im Pyjama Schauspiel

24.10. – 27.01.
10 Events, 16+

Café Populaire Schauspiel

04.11. – 20.02.
13 Events, 12+

Klassikermaschine: Don Karlos Schauspiel

18.11. – 11.06.
5 Events

Der Räuber Hotzenplotz Schauspiel

28.11. – 19.02.
30 Events, 6+

Meister und Margarita Schauspiel

23.01. – 18.05.
17 Events, 16+

Calendar Play

The Square
2021-06-17 19:30:00 2021-06-17 21:30:00 Europe/Zurich The Square Info:
Theater Basel Schauspielhaus Steinentorstrasse 7 4051 Basel
2021-06-17 20:00:00 2021-06-17 21:50:00 Europe/Zurich Odyssee Info:
Kleine Bühne
Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel

Ensemble Schauspiel

Stück Labor

New round of funding 2020

Over twenty Swiss authors have been able to write new plays over the last ten years as part of the Stück Labor. In the future, Theater Basel and a partner theatre will continue to become the year-long artistic home for an author with the help of the programme.

Anniversary network meeting: 12/13 February 2021

Ten years are a good reason to celebrate and ask: What’s the current state of (Swiss) drama? What remains the basic reality of writing, what has changed? A big meeting will take place at Theater Basel on 12 and 13 February 2021. Authors, literature experts, publishers and other interested parties will spend the anniversary weekend networking in Basel.


Michael Gmaj

Further information:

With support from:

Pro Helvetia
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Landis & Gyr Stiftung SSA
Jan Michalski Stiftung


1 hour, 1 artist, 1 classic
«Limitations reveal the master.» Goethe

Hamlet, Käthchen, Othello, Medea. The theatre department is taking its educational mission seriously. Every month we will be performing a different work of the classical canon. Reworked as a solo performance. On a specially designed small stage in the foyer. The run time is one hour. Budget-friendly admission. Bei dem spartenübergreifenden The ballet and opera departments are also involved in this cross-disciplinary project within the framework of ‹Klassikermaschine spezial›. Revolving around the most fundamental of all theatre questions: What has it got to do with me?

Night café

The night café is legendary. Its new home after 14 November 2020 will be in the recently opened theatre café. Surprise formats of all kinds perform on the newly installed café stage. Every 3rd Friday of the month. At eleven in the evening. Dance, performance, music or show.

B formats and B format spectacle

Short performances, long nights

Everything that we always wanted to do. Karaoke comedy or favourite films. Tea dance or trash performance. Homesick evening or poetry reading. The B formats are the place for hidden talents, urgent ideas and artistic solo efforts of charismatic individuals that we call ensemble. Insiders know it: true musical gems are often found on the B-side of a 45. The B formats are, so to speak, the ‘flip side’ of the theatre vinyl. We regularly combine several B formats into one spectacle.

Team Schauspiel



  • Anja Dirks
  • Michael Gmaj
  • Matthias Günther (Gast)
  • Sandra Küpper (Gast)
  • Kris Merken
  • Angela Osthoff
  • Inga Schonlau
  • Scott Shepherd (Gast)


  • Lena Lappat


  • Franz Broich
  • Jennifer Muangsiri
  • Louisa Raspé
  • Lea Röschmann





Schauspielerinnen und Schauspieler


  • Nikèn Dewers
  • Marc Scheufen
  • Flurina Schlegel


  • Ana Castaño Almendral
  • Agnes Mathis


  • Katja Reinke


  • Jean-Pierre Bitterli
  • Martin Buck
  • Arthur Kimmerle
  • Thomas Kolbe
  • N.N.