Dear Teachers, Dear Basel

This page addresses all teachers who would like to visit Theater Basel with their school class. We have therefore selected the theatre, ballet and opera performances that can be easily attended by school classes – regardless of their programmes. No previous knowledge or experience of theatre is required.

Spielzeit 21/22

Die neue Spielzeit 21/22 ist da!

Primary level

Die Rote Zora und ihre Bande Junges Haus

17.10. – 17.10.
1 Events, 8+

Der Räuber Hotzenplotz Schauspiel

19.11. – 19.11.
1 Events, 6+

Der Barbier von Sevilla Opera

03.05. – 23.06.
12 Events, 8+

Trallalali, trallalala! Opera

10.06. – 10.06.
1 Events, 12+

Secondary level I

Die Rote Zora und ihre Bande Junges Haus

17.10. – 17.10.
1 Events, 8+

Der Räuber Hotzenplotz Schauspiel

19.11. – 19.11.
1 Events, 6+

Secondary level II

Der Räuber Hotzenplotz Schauspiel

19.11. – 19.11.
1 Events, 6+

Ich bin gekommen, um zu sagen, dass ich gehe Schauspiel

Tickets: CHF 20/10

New: Young people now pay CHF 20 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 new for premieres.

Billettkasse Theater

Theaterstrasse 7, Basel

Mon–Sat 11 am–7 pm
and one hour before the start of performances


Billettkasse Schauspielhaus

Steinentorstrasse 7, Basel
Always one hour before the start of performances

Due to extensive renovation work over the summer 2020, the ticket office will temporarily be located in the Schauspielhaus after the theatre break on 1 September 2020.

School pupil subscription

School pupil subscription

Education offerings

Preparation and follow-up session

Are you planning to come with your class to one of our performances? We would be more than happy to provide a detailed preparation or follow-up session at your school or to meet up with you at Theater Basel. We put together the contents and practical exercises according to your needs and wishes. (There are a limited number of dates available for each production.)

  • Free
  • At Theater Basel or in school
  • Dates available by appointment only

Rehearsal visit

Many weeks of rehearsals take place before a premiere. But what exactly happens in the samples? Your school class will get a feeling of what it is like during a rehearsal visit. You have the opportunity to visit opera, theatre and ballet rehearsals on all of our stages. You can also witness one of the almost daily training sessions of the ballet company by prior appointment: Monday – Saturday, 10 am–11.30 am.

  • Free
  • By prior appointment only

Guided tours

Over 400 people work at Theater Basel in 75 different professions. A guided tour of Theater Basel provides a look behind the scenes. The tour of the entire building and the workshops gives an good impression of everyday life at a theatre. A guided tour is possible in various languages and focusing on different aspects: About a specific piece. About various professions. About the architecture. Or a playful and fun-packed tour for primary level pupils.

  • CHF 7O per group
  • 60 – 90 minutes
  • Maximum of 25 people per tour


We provide teaching materials for the pieces recommended for schools. Sie enthalten They contain background information, lesson plans, practical exercises, games and worksheets. Upon request, we can send the materials by email.

  • Free
  • About recommended pieces


Through a patronage, we provide intensive support for your school class over a longer period of time, such as a whole school year. But also shorter periods of one week or more are possible. The goal of a patronage is to equip your pupils with the capacity to develop an understanding of the theatre on their own. The type and scope of a patronage can be discussed individually.

  • Over a longer period of time
  • Content and scope by arrangement

Day of culture

We spend a full day with your class or an entire grade at the Theater Basel. There are guided tours, rehearsal visits and workshops from various areas of the world of theatre. The daytime programme is coordinated with a visit to the theatre in the evening, thus rounding off a interesting day.

  • A whole day at Theater Basel
  • Content, fees and scope by arrangement

Preview for teachers

We offer age and grade recommendations, but nobody knows your students better than you do. To allow you to see what we offer and to prepare for your trip to the theatre with your class, we invite you to come and take a look at our new productions beforehand. All preview dates are published a few weeks in advance in our newsletter.

Our twice monthly newsletter informs you about current offers, exclusive invitations, spontaneous happenings and background news. It’s worth subscribing to!

  • Free
  • Preview dates are published in the newsletter

Advanced training sessions

Advanced training from SZH for schools? 



Phone: +41 (0)61 295 11 32


Anja Adam
Phone: +41 (0)61 295 14 81


Martin Frank
Phone: +41 (0)61 295 14 76

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