As you enter Palazzo Basel, the beautiful and ornately done up interiors are sure to catch your attention. But that is not the only attention-drawing factor of this 'gourmet theatre'. The delectable delights that feature on the menu put together by celebrity chef Peter Moser is sure to be a hit with any conoisseur. But the real treat is enjoying some fantastic performances as you appreciate the thoughtful four-course meal! Palazzo Colombino, the popular event, is as extravagant as it gets; acrobats and magicians, musicians and artists, all come together for a spectacular show full of color and excitement. All in all, the Palazzo Basel rates high on fantasy, high on entertainment and high on culinary satisfaction!
The former barracks is now the number one place for cultural events in Basel. A gaggle of buildings surrounding a meadow hosts diverse exhibitions and all manner of cultural happenings. The complex includes a bar, a restaurant, and a theater/concert space, designed in a lively combination. The meadow is the only real green space in this part of Basel. It is often used as a sports pitch, and on warm summer nights serves the visitors to the events as a relaxing space. And while the theater management constantly succeeds in attracting sought after international companies to Basel, the concert organizers keep a firm eye on the newest trends and alternative groups.
Basel Theater is one of the city's main cultural hot spots, hosting a ton of lavish performances throughout the year. Known to dish out some of the most hair-raising performances, this theater seldom fails to inspire its audiences with shows that not only entertain, but also send out an underlying message. Usually playing host to the city's own opera and ballet companies, there is no shortage of entertainment or excitement at this fabulous venue.
The Augusta Raurica is a rich source of information for those interested in learning more about ancient Roman history and civilization. Take a walk down time and experience the baths which have still been maintained like they were, hundreds of years go. The museum is always crowded with school children on educational excursions or with travelers. Also check out the excavations, the silver collection and the 'house zoo'.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
A prominent institution in the cultural scene of Basel, Musical Theater Basel attracts theater and music lovers from far and wide. Seating around 1550 people within its modern and stunning structure, whether one is seated in the balcony, mezzanine, or stall, all views of the stage are unimpeded. Classic shows (like The Phantom of the Opera) and local highlights (like Basel tanzt) have graced the theater's stage. Centrally located within the city, the Musical Theater Basel is easily accessible by local transit and is close in proximity to the urban attractions of Basel.
Basler Kinder Theater hosts educating and entertaining plays for children with an aim to introduce these young minds to the entertaining world of theater. And the whole experience does not end at merely watching a play. In fact, a small talk is conducted between the theater manager and the children at the end of each play. Besides letting the children's imagination run wild, this activity also improves the socializing skills of these kids at a very young age. All in all, a fun package for these tiny tots!
One of the premier cabaret theaters in Basel, Theater Fauteuil has been entertaining its patrons since 1957. The theater has managed to retain its old-world charm over the years, but has improved the sound and lighting technology that enhance every show hosted here. Though a small theater, the venue packs in a variety of events like concerts, plays and cultural events apart from their main forte, cabaret. There's also bar for those who wish to grab a drink or meal before the show.
Tabourettli at Theater Fauteuil is one of the best cabaret theaters in the city. This beautiful cabaret theater features a piano, a fully-stocked bar, and a small stage. The seating arrangement here is flexible and the capacity can be adjusted so as to accommodate a varying number of audiences depending on the popularity of the show. You can sip your favorite drink and munch scrumptious snacks before, or during the interval of the show. The wide range of entertaining performances hosted at Tabouretti has made this one of the best entertainment venues in the city.
This multipurpose event venue is home to some of the most happening events and concerts in town. Equipped with a restaurant, gift shop and all the modern amenities and facilities, it is perfect to make your visit here a memorable one. Spectacularly facing the Basel waterside, the beauty of this venue is enhanced too.
Martinskirche or St. Martin's Church dates back to the 12th Century and is considered one of the oldest churches in the region. Though the chancel and the bottom of the tower date back to the 13th Century, the church was majorly damaged in the 1356 earthquake and was rebuilt to its present facade in the later part of the 14th Century. The interiors of this stunning church are adorned with many artifacts collected from over the centuries which lure many art and culture enthusiasts. Besides being a place of worship, this church is a venue for several music concerts.