Nestled along the fringes of Lake Zurich, the Zürich Opera House, known locally as Opernhaus Zürich, has a history dating as far back as 1834. Its stately facade, fashioned in white and grey sandstone, gives way to interiors which are just as regal, adorned with gorgeous carved paintings of maestros like Schiller, Mozart, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Weber. Touted as one of the world's smallest opera houses, this neo-classical edifice yet stands magnificent bearing a stunning repertoire of theater, ballet, premiers and the like. It has established itself as one of the pioneers in the rich and eclectic course of Swiss arts and culture. Currently housing the Bernhard-Theater Zürich and the Zürich Ballet, this award-winning opera house brings to mind the past glories of the iconic operatic and theatrical cultures of Switzerland.
The Offene Rennbahn in Oerlikon, Zurich, is an open air track-cycling arena. Dating back to 1912, this concrete track was host to the inaugural UCI Track Cycling World Championships (Bahn-Radweltmeisterschaften) which was held in 1923. The arena has a seating capacity of 3,000 and is a regular venue for other disciplines of track cycling as well. Call ahead to know more.
Arena Cinemas is known to be among the most famous movie theaters in the city. The theater has screens that feature optimal visibility from any spot within the theater, making your movie experience exciting. The theater also has a 4DX hall, with laser projectors, for an even more enthralling experience. Featuring comfortable seats, wide screens and just the right volume, the cinema makes for the perfect place for next movie session.
This innovative theater in the old-town was established in 1965 and often shows experimental plays in which the spectators become part of the action. Some of the plays are performed on a 'pay-what-you-can-afford' basis, catering to culturally interested people who might otherwise not be able to afford a night at the theater. Theater Neumarkt holds around 200 visitors, but all the chairs are mobile and that opens up even more flexibility for creative performances.
The Stadion Letzigrund is a stadium, that garnered attention for its open-air concerts, international athletics meet and soccer matches by FC Zurich and Grasshopper Club Zurich. This stadium became operational in the year 1925 and has since been the most desirable venue, for some the city's biggest events. To catch some of the best concerts in the city, head to Stadion Letzigrund.
Rote Fabrik is set in a former warehouse that distinctly stands out with its red bricks. Established in 1980, it overlooks Lake Zurich and hosts festivals, concerts, theater, dance, art exhibitions, movie screenings and more. It is touted to be the largest of its kind in the continent as it houses several cultural organizations and groups. It features three main venues and a seasonal open-air platform for performances. There is also a restaurant on-site. Besides these, it also consists, art and rehearsal studios.
The Lukaskirche Luzern is a church as well as an event space. The church is modestly decorated with a church organ, stained windows, and an altar. Sunday services are usually organized which is open to people of all faiths. They offer rental services for private events at the two spaces like the Zwingli and Luke Hall.
Viscose is a triumvirate establishment that includes the Event Hall, Pasha Hookah Lounge and Moscow Bar. Each of the space in Viscose is different from the other. For cultural programs and private events, the Event Hall is the place to be. If you want to just unwind with friends over some drinks, then Moscow bar is a fine choice while Pasha is a 140-seat Oriental themed space that is ideal for cocktails and hookah.
One of the oldest independent research institutes in Switzerland, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute is a retail business research center. This place was established in 1963 and started being hosts to various other private events. The institute has been the venue for a number of conferences and seminars that are not limited to the subject of research of this place. With it's lush green surroundings this place is quite and calm to hold any kind of seminar. Visit their website for details.
With awesome bands playing and offering their best performances to the huge crowd, Tap Tab Musikclub has become one of the favorite venues with the music lovers in this city. From hip hop, rock, reggae to pop, this venue has hosted all kinds of concerts and earned its popularity this way. Having a capacity to accommodate about 200 people, this music club also serves as a platform for amateur bands to showcase their performances and entertain the crowd.
Delicious food mixed with musical symphonies is what you will experience at Fassbeiz Genossenschaft. Known for its bakery, this trendy venue also has an impressive basement that can accommodate around 150 people. It is equipped with all modern light and sound equipments. It is leased for various cultural and private events. There is also a meeting room for upto 15 people. It encourages cultural events from various streams like music, art, theater, photography, movie nights and much more. The restaurant has a well stocked bar and a comprehensive wine list. So from mouth watering dishes, to rich culture, to good music you find everything under one roof at Fassbeiz Genossenschaft.