Once used for shipbuilding, this former industrial building in the fashionable district of Zurich West is now an indispensable part of Zurich's cultural life.
The Zurich Schauspielhaus uses this listed factory building, where ships were once manufactured, as a venue for productions and performances. Since 2000 it has run three theatrical stages here: the Schiffbauhalle, the Box and the Matchbox, all of which have achieved Europe-wide fame in their short lifetime. The Moods jazz club, the fashionable Restaurant LaSalle and the Nietturm Bar, accessible by lift and offering views across Zurich West, can be found in the same location.
A visit to any of the Zurich Schauspielhaus venues is particularly rewarding each Monday, when all seats are available at half price.