In the heart of the Old Town, Schlachthaus Theater Bern is an intimate setting where you can experience contemporary productions that address current, socio-critical and political issues. Within the historical walls of the fifteenth-century building, over 40 independent groups from Bern, Switzerland and across the world perform here each season, with productions catering to adults, youth and children. The majority of the pieces are performed in German, but there are also regular productions in Swiss German, English and other languages.
The main hall and the two traditional vaulted cellars lend a special flair to the performances. What’s more, the performances are not the only time the audience can get up close to the artists; they also have the chance to casually interact at the bar and in the foyer after the event.
Many established groups had their start at Schlachthaus Theater Bern, a place that is constantly fostering young talent. Regular festivals are also held at Schlachthaus Theater, including BONE Performance Art Festival Bern, Aprillen Berner Lesefest, and the theater festival AUAWIRLEBEN.
The ticket window and bar open 30 minutes before the performance begins.
Advance ticket sales
- Münstergass-Buchhandlung, Münstergasse 33, Bern
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
- Boday Bulloni, Schwanengasse 6, Bern
Monday 1:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m., Tuesday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.