Evening Activities in and around Bern
When the sun sets behind the Bernese Alps, the night owls’ day is just getting started. Plays, poker, and parties – see what Bern has to offer.
At the Theatre
Attention all fans of Swiss theatre: This is the only company in the city of Bern that shows plays in Swiss German. Professional and ambitious amateur actresses and actors regularly stage known and new plays in the Matte neighbourhood. The idiomatic Bernese dialect, the “Bärndütsch”, gives them a unique directness and authenticity and allows the performers to convey exact emotions and thoughts. Our tip: the theatre bar gives visitors the opportunity to strike up inspiring conversations, and not just with other visitors, but also with the ensemble.
To the Theater
Das Theater an der EffingerstrasseOn Effingerstrasse, you’ll find a diverse programme ranging from comedies to contemporary theatre to film adaptations.Art & Culture, Why Bern?, Why Bern?Das Theater an der EffingerstrasseMore
Schlachthaus Theater BernSchlachthaus Theater Bern is one of Switzerland’s most important venues for independent theater and the performing arts, with a reach extending far beyond the country’s borders.Art & CultureSchlachthaus Theater BernMore
At the (Not-So-Average) Movie Theatre
At the Rex, it is all about information, content, art, and entertainment, a place where filmmakers have the opportunity to present their installations and creations to the guests, making the cinema a popular platform for artists and audiences alike. The movie theatre has long become an integral part of Bern’s cinema scene. Its entrance was renovated in the classic 50s style and is equipped with a bar – the perfect meeting place for film fans. Are you in the mood for a small local production? Or maybe an international arthouse premiere? Whichever you prefer, one thing is certain: you won’t find any mainstream movies here.
To Kino Rex
LichtspielAt this cinema, the programme is as diverse as its audience – every now and then, the movie is even chosen by the visitors. The surprise programme turns a normal night at the movies into an extraordinary experience.Art & Culture, Why Bern?, Why Bern?LichtspielMore
CinématteThe promotion of film culture in Bern is Cinématte’s top priority. The Matte stage offers a platform not only to established names but also to up-and-coming Swiss filmmakers.Art & Culture, Why Bern?, Why Bern?CinématteMore
Try Your Luck
Grand Casino Bern
At Kursaal Bern, the wheel of fortune spins all night long. Poker, blackjack, roulette, Diceball – the Grand Casino Bern has everything a gamester’s heart desires. Gourmets are in for a treat, too: the Crazy Daisy Kitchen Bar serves warm dishes, delicious cocktails, and tasty snacks seven days a week. The Grand Casino experience has become just as much a part of the capital’s nightlife as good music.
To the Casino
Action & Games
Let the good times roll! Bowling is a fun pastime four old and young. In addition to the bowling lanes, the Marzili’s newly renovated bowling centre also has billiard tables. And the appropriate drinks and nibbles, of course: from beer to Aperol Spritz and from hot dogs to pizza, it’s all on the menu.
To the Marzili bowling centre
Mega ArenaAction and fun are guaranteed in the «Mega Arena» sports and leisure center! Whether for paintball or laser tag, adrenaline is at the top of the menu here.Adventure & SportMega ArenaMega ArenaMore
Adventure Rooms BernThis is nothing for the faint-hearted! It requires calmness and brains to solve all the puzzles and successfully escape the room.Adventure & Sport, Why Bern?, Why Bern?Adventure Rooms BernMore