Top Choice Arts Centre in Fribourg

Le Port

No address better reflects Fribourg's creative spirit. Squirrelled away in a former gas warehouse on the banks of the River Sarine, the Port bursts with energy. On summer days Fribourgeois hang out on its tree-shade…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Geneva


At the gritty heart of Geneva's alternative culture scene, this nonprofit collection of 18 arts-related initiatives is housed beside the Rhône in a former gold-processing factory. On any given night, expect to see c…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Bern


Part bar, part nightspot, part community arts centre that hosts frequent evening performances, Turnhalle also serves an excellent-value weekday lunch (dishes Sfr6 to Sfr8). The cafeteria-style offerings include main…
Top Choice Arts Centre in Fribourg

Café Culturel de l’Ancienne Gare

In the old train station’s 19th-century hall, this hip and easy hang-out also doubles as a nerve centre of sorts for arty happenings involving film, performance and fashion. The hybrid cafe and cultural centre serve…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Bern


Host to an action-packed Saturday-night club, this industrial brick riverside building also stages concerts, festivals and contemporary dance; check the website for details.
Arts Centre in Lugano

LAC – Lugano Arte e Cultura

Lugano is justifiably proud of its cutting-edge new cultural centre, which has given the city its artistic mojo back. It brings together contemporary art (at the MASI), music, theatre, poetry recitals, workshops and…
Live Music in Zürich

Rote Fabrik

With a fabulous lakeside location, this multifaceted performing-arts centre stages rock, jazz and hip-hop concerts, original-language films, theatre and dance performances. There’s also a bar and a restaurant. Take …
Theatre in Zürich

Theater Neumarkt

Regularly hitting the headlines for its controversial plays, the Theater Neumarkt shows contemporary and experimental productions in a converted guild house. It also has a charming cafe-bar and a restaurant with a b…
Cinema in Geneva


Free summer movie series, held under the stars in Parc de la Perle du Lac. For more comfortable viewing, arrive early and rent a transat (lounge chair, Sfr5).
Arts Centre in Chur

Werkstatt Chur

A coppersmith factory turned dynamic cultural centre, hosting gigs, jam sessions, art-house film screenings, plays and parties. See the website for what's coming up.