Zürich entertainment

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, and theatre and dance performances. There’s also a bar and a restaurant. T…
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…
Live Music in Zürich


A leftover hut from the area’s industrial days, the Helsinki attracts people of all tastes and ages for its low-lit, relaxed band scene. On Sundays, catch house band Hollander Trio from Hell (country, rockabilly, ro…
Cinema in Zürich

RiffRaff Kino

From Jim Jarmusch films and Bollywood flicks to independent Swiss productions, this art-house four-screen cinema is a cinephile hot spot. Films have been shown at this address since 1913 when the old Volkstheater pr…
Cinema in Zürich


Cinema, events hall, bookshop, bistro, bar: Kosmos has many faces. The cinema screens art-house movies, and an extensive events list ranges from readings by literary stars such as as Arundhati Roy to discussion pane…
Concert Venue in Zürich

Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo

Offering workshops for teenagers by day, this cultural hub hosts parties and concerts at night. The musical spectrum ranges from hip-hop to metal and punk and the entry price is always reasonable. Arrive early and h…
Live Music in Zürich

Bogen F

This vibrant performance space, attached to its eponymous cafe in Kreis 5's Viadukt complex, brings in indie bands from all over the world (recent performers hail from as far away as the US, Canada, Sweden, South Af…
Opera in Zürich


Behind an opulent neoclassical facade, the city’s premier opera house enjoys a worldwide reputation and stages top-drawer concerts, opera and ballet productions. There's also a terrific line-up of opera for children…
Live Music in Zürich


Though this is one of Zürich's top jazz spots, other musical genres including funk, hip hop, swing, Latin and world music also grab the occasional spot on its busy calendar.
Classical Music in Zürich


An opulent venue used by Zürich’s orchestra and chamber orchestra.