Culture in Basel
One city – many stages
Theater Basel, which has twice been named “Opera house of the year” and has been invited to attend the Berliner Theatertreffen several times, attracts actors, directors and intendants from across the German-speaking world. Switzerland’s largest multipurpose theatre is home to dance, music and acting – here you can enjoy a spectrum of entertainment ranging from classic opera to modern stage shows.
But Basel’s small theatres also thrill audiences with their own sophisticated productions.
Basel is music to your ears
Both global stars and promising new talents come to Basel to showcase their skills and make their mark, however big or small it may be. Catch them at one of Europe’s most celebrated jazz clubs or in the concert halls of the new Stadtcasino, just opened in 2020. The incomparable acoustics in the new concert halls make them a coveted stage for orchestras from across the globe – but most often they showcase the Kammerorchester and Sinfonieorchester Basel.
One should not forget the many smaller events that give the city of culture its well-deserved name. Some of these have already become well-established, others are still establishing themselves. However, they all have one thing in common – the blood, sweat and tears that the promoters and event organisers put in.