Die Herzbaracke on Lake Zurich

Have you ever visited the “Herzbaracke” in Zurich? It’s actually a cross between a boat and a  “floating theatre”, equipped with a with a restaurant and a stage and all beautifully  decorated in  the style of “la Belle Epoque”. They perform dance productions, recitals, concerts, pantomime, literary cabaret in a very friendly atmosphere while you have a meal or just a drink. For the program click here.

die Herzbaracke, Lake Zurich
Federico Emanuel Pfaffen sails all year round on Lake Zurich, docking at different locations to present a wide variety of productions. The Herzbaracke will be in Zurich from November to March.

die Herzbaracke, Lake Zurich

Tickets now on sale for Zurich Comedy Club’s “Season’s Greetings” by Alan Ayckbourn

Ok, it’s a little early to be thinking of Christmas, but this theatre production by the Zurich Comedy Club looks like one not to be missed! It will be performed in Zurich’s “Theater im Seefeld”, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich on Weds November 7th, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th and Tues 13th, Weds 14th, Thurs 15th and Friday 16th at 19.30 as well as on Saturdays November 10th and 17th at 17.00 – and tickets are now available for purchase!

To set the scene: It is Christmas and Belinda and Neville are celebrating with relatives and friends. The family includes Neville’s alcoholic sister, Phyllis, and her husband Bernard, an incompetent doctor whose annual puppet shows are disastrous and boring to young and old alike. Add Neville’s friend Eddie and his pregnant wife, Pattie, Uncle Harvey, a slightly senile retired security guard and TV addict, Rachel, Belinda’s unmarried and emotionally unstable sister, and finally Clive, a writer in an unsuccessful relationship with Rachel. Forced together over 3 days at Christmas, the chaotic atmosphere becomes explosive… For more information and to buy tickets please click here.


Apparently, after watching this YOUR Christmas will seem quite normal!  Enjoy!

Photos: Zurich Comedy Club

The Zurich Opera House Open Day in pictures

Did you visit Zurich Opera House’s Open Day last Saturday? If you did you had the opportunity not only to see special performances and taster sessions, but also to listen to chamber music in the “Room of Mirrors” to check out the views from different seats in the theatre, to look behind the scenes and watch demonstration of “fake snow” and “fake fires” taking place on stage as well as disappearing doors and other theatrical devices.

One of the best areas was the Wardrobe section where you had access to period costumes and with the help of very competent “wardrobe mistresses” you could actually choose a costume to try on, along with co-ordinating hats, brollies and even tiaras.

The Opera House is home to opera, ballet, concerts and lots more. It is located centrally in Zurich with views right over the lake and is close to Stadelhofen railway station and is well connected for trams.

Fancy watching Salome, Tosca or Jenufa – all of which will be performing soon? To check out the current Opera Programme click here. Romeo and Juliet as well as Swan Lake ballets will be performing soon as well and for the full Ballet Programme click here. The programme for the Philharmonic Concerts is available here.

Zurich Opera House – well worth a visit.

Picture: Zurich Opera House
Photos: NewInZurich

Shadowland On in Basel till Sunday 2nd September

If you’re interested in seeing the amazing dance troupe Shadowland whilst before they finish their run in Basel – they are still on till Sunday 2nd September and there are still some tickets available.  For more information click here. If you haven’t seen them before click here to see a preview.

Theater Spektakel in Zurich – 16th August – 2nd September


The Theater Spektakel has just started in Zurich and runs for 3 weeks till 2nd September. Lots of fun for all the family – concerts, music, dance, art. entertainment in all different forms, activities for children and lots more. It all takes place at Landiwiese and there is also a great array of wonderful food and drink to enjoy as well. For a full programme of all the events in English just click here.