About the Festspiele Zürich
The Festspiele Zürich is an event supported by Zurich’s cultural institutions. It takes place over four weeks in June and July. The festival is organised by the “Zürcher Festspielstiftung”, a foundation created in 1996. Zurich Opera House, Schauspielhaus, Tonhalle-Orchester and Kunsthaus, devise the programme with regular participation from the Rietberg Museum, Gessnerallee Zürich and the Neumarkt and Rigiblick theatres. The Festspiele Zürich also aim to be a platform for other establishments and institutions, each of which add to Zurich’s appeal as a city of culture and enrich the festival’s programme in their own way. Animated by a common theme, the festival provides the occasion for a summer meeting of the arts which reflects the diversity of Zurich’s cultural life. A lively celebration for Zurich and its visitors, the festival invites audiences to take a fresh look at themes and areas of the city.