We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
In high demand - travelers recommend booking ahead!
All photos (342)
All photos (342)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“opera house”(60 reviews)
“la boheme”(4 reviews)
This famous performance hall, built in the late 19th century, hosts frequent dramatic and musical events.
Falkenstrasse 1 | Nearest station: Zürich Stadelhofen, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Opernhaus Zurich
from $34.72
More Info
from $108.51
More Info
Reviews (331)
Filter reviews
138 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews opera house great performance la boheme wonderful building big square swiss city christmas market zurich lake old town ballet theatre orchestra stage tickets tenor intermission subtitles
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 138 reviews
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Opera House gives tours. They let you in a room and you take a number. Someone comes to the glass window and informs you in English that they give tours. However, most days the tours are only in German. They also only give tours occasionally...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MayfieldParrish
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful piece of architecture where some of the best opera pieces are staged all year round. If possible go for it or, at least, take a time to visit the building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank carlosmp
Reviewed January 2, 2019

This was a last-minute addition to our itinerary. We saw an opera and it was a cool experience and a beautiful building, as you'd expect. That's even though we had horrible seats (on the side, the top level, back row -- hard for some of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RussellM486
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Well done, 2018 view on a German classic. Opera house was beautiful and well Laid out. Our view was obstructed as it said on the tickets. Great subtitles to allow you to follow shortly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mireillee2018
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Right in front of Zurich opera house this Christmas market bustles with people from after work. Mainly food and drink based with just about every type of food you can imagine. Seems people meet for a social get together at these markets even if it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emelian
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We loved this building especially since it was right next to the Christmas Market. The design is beautiful, especially at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank steverainville99
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Wonderful building, amazingly illuminated, we couldn't visit because of the Film Festival, but from outside, this building is a great example of architecture, and a magnificent space for arts, specially opera and ballet

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank christianmadriz1982
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Finally went to see la boheme, and even though I spend months each year in Zurich, the first time at th opera house. Bought my ticket online, but it did not say I wouldn’t be able to see anything. Tiny seats, they stick extra chairs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah33333
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

While in Zurich, my wife and I went to see Carmen at the Zurich opera house. It’s a small theater. They have an interesting custom of kicking everyone out of the auditorium during the intermission. Perhaps this is so they can sell more concessions. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank keoleoleo
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Came here for a performance while in town, and I was totally impressed. It is easily accessible by public transit, and also within walking distance from Old Town area. Once inside you get the feel of how intimate it is, which I find it more...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank asrisopha
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 139 nearby hotels
Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador Zurich
631 reviews
.07 miles away
Opera Hotel Zurich
509 reviews
.08 miles away
Romantik Hotel Europe
467 reviews
.08 miles away
Hotel Seehof
268 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,272 nearby restaurants
Confiserie Sprungli
1,862 reviews
.08 miles away
Restaurant Opera
347 reviews
.06 miles away
766 reviews
.05 miles away
256 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 656 nearby attractions
Bar am Wasser
9 reviews
.29 miles away
Lake Zurich
5,494 reviews
.13 miles away
Bellevue Square
376 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Opernhaus Zurich staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines