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Best Musicals in Switzerland in 2023

Switzerland routinely attracts some top-notch Broadway musicals. Over the years, almost every major Broadway show has stopped in Switzerland, allowing fans to experience the vibes firsthand.

In 2023, we will be privy to an excellent line-up of original Broadway musicals in Switzerland. From Tony Award-winning shows to stunningly choreographed performances, these musicals in Switzerland will surely leave your heart and mind singing and dancing! In our overview, we have only included original English-language productions.

The CATS Musical in Basel

Jan 10 - 22, 2023
Musical Theater Basel

Musicals in Switzerland - CATS
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece CATS combines stirring music, sensational dancing, and spectacular costumes to create a thrilling whole. Since its initial performance in 1981, the CATS Musical has won seven Tony Awards and has been seen by more than 73 million fans worldwide.

CATS is the longest-running musical in the world. And whether performed at London’s West End, New York’s Broadway, or the Musical Theater Basel, CATS is the most magical musical in the world.

Get tickets for Basel

  • Running time: 2 hrs 30 min
  • Intermission: yes
  • Minimum age: 6+ years
  • Tickets start at CHF 60

WEST SIDE STORY Musical in Switzerland

Jan 17 - 29, 2023, Theater 11 in Zürich
Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2023, Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne

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Millions worldwide have seen the West Side Story Musical since it first premiered on Broadway in 1957. The musical returns to Zürich and Lausanne as a new production with a troupe of energetic young actors. The timeless love story is set in New York's Upper West Side of the 1950s, making this musical a welcome escape to the good old days.

Get tickets

  • Running time: 2 hrs 30 min
  • Intermission: yes
  • Minimum age: 12+ years
  • Tickets start at CHF 60

STOMP is about to hit Zürich

Jan 31 - Feb 5, 2023
Theater 11 in Zürich

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STOMP guarantees to astonish and exhaust your eyes, ears, and cheek muscles. Armed with nothing but junk and an infectious pulse, the cast returns to Zürich with a fresh spectacle. Since their last tour, they have added two new numbers, Suitcases and Poltergeist.

Using everyday objects such as matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, and entire sinks, the performers build up mesmerizing sound schemes. STOMP is back in Switzerland: it’s faster and funnier than ever!

Get tickets for Zürich

  • Running time: 1 hrs 40 min
  • Intermission: no
  • Minimum age: N/A
  • Tickets start at CHF 50

Blue Man Group BLUEVOLUTION World Tour

Mar 29 - Apr 2, 2023
Theater 11 in Zürich

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The Blue Man Group knows how to make percussion instruments look cool. Returning to Zürich on their BLUEVOLUTION World Tour, the group opens the stage to a new character. The “Musician” is said to showcase her drumming and percussion skills throughout the show, blending popular classics with some new works. 

The blend of music and comedy speaks to all ages and requires no dialogue. We had seen the Blue Man Group during a prior tour and left the theater with mixed feelings. While it was non-stop action, we felt performers behind rubber masks will always play in a different league than musical actors. But see for yourself and let us know what you think!

Get tickets for Zürich

  • Running time: 1 hrs 30 min
  • Intermission: no
  • Minimum age: N/A
  • Tickets start at CHF 49

The Wall - The Pink Floyd's Rock Opera

Nov 16, 2023
Arena Genève

The contemporary ballet adaptation of Pink Floyd's original album has never been seen in Switzerland. The Wall - The Pink Floyd's Rock Opera is an immersive experience created in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary in 2019.

Carried by the choreography of Johan Nus, the album's tracks are performed live on stage at the Arena Genève. Through the precision of the dancers and the sheer accuracy of the set, the scenography gives a new face to the original work.

Get tickets for Geneva

  • Running time: N/A
  • Intermission: N/A
  • Minimum age: 6+ years
  • Tickets start at CHF 49

Disney’s THE LION KING Musical

Nov 23, 2023 - Jan 14, 2024
Theater 11 in Zürich

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Hakuna matata! The catchy tunes, beautiful costumes, and captivating choreography of this hit musical will surely leave lasting memories. The Broadway adaptation of THE LION KING magnificently reconstructs the story of Simba, the future king of the Serengeti.

The Zurich show features more than 50 performers and speaks to all ages. And this is the ideal time to listen because the original English-language production has never been performed in Zürich.

Get tickets for Zürich

  • Running time: 2 hrs 30 min
  • Intermission: yes
  • Minimum age: 6+ years
  • Tickets start at CHF 79


As you can tell, you'll have plenty of options if you're looking for a Broadway musical in Switzerland. Whether you're a fan of classic musicals or want to try something new, these gigs should have you covered in 2023!

Dimitri Burkhard

As the founder, editor, and community manager of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about storytelling and is a member of Swiss Travel Communicators.

Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.

Dimitri Burkhard

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