Advance sales of tickets are handled by Ticketcorner and sales usually start four weeks before a play opens. Ticketcorner operates a website (www.ticketcorner.ch) and a call centre
(0900 800 800 / CHF1.19 per minute from a domestic landline, higher charges apply for mobile and international calls) which is open daily from 08:00 to 22:00. They also sell tickets through many retail outlets including post offices and rail stations throughout Switzerland, Coop City, Manor, and many other retailers in Zurich. Visit Ticketcorner's outlet locator to find your nearest outlet.
ZESTs base prices for tickets in the Theater im Seefeld are CHF20.80 (students), CHF29.00 (balcony) and CHF39.20 (stalls) with allocated seating (chosen at booking). Tickets for Theater STOK are CHF28 (general admission). Ticket prices for other venues may differ. Please note that Ticketcorner applies additional service charges on ticket sales, as explained in their FAQs.
For seating plans, please refer to the ticket sale pages on Ticketcorner for the specific event you wish to purchase tickets for. Generally speaking at the Theater im Seefeld, there are 12 rows of 24 seats in the stalls and 4 rows of 24 seats on the balcony, but this may vary for some performances.
ZEST does not sell tickets online, but does operate a box office (Abendkasse) on performance nights at all theatres. The box office opens one hour before each performance. All ticket purchases made at the box office can be paid for with card or cash (excluding PostFinance cards). We do not hold tickets on the box office, so it is possible that no tickets are available. To reserve tickets for collection, please contact the Ticketing Manager.
ZEST gift cards can be redeemed for any ZEST production at any venue at the box office (if there are seats for the production available). Reservations for future performances can only be made by contacting the Ticketing Manager. Each gift card entitles the bearer to one free seat (chosen at time of reservation) and one free drink at the bar before, during, or after the show. The gift card must be presented upon collection of the ticket and drink at the theatre box office and bar respectively. Gift cards can be redeemed only once and are not redeemable or refundable for cash. The value of the card will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or altered. Gift cards cannot be redeemed at our ticketing partners such as Ticketcorner. We recommend that gift card holders reserve tickets early to avoid disappointment, but last minute tickets are sometimes available at the theatre box office (Abendkasse).
Food and Drink
We offer a bar service with a selection of drinks and small snacks at all of our performances. The bars are usually open from one hour before each performance, during any intervals, and for 30 minutes after each performance. Food and drinks can be paid for with card or cash (excluding PostFinance cards) and drinks for the interval can be pre-ordered at any bar before the show to avoid the queues. Our menus vary between venues and performances, but generally consist of a selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee, red and white wine, beers (including alcohol free), and water, in addition to snacks such as Walkers™ crisps, chocolates, biscuits, cakes, and sometimes savoury snacks. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer hot food. For allergy information, please consult the Front of House Team. Please note that glasses are not permitted in the auditorium and we kindly ask for the comfort of all our guests, that loud snacks not be consumed during the show. If you're lucky enough to look under 16, please don't be offended if we ask for some form of ID.
We operate a cloakroom at all of our venues. The cloakroom is free to use and always attended by a member of the Front of House Team. Items are left at the owner's risk and ZEST accepts no liability for items left. We operate a tag system at some venues, but not all. A lost tag will cost you CHF5.
Neither the Theater im Seefeld nor the Theater STOK have their own parking spaces. We suggest that guests travel using public transport wherever possible. Public parking, however, is available within a short walk from both venues.
Access to the Theater im Seefeld is step-free and six seats are kept available at each performance at CHF38 each (three places for wheelchair users and three for those accompanying them). These may be reserved by contacting the Ticketing Manager and can be collected and paid for at the box office on the night of the performance as detailed above. The Theater STOK is a basement theatre in what was once a wine cellar with approximately 15 steps leading into the theatre and is therefore, unfortunately, inaccessible for wheelchair-bound guests. Handrails are available for guests with limited mobility and there will always be a helping hand in the Front of House Team if required.
Individuals or groups wishing to purchase blocks of tickets (at least ten for a single performance) will have the opportunity to do so before tickets go on sale to the general public. For more information and to be placed on the block bookings newsletter, please contact our block bookings email. Those subscribed to the block bookings newsletter will receive a special code for Ticketcorner enabling group bookings and group pricing. Generally speaking, we offer a discount of 10% to groups.