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Open air theatre 2019 - Matterhorn: No Ladies Please!

All the information about the third edition of Zermatt open air theatre you can find here:  

Zermatt open air theatre 2019

The Zermatt Open-Air Theatre enters its second round

2017 Zermatt Open-Air Theatre from 6 July – 27 August 2017

The Zermatt Open-Air Theatre returns in the summer of 2017 with the play "Romeo und Julia am Gornergrat". The world's best-known love story will be staged from 6 July to 27 August 2017 right in front of the Matterhorn on the Riffelberg at 2,600 m.a.s.l. Inspired by Gottfried Keller's novella - A Village Romeo and Juliet - director Livia Anne Richard has rewritten this famous piece and transferred it to the mountain village of Zermatt.


The play features such versatile themes as love, freedom and the question as to whether love is stronger than anything else. The Zermatt Open-Air Theatre guarantees a unique emotion-filled experience set amid natural surroundings, and all this right in front of that mountain of mountains, the Matterhorn.

Price categories:

Normal price: Classic CHF 99.- *
Premium CHF 129.- * incl. programme booklet
Children (born up to 2000) : Classic CHF 55.- *
Premium CHF 69.- * incl. programme booklet
Wheelchair users: Classic CHF 99.-*
1 accompanying person free of charge
* Prices include Zermatt-Gornergrat return train ride on the day of the performance.  

Providers Zermatt Open-Air Theatre

The Gornergrat Bahn is delighted to be the provider of safe return transport to the theatre venue.

In addition, destination "Gornergrat 360", as one of the largest partners, offers you the perfect setting for an unforgettable day trip on the mountain.

With your theatre ticket, you will travel to the Gornergrat and back on the day of the event, thus combining your theatre visit with one of the world's most beautiful viewing platforms. Enjoy the unique 360° panorama of over 29 peaks over four-thousand metres high and enjoy a culinary pampering at the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat before watching the cultural highlight of the year.

General Information:

ROMEO UND JULIA AM GORNERGRAT will be staged in the open air no matter what the weather. We recommend you bring warm, weatherproof clothing and sun protection. Temperatures can be very low. Umbrellas are not permitted as they affect the visibility and the acoustics.


The language spoken in the play is the Walser German dialect (a written scene description will be available in German, English and French)


From 6 July to 27 August 2017 each Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30 pm, Sundays 3.00 pm