Lausanne Opera House

Renovated in 2012, the Lausanne Opera House sports a facade as brilliant as the virtuosos who perform on its stage. Opera obviously holds centre stage here, along with concerts, dance shows and productions for children, an audience the Lausanne institution is keen to encourage.
The programme of the Lausanne Opera House includes a series of “house” productions and world renowned shows, featuring classical or operatic singers, musicians and dancers performing to an audience from all four corners of Switzerland.

Opened in 1871, the Lausanne Opera House has benefited from several improvements over the years until the major renovation when it was closed for 5 years. In 2012, the opera house reopened its doors with new boxes, modern technical equipment and a glossy mirrored facade. The intimate interior popular with audiences remains unchanged.

The Lausanne Opera House takes its mission of raising awareness of the opera very seriously, especially with the younger audience. With “Wednesdays at the Opera”, guided tours and programmes for the local schools, children are encouraged to discover this musical art form; not forgetting the performances for young audiences included in each season’s programme.


Avenue du Théâtre 12
1005 Lausanne


+41 21 315 40 20


Useful information

Bus 8, 12, 85, 86: «Georgette» stop

What the Lausanners think
«While the interior of the opera house reminds us of Italian halls, its mirrored exterior shows us the town in an entirely new light in the form of a reflection!»
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
«Since 1871, the Lausanne Opera transports Lausanners thanks to lyric art, ballet, singing competitions and a partnership with the University of Music. Every year provides new auditory and visual marvels that fluctuate between tradition and modernity.»
Sabine, the cultural connoisseur
Sabine, the cultural connoisseur
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