Theatre and cinema
Theatre lovers get their money's worth in Baden. Baden offers world-class theatre with guest performances by renowned Swiss and international theatre companies.
Enjoy cultural treats and refreshments in the Kurtheater, which seats 600, in the ThiK, a very professionally managed small theatre in the "Kornhaus" granary, or on the two mini stages of Teatro Palino with its iconic "UnvermeidBAR" café.
Or, for something a bit more exotic: Nateschwara is home to the first theatre in Europe for Indian dance and music. The dance company has created a unique name for itself internationally.
Incidentally, Baden becomes a stage for the imagination in June in even calendar years. The Figura theatre festival is the magic word.
You can find more information and the cultural programme of different theatres directly on the respective websites or on the Kulturagenda.
Film culture and cult films
Baden has been closely linked with the history of cinema in Switzerland since the 1920s. Four years after the invention of film, Jean Speck opened Switzerland's first cinema in Zurich. On 25 December 1899, Speck offered the amazed audience a true sensation. He showed three-minute films and triggered a flurry of enthusiasm in the first permanent cinema in Switzerland. In the same year, his nephew Eugen Sterk, founder of the Baden Sterk cinema dynasty, joined the company.