Theatre and Dance

The cultural medium of theatre is old and current at the same time. Acting out stories on the stage and experiencing dramatics up close has lost none of its fascination. In Aarau, different professional groups like the Marie and SZENART theatres, with the Tuchlaube Theatre and the Fabrikpalast as production and event locations, guarantee an exciting theatre season.

The unconventional and often interdisciplinary programmes are enriched by amateur theatres such as the GaukeLaien, the Aarau Open-Air Theatre and the Aarau Theatre Days Festival.

Tuchlaube Theatre in the old town centre of Aarau

The Tuchlaube Theatre serves the Aarau region and is known outside of the region’s borders as the premiere and production house of Canton Aargau.


Innovative puppet theatre in the Fabrikpalast

The Fabrikpalast Aarau is a centre for innovative puppet theatre and offers marionette, object and puppet theatre between October and April.




There is a lot to explore both in and around Aarau and even beneath the city too. At ground-level you can admire historic buildings and contemporary architecture...