Theaterplatz-Fest: A neighborhood celebrates culture

Within walking distance around Theaterplatz, unique architecture, film, gastronomy, history, art, literature, music, social work, and theater come together to form a polyphonic cultural and dwelling place.

Within the framework of an extraordinary cooperation, 11 institutions invite you to a neighborhood festival on Saturday, 11.9.2021, which makes the diversity of cultural offerings in the heart of Basel visible and tangible. Starting at 11 am, there will be a joint celebration with open doors and arms, staged walks through the adjacent institutions, performances, happenings, exhibitions, concerts, and food stands.

11 am–6 pm
Free entrance to Matthew Angelo Harrison’s exhibition Proto and the group exhibition INFORMATION (Today)

11 am–6 pm
Screen printing workshop: Bring your own tote bags or T-shirts and print them with motifs and logotypes, in front of Kunsthalle Basel’s workshop (Klostergasse 5)

11 am–6 pm
Walking tours through the Theaterplatz-neighborhood: The path leads through all cultural institutions of the neighborhood, a free discovery tour to numerous non-public places behind the scenes

1–1:40 pm
Artist talk and discussion with Werner von Mutzenbecher in front of his artwork 261 m über Meer in dialect, in the Theater Passage

2–6 pm
Mal•Mal: Grab a pen and paper and draw while a model interacts with architectural elements on Theaterplatz, by the Fasnacht-Brunnen

4–6 pm
Opening: Swiss artist Yoan Mudry (* 1990) presents his latest and largest work to date on the back wall of Kunsthalle Basel

You can find the full program of all 11 participating institutions at