Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire

1 Spiegelgasse
8001
Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich
8001
Working hours: 

Zunft-Studio (Crypt) and Shop
Mon–Fri: 11.00–19.00 / Sat: 10.00–18.00 / Sun: 12.00–17.00
Bar
Mon–Thu: 11.00–24.00 / Fri: 11.00–2.00 / Sat: 10.00–2.00 / Sun: 12.00–19.00
Performance Hall
Wed, Thu: 20.00–24.00 / Fri, Sat: 20.00–2.00
Admission to the Performance Hall is restricted to members of the artists’ guild. Please find more informations here.

«Dada» was one of the most important avant-garde movements in art and literature in the early 20th century. As the birthplace of «Dada», Cabaret Voltaire in the Zurich district of Niederdorf is an important cultural and culture-historical location. The competence centre for contemporary philosophical and artistic exchange with Dada offers a diverse programme of discussions, actions and exhibitions. Cabaret Voltaire offered the Dadaists a protected space, which, akin to a hospital delivery room, is clean, safe and dry. , A place where people could let themselves go. Today, Cabaret Voltaire still aims to be a place that resists practicability and in which one can lose oneself «orgiastically, contrary to everything that is useful and practical,  – to address questions that already occupied the Dadaists back then and remain relevant and topical to this day. Website