Cabaret Voltaire – Birthplace of the Dada Mythos

Dadaism was founded in the middle of the old town: a movement best described as a mix of art and the absurd. The Cabaret Voltaire stands at the heart of it all.

Dadaism was born in 1916 at the Cabaret Voltaire on the Spiegelgasse street. Here Hans Arp, Hugo Ball and other exiled artists got together to question the whole idea of the existing arts.

With the reopening of the Cabaret Voltaire in October 2004, Dadaism experienced an upsurge – and today exhibitions, events, a shop and bar can be found at the "Dadahaus".  In fact, the Cabaret Voltaire is due to celebrate its 100-year anniversary in the spring of 2016.

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11.30am – 5.30pm

Café / Bar
Monday to Thursday 5.30pm – 12.00am
Friday 5.30pm – 2.00am
Saturday 3.00pm – 2.00am
Sunday 4.00pm – 10.00pm