Alte Kaserne

Whether party, concert, theater, or dancing: the Alte Kaserne in the middle of the Kasernenareal can stage everything.

It could hardly be more central: Alte Kaserne is located on the old Kasernenareal between Zurich Main Station and the trendy Langstrasse. The site is freely accessible to the public and in summer is frequently used for large events, such as Labor Day on May 1 or Zurich Pride. It is also home to two restaurants.

However, Alte Kaserne really comes to life at night, when concerts, various party series, theater, and readings attract a mixed audience to the former military barracks. Incidentally, when the locals talk about the "Kaserne”, they are usually referring to the whole site, and not just Zeughaus 5.

The venue is renowned for its easy-going and high-spirited alternative ambiance. And after a concert or before an electro swing party, it is just a short distance away from countless restaurants and bars.

Opening Hours

Open on These Days

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Generally Wednesday – Sunday, evenings (depending on the event)


Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 853 m 7 min
Zürich Airport 8.7 km 24 min
Alte Kaserne
Kanonengasse 16
8004  Zürich