A theatre, institution of modern art, cultural think tank
and fixture on the music scene, Rote Fabrik sits at the epicentre of Zürich’s
contemporary arts scene. They arrange around 100 concerts a year (see Clubs),
have a theatre department that is a platform for experimental work and host
political and cultural discussions.
Also housed within Rote Fabrik is the
Shedhalle, a contemporary art institution that holds thematic exhibitions on
political subjects as diverse as technology, pop music, architecture and
feminism. If the culture gets all too much, sustenance is on hand at the charmingly alternative Ziegel Oh Lac restaurant.