We Will Rock You: Queen open the new Theater 11
Published on 4/8/2016 by
Photos: Freddy Burger Management
One of the best bands in the history of rock music ensured a passionate re-opening of Theater 11: Queen. "We Will Rock You", the musical about the British rock musicians, celebrated its première in December 2006.
Two of the band's founding members travelled specially to Zurich for the occasion: drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May, together with Ben Elton – the author of "We Will Rock You" – celebrated the première of the musical of this same name on 6 December 2006. This show about the performers of world hits including "We Are The Champions" and "Another One Bites The Dust" simultaneously marked the re-opening of Theater 11 at Messe Zürich.
Separating the building from Exhibition Hall 9 and the conversion work for the new theatre took one and a half years. Since then, Theater 11 has received many architectural awards. It is located directly adjacent to Messe Zürich and the indoor stadium and seats 1500.
The preceding theatre had been inaugurated as "Stadthof 11" in 1966 and even had a bowling alley. Following the conversion work, it was renamed "Theater 11". Up until 1997, the city of Zurich rented out the theatre to Messe Zürich. Today, it is rented out to "Freddy Burger Management". You can see the the current programme for Theater 11 here.