In the summer of 2006, the St. Gallen Festival took place for the first time and was a great success. To date over 26,000 enthusiastic spectators have visited the ten-day Festival, whose highlight is the open-air production of a rare opera in the courtyard of the Abbey.
Thun’s lake stage has been in existence since 2003. Already with its first five productions, "Evita", "Anatevka" (“Fiddler on the Roof”), "Miss Saigon", "Elisabeth" and "Les Misérables", the Lake Thun Festival has established itself in Switzerland and in the neighboring countries.
An international chamber music festival within the medieval walls of the Castello Montebello in Bellinzona (since 2000 UNESCO World Cultural Heritage). This is a music cycle with a unique atmosphere that offers the opportunity to meet the musicians personally.
The tradition of the William Tell Open-Air Theatre in Interlaken began in 1912. Since then, Friedrich Schiller's play "William Tell" has been performed from 1912 to 1914, from 1931 to 1939 and every year since 1947, in the Rugen woods in Matten. Performances were only interrupted during the two world wars.