The Delly Theatre is located in the old town of Solothurn in a historic vaulted cellar. The name "Delly" was the call name of Adele Peter-Flury, the penultimate owner of the house. With 40 seats, a stage of 2 x 4 metres, a small bar and a WC, the Delly is the smallest theatre in the city. Following the small theatre culture of the sixties and the tradition of small cabarets of the turn of the last century in many small towns in Switzerland, the Delly opened its doors in May 2016. Since then, well over a hundred events from a wide range of music, theatre and readings have taken place.
The theatre is run on a voluntary basis and is a cultural commitment of the owners Adriana and Kuno Schaub Basso and of Veronika Fluri and Thomas Bitterli. The theatre can be rented for private and public events.
Offers for children and families
The association KinderKultur Solothurn gives children access to the arts of all kinds. During the Advent season, the Delly Theatre will be hosting the the cultural Advent calendar from 1 to 23 December. The performances are aimed at kindergarten and school children from 5 years old up to grade 3. Performances start at 5pm and last around 30 minutes.
The theatre can be hired for 150.00 per day including final cleaning for private or public events.
The theatre is not barrier-free.
Like many other cultural institutions, Corona has also affected the Theatre Delly. At present, long-term planning is hardly possible. Updated information can be found at www.theaterdelly.ch.