A long history

The (La Poste) theater is a massive arch, in the middle of the Rhone valley. There is history behind the name La Poste, and dates back to the days when this ground was called Uberbiel (meaning, over the hills). This is where various traders met, exchanged loads from their horse carriages, and put their heavy loads on donkeys to make the journey over the high mountain passes. 

During that time the ‘post’ also operated from this building. This post and trading centre was later turned into a hotel, and the horse stable was replaced with a theatre hall.

In 1991 the theatre was rebuilt by architects Keller and Cabrini, together with local builders.

Are you interested in more from the La Poste history? You will find the detailed history from La Poste here (in German).


Next performance

Samstag, 13. Februar 2016
19.30 Uhr
Der grosse Sprung

Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2016
19.30 Uhr
Kammerorchester Basel

Donnerstag, 3. März 2016
14.30 Uhr
Pflanzen gegen Schmerzen

Samstag, 5. März 2016
19.30 Uhr
Artistika 2016

Sonntag, 6. März 2016
15.00 Uhr
Artistika für Kids

About the program

Theater La Poste
La Poste Platz 4
CH-3930 Visp
Tel. +41 (0)27 948 33 11
Fax +41 (0)27 948 33 35