The Empress’s lost necklace

From 25 November to 17 December 2023

(Show in French)

In the heart of Payerne’s majestic abbey church, the story of a legendary theft emerges from the shadows of the past. At the heart of this intrigue is the precious necklace of Empress Adelaide, a woman of rare beauty whose fame extended far beyond the town: a necklace adorned with rare, sparkling jewels and the country’s most coveted treasure. However, one dark and mysterious night, a daring thief penetrated the walls of the abbey church and stole the jewel.Between breathtaking acrobatics and spellbinding dances, plunge into the heart of this enigma to unmask the culprit. All performed by talented circus artists, creating a breathtaking show.

The O’Chap company
Driven by a dream that brought the founders and their team together, the O’Chap company wants to share its passion for the circus with Swiss audiences, drawing on its experience with international circus companies such as Cirque Eloize and Les 7 Doigts de la main to create a style of show that is poetic, acrobatic and powerful.Since it was founded in 2021, the O’Chap association has created and produced 4 shows combining different disciplines, such as circus, dance and theatre. O’Chap aims to create a bridge between art and the local community.

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Adults: CHF 20
AVS and children (under 12): CHF 15.00
Free for children under 5

Tickets on sale at the Abbatiale reception desk during opening hours or on


Opéra de l’Impératrice from 12 to 20 July 2024. Tickets, information and reschedule at
July 12 performance postponed to Sunday 14.

On Monday 1 July 2024, the dormitorium will be closed. The rest of the discovery trail will remain open to visitors as usual.