Ville de Genève


Arts and Culture in Geneva in English

The following web pages contain a directory of cultural activities which can be enjoyed in Geneva by English-speakers without any knowledge of French.
in English culture Ville de Genève 2013
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A dynamic, international city like Geneva devotes a large part of its budget to cultural affairs. Supporting creativity in the arts and facilitating public access to culture in all its forms are the principal policy objectives of the Department of Culture and Sport.

The following web pages contain a directory of cultural activities which can be enjoyed by English-speakers without any knowledge of French. Just one click away is everything you need to know about a variety of presentations, from art exhibitions to all theatre and cinema productions in English. Additionally, every municipal library has a selection of English language books, and the City’s museums and art galleries provide English-language commentaries. Do not forget to look into the City of Geneva and its annual neighbourhood events, such as watching a procession in period costume to celebrate the Escalade.

Wishing you lots of exciting discoveries as you explore the City of Geneva’s cultural scene!

Living in Geneva

Culture and art

The Arts Centre |
The Arts Centre offers, in particular, staged productions, workshops and conferences and welcomes resident professional artists.

L’Abri |
L'Abri is a performance space, exhibition, rehearsal, exchange and artistic experimentation for young talents.

Useful links |
English community online to meet expats & locals in Geneva, join local activities and share information.

Geneva |
Everything you need for life in the Lake Geneva region

Know-it-all passport® |
English-language guidebook and community website for Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France

Geneva Tourism |
Geneva Tourism & Conventions will guide you through the city and its region. Find all informations you need: walks, events, and exhibitions.

CAGI- Geneva Welcome Center |
CAGI's web-portal dedicated to welcoming International in Geneva

Local media in english

WRS, Lake Geneva’s Voice |
The english language radio station (the only English-language radio broadcasting in Switzerland and works with BBC World Service).

Le News |
Le News - Weekly Swiss News in English (Free, Le News is published every two weeks, on a Thursday).





The City of Geneva is organizing the first Night of photography in Geneva. The Grütli, MEG, Auditorium Arditi, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Musée Rath and more cultural hotspots in Geneva will open their spaces to many photographers involved in this exceptional event exploring subjects as wide-ranging as Migration and Territories, Contemporary Art, Human Rights, Photography Collections, Genevan Selection and Inhabitants. Projections, exhibitions, conferences or even photographic studios.

14th of October 2017  / 5pm to 2am

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Animatou International animation film festival
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Animatou - International animation film festival

Only event in Suisse Romande focus on animation, Festival Animatou presents some 250 shorts and features international films.

6-15 October 2017

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Concerts du dimanche 2018
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Concerts du dimanche

The result of multiple collaborations with Geneva music field, this new season of the Sunday concerts enables you to discover a wide variety of programs and aesthetics. Eight concerts to discover all the qualities of the exceptional venue concert hall that is the Victoria Hall.

From October 2017 to May 2018

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Photographic Survey by Elisa Larvego
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Photographic Survey by Elisa Larvego

Elisa Larvego completes the 2016 photographic survey. Every year since 2016, a professional photographer who works in Geneva is given a mandate to participate in the documentation of the territory. Elisa Larvego, a Geneva photographer selected by an expert committee, conducts the first survey with a societal perspective.

5th of October to 5th of November 2017

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Cultural trails


Agenda juillet - décembre 2017



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