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).



Cold Blood
© Théâtre de Carouge

Cold Blood - Only one performance in English on January 26!

An ode to life at the crossroads of several media – film, dance, music, and theatre – this show packs a strong emotional punch. Onstage, hands perform on miniature film sets. An intelligent plot unfolds like a daydream in an exquisitely translucent ballet.

From January 9 to February 3 2018

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Video Youtube

Geneva Lux Festival
© DR

Geneva Lux Festival

Geneva Lux is a festival of art through light at the darkest time of the year. Until 14 January 2018, 22 light installations by local and international light designers and artists in the city’s public spaces make a magical moment of an evening stroll through town.

1 December 2017 - 14 January 2018

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Black Movie
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Black Movie

Swimming resolutely against the tide of standardized cinema, innovative and self-confident, Black Movie offers a ten-day program of emerging talents and established film-makers whose work hasn't yet been screened in Switzerland.
19 - 28 January 2018

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Festival Antigel 2017: A 24-Day Adventure
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Festival Antigel 2017: A 24-Day Adventure

Festival Antigel will continue its exploration with a 24-day artistic journey through different municipalities featuring more than hundred shows spread across different venues. Programme is coming soon!

26 January-17 February 2018

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Cultural trails


Agenda juillet - décembre 2017



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