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
© M. Dégerine

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 showing in English. Additionally, every municipal library has a selection of English language books, and the City’s museums and art galleries all provide English-language commentaries. And do not forget to look in on 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).



Fête de la danse

Fête de la danse 2017
© David Bourgeade

Fête de la danse is a few days to dance together in theaters, cultural centers and public spaces. From hip-hop to tango, contemporary dance to the waltz or folk dances, each to cook his favorite program!

5-7 May 2017

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Nuit des Musées/Night of Museums

Nuit des musées 2017

Happy Museum Night will start about 5pm (or 6pm depending of the institutions) to midnight and will propose tours, workshops, screenings and many more activities to bring public in the amazing world. On 21st of May, International Museums Day, visitors are welcome to take part in the rich array of free activities.

20-21 May 2017

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Mapping Festival

Mapping Festival 2017
© Dimitri Delcourt

The festival is now a major event in the fields of image generation, technological creation and exploration, attracting both professional and general audience. Working with several venues and open spaces in the city, it alternates audio-visual performances, installations, clubbing, architectural mapping, as well as workshops and conferences.

18-28 May 2017

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Week-end en fanfare

Weekend en fanfare 2017

This weekend free concert offers an opportunity to discover many bands, choirs, fifes and drums, accordion societies which constitute an important part of the wealth of musical life in Geneva.

20-21 May 2017

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Cultural trails


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