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).



Festival Antigel 2017

Antigel 2017
© Pablo Lavalley

Festival Antigel will continue its exploration with a 24-day artistic journey through 22 municipalities featuring 104 shows spread across 35 venues. Kronos Quartet, Moderat, Jan Martens, The Notwist and The Dandy Warhols will all take part in the adventure.

11-21 January, 8.30 pm, salle Eaux-Vives ADC

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Valentine Dance

Valentine Day MEG 2017
© Cap Loisirs

With DJ Petit Piment and Les Diplomates

Temperature will rise at the MEG during the Valentine's day ball organized in collaboration with Cap Loisirs! Festivities will begin at 8.30pm with DJ Petit Piment, famous in Ivory Coast for his coupé-décalé and unrestrained rythms.

At 10.30pm, you will embark on a journey with the duo Les Diplomates through the Havana, the West Indies and rhythms of Africa for a most groovy and hot night. Wax your shoes, because tonight you are dancing!

Friday 10 February, from 8.30pm

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Concerts du dimanche

Concert du dimanche févirer 2017
© Jean-Marc Humm

Ensemble Cantatio
Henry Purcell, «King Arthur»

«King Arthur», one of Henry Purcell's best-known plays, is classified as a semi-opera, a hybrid genre between theater and opera that was very fashionable in the 17th century. It is the story of «King Arthur» and the enchanting Merlin who try to take the beautiful Emmeline back to the King Oswald.

An irresistible concert to see at the Victoria Hall.
Sunday 28 February, 5pm

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City of Geneva Museums

Genève Expo 2017
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The City of Geneva has just published a new issue for January to June 2017, both in French and English, of the main exhibitions taking place in the city of Calvin. It covers the major museums and cultural centers, and is free to download.

Don't miss this year special events: the 50th anniversary of the Natural History Museum in Malagnou,and the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' 200th jubilee!

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Petits Rendez-vous

Petits Rendez-vous
© DR

Every first Sunday of the month at 11:15am, MAMCO offers a «Petit Rendez-vous» for children aged from 5 to 10 accompanied by an adult. These 45-minute guided tours are filled with fun and interactive ways to discover contemporary art.

Next Rendez-vous: Sunday, February 5, 2017
No registration required

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Cultural trails


Genève expositions janvier-juin 2017