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 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).



Fabienne Verdier, The Experience of Language

Fabienne Verdier, The Experience of Language

The Republic of Dictionaries (from Voltaire to Alain Rey)

The experience of language not only shows how Voltaire worked, composing several dictionaries throughout his lifetime, but also how the artist Fabienne Verdier and Alain Rey, the lexicographer, have gone about mapping a creative path running through the contents of the ‘Le Petit Robert’ dictionary around word associations.

This is an exhibition designed to be a laboratory where the visitor can trace the journey of thought and form.

3 November - 10 December 2017

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Geneva International Film Festival - GIFF

Geneva International Film Festival has been exploring the relationship between cinema, television, and new forms of digital creation since 1995, with a programme based on one simple idea: Authors are at the heart of audiovisual creation and their viewpoints are expressed through our screens.

3 - 11 November 2017

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Les Nuits du labyrinthe
© Adem

Les Nuits du labyrinthe

A shared musical vision
The numerous musicians partaking in this festival all have a powerful experience in common: they are all linked to the Labyrinth Musical Workshop, a unique music lab founded over thirty years ago in a small Cretan village by Ross Daly.
2-12 November 2017

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Cyrano de Bergerac
© Mario Del Curto/Théâtre de Carouge

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand and directed by Jean Liermier
In what is sure to be a phenomenal show, the wonderful Gilles Privat dons the famous nose and lends his incredible talent to the most popular role in the history of theatre, against a backdrop concocted by formidable stage designer Rudy Sabounghi.
Tablets with english surtitles provided on 17, 22 and 24 November

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Renegade Saints
© DR

All fresh all funny!

The Renegade Saints are a well-oiled improv comedy machine, having performed together for nearly three years and playing to sold out audiences in their incredibly popular monthly shows in Geneva. Blending a range of backgrounds in typically Genevan international community style, the Saints continue to bring their patented wit and side-splittingly hilarious fast-paced improv style for your entertainment.

November 9th, 8pm

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Cultural trails


Agenda juillet - décembre 2017



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