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

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).



Mapping Festival

Mapping Festival
© Mapping Festival

28.4 – 8.5.16

The Mapping Festival, dedicated to audio-visual art and digital culture, celebrates this year its 12th edition. The festival is now a major event in the fields of image generation, technological creation and exploration, attracting both professional and general audience. Mapping Festival proposes workshops, events and exhibitions exploring audiovisual performances.

Le Commun (BAC) – Main venu of Mapping Festival
Ground floor and 1st floor
Rue des Bains 28

Fête de la danse

Fête de la danse
© Brigite Faessler


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!


Don Austérité

Don Austerité
© DR


Foofwa d'Imobilité et Jonathan O'Hear
salle des Eaux-Vives

Nuit des musées

Nuit des musées 2016
© Trivial Mass

21-22 May 2016

Magical 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 22 May, International Museums Day, visitors are welcome to take part in the rich array of free activities.

Week-end en fanfare

Week-end en Fanfare
© Atelier XL

21-22 May 2016

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.

Cultural trails


Expositions temporaires de la Ville de Genève janvier-juin 2016