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).



La Bâtie - festival

La Bâtie
© Neo Neo

La Bâtie Geneva Festival is back! 16 days to discover the must of contemporary performing arts: dance, music, theatre, performance in Geneva and its neighborhoods.
Following shows in English

1st - 16th September 2017

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The Saga of the Giants

The Saga of the Giants
© Royal de Luxe

Geneva will live at the pace of two incredible female giants, over 8 meters tall, of the Royal de Luxe compagny. One is an endearing Grandmother, the other a Small  Giant… and they are joined by their loyal Lilliput helpers. The XXL Street Theater Company will stop in Geneva with all its poetry and humanity for a unique, free  show accessible to all.

29th September - 1st October 2017

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© Museum

Thousands of ants invade the Museum!
After the dinosaurs, the ants are honored a to celebrate the 2nd act of the 50th anniversary.
Ants still talking about evolution, ecology and anatomy: remarkable adaptation to many environments, exceptional diversity, spectacular social behaviors ...

20th May - 7th January

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Save the date! No'Photo


The City of Geneva is organizing the first Night of photography in Geneva. The Grütli, MEG, Auditorium Arditi, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain, Musée Rath and more cultural hotspots in Geneva will open their spaces to many photographers involved in this exceptional event exploring subjects as wide-ranging as Migration and Territories, Contemporary Art, Human Rights, Photography Collections, Genevan Selection and Inhabitants.

Projections, exhibitions, conferences or even photographic studios.

14th of October, 2017 / 5pm to 2am

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The Paradises, annual report

Les paradis
© Paolo Woods, Gabriele Galimberti

The brilliant photographic investigation work “Les Paradises, annual report" by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti - acclaimed at the Rencontre d'Arles 2015, will be exhibited at Parc des Bastions. For more than two years, the two photographers have traveled to offshore centers that embody tax evasion, secrecy, offshore banking and extreme wealth, guided by a single obsession: to translate into images these immaterial subjects .

Until 1st of October 2017

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Cultural trails


Agenda juillet - décembre 2017



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