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
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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).



Foofwa d’Imobilité et Jonathan O’Hear

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In/Utile: Incorporer

In the era of reproducibility and copy-paste, the authentic choreographic gesture lies in the heart of Incorporer, second part of the Utile/Inutile project, made for a new group of young professional dancers. Their suggestion, in order to find new ways to attain fulfilment in dancing, will be commented by the blind artist Sylvie Raphoz and Foofwa from Imobilité, set in an ingenious stage production by Jonathan O’Hear.

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

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Swimming resolutely against the tide of standardized cinema, innovative and self-confident, Black Movie offers a ten-day program of emerging talents and established film-makers whose work hasn't yet been screened in Switzerland.

20-29 January 2017

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Festival Antigel 2017: A 24-Day Adventure

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

27 January-19 February 2017

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City of Geneva Museums

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  • Ariana Museum
  • Museums of Art and History
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • History of Science Museum
  • Natural History Museum

Most of Geneva's city Museums have guide lecturers who can provide you and your group with quality content tailored for your needs. All guided tours are available in English.

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A circus with orchestra

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On a stage with 5 acrobats-jugglers, 12 musicians and music notes making triple-jumps, you are invited to witness a fantastic and exciting musical show driven by madmen with unbelievable dexterity!

13-15 January 2017, Am stram Gram

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Cultural trails


Genève expositions janvier-juin 2017