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).



Musiques en été 2017

Musiques en été 2017
© Giganto

Your musical summer will be rhythmic, multi-faceted and astonishing with jazz , classical and world music. Add to this a sparkling chamber opera production in early July, and your summer agenda is complete!

1st July- 18 August 2017

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Regards sur les MAH. Insights into Museums of Art and History

Regards sur les MAH
© Michel Juvet/MAH

Last April, the Museums of Art and History of Geneva (MAH) and iGersGeneva organized a photography contest on the subject of the 4 buildings of the MAH (the Rath Museum, the Maison Tavel, the Graphic Arts Museum / Art and Archeology Library and the Museum of Art and History). Photographers have been invited to post their photographs about those 4 Museums on Instagram, with the idea of highlighting the museum network that these different buildings form.

16 winning photographs have been selected. Printed in poster format, they are distributed in front of each entrance of the MAH from June 8 to August 27 and exposed during the  summer in Parc des Bastions (July 6 to 31) and then to Saint-Antoine promenade (August 1 to 27) .

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Botany Cultural Trail

Botany Cultural Trail
© Eddy Mottaz/Ville de Genève

The walk travels from Old Town through parks and gardens, relating anecdotes and ideas associated with the geat figures of natural history, who laid the foundations for the creation of the Botanical Conservatory and Garden.

Any time

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Save the date! Les Géants are coming to Geneva

Les Géants are coming to Geneva
© Fresh-Design

Geneva will live at the rhythm of two giants measuring about 8 meters for the Grandma Giant (5.5 meters for the Little Giant) from the Royal de Luxe company: an attaching Grandmother and a Little Giant, assisted by their Lilliputiens. 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

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MAMCO’s summer exhibitions

MAMCO’s summer exhibitions
© William Leavitt, 'Painted Image', 1972

Kelley Walker, General Idea, Swiss Pop and new displays of the collection

An invitation to reconsider techniques common to Pop art, such as collage, photography, and silkscreen printing, as well as the limits of digital image editing tools. Every first Sunday of the month:

11am-6pm: “flying guides”, young local artists trained as itinerant museum guides will be keen to answer your questions.
11:15am: Petits Rendez-vous 45-minute guided tours, filled with fun and interactive ways to discover contemporary art. For children aged from 5 to 10, accompanied by an adult.
3pm, public tours

No registration required

Until 10 September 2017

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Saint-Cathedral summer's concerts

Saint-Cathedral summer's concerts
© DR

International Organ Festival

Free concerts
June 3rd to September 30th at 6pm

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Cultural trails


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