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).



Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

© DR

Direction : Hartmut Haenchen
Violon : Daniel Lozakovitj

Mozart, Darbellay, Martinù, Beethoven

Daniel Lozakovitj was born in April 2001 and began playing the violin in 2007. Since September 2015 he has been coached by Eduard Wulfson.

Wed 7 and Fri 9 December, Victoria Hall

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Business is business

© SO2

Théâtre de Carouge
By Octave Mirbeau

Coming from a modest background, Isidore Lechat has built himself an industrial, business, and media empire to match his oversized ambition. His desire for domination will be put to the test by his own children and by fate’s trials. Captivated by the very immediate and topical resonance of this vitriolic portrait of a money-obsessed society, Claudia Stavisky highlights the sheer force of this visionary satire which touches the heart of each one of us.  

With english surtitles on December 14th, 16th and 17th

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20 years! - Fanfareduloup Orchestra

© Fanfareduloup

The Great Charivari

The Fanfareduloup Orchestra is celebrating its 20th anniversary by inviting the 109 musicians with whom they collaborated during the last two decades. The show will features duos, trios and all kind of combos for a gigantic and unique performance.

Sat 17 December, 8pm, Alhambra Geneva

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Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement

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Centre d'art contemporain

Since its inception in 1985, the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement has provided a platform for art and ideas by surveying the ever-shifting territories of moving images while aiming to make sense of this extraordinary profusion of images that has progressively invaded all aspects of contemporary art.

Exhibitions until 29 January 2017
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Improvised Comedy in English

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by Renegade Saints

In this performance the Saints will bring their patented wit and side-splittingly hilarious fast-paced improv style for your entertainment.

Thu 8 December, 2016 - 8pm, Mr. Pickwick's Pub

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Cultural trails


Brochure Genève Expositions juillet-décembre 2016