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).




Animatou. International animation film festival
© Thomas Perrodin

International animation film festival
6-15 October 2016

Only event in Suisse Romande focus on animation, Festival Animatou presents some 250 shorts and features international films.

Complete program

Museum's 50th anniversary

Museum's 50th anniversary
© Julien de Preux

Until 17 March 2017

Dinosaurs are coming back to the natural History Museum for an exhibition of nearly 1,000 m2. This exhibition celebrates the paleontology with an outstanding collection of dinosaur fossils.

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© Grand Théâtre de Genève

21 October-1st November

Ballet in 2 acts:
Irisby François Couperin & Domenico Scarlatti
Vena Amoris by Jean-Philippe Rameau
After «Casse-Noisette» that thrilled a large audience in Geneva and Europe, Jeroen Verbruggen is coming back with one of the musical universe he particularly loves: Baroque music.

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Crime of the heart

© DR

Théâtre de l'Espérance

Until 1 October, 2016

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize, Crimes of the Heart is a tale of a southern american family set in 1974. In the tradition of Harper Lee and Flannery O’Connor, this play explores the tangled roots of a southern family and their social relationships, which turn out to be frightening, funny, and moving.

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Cultural trails


Brochure Genève Expositions juillet-décembre 2016