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

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).



Quatuor Terpsycordes

Quatuor Terpsycordes
© Jean-Marc Humm

The Terpsycordes quartet celebrates its twenty years!

And to celebrate with dignity this anniversary the Geneva ensemble is playing at the Victoria Hall. The program will start with Beethoven's quartet (Opus 95) and ends with a septuor (Strauss “Metamorphoses”).

Sunday 2 April 2017

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Electron Festival

Electron Festival
© Electron

Since the beginning, Electron celebrates the local and emerging musical parish, encouraging professional encounters and happenings, notably through the matchmaking, a space for discussion between artists and professionals.

13-16 April 2017

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Le bal des voleurs
© SO2

Théâtre de Carouge

The 12th International Festival of Oriental Film celebrates dialogue and peace

FIFOG is an unmissable cinematographic event in the cultural landscape of French-speaking Switzerland, which promotes cinema, diversity and intercultural dialogue.

1-9 April 2017

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Dreams for the dreamless

ADC: Dreams for the dreamless
© DR


Gregory Stauffer's unconscious led him to a prodigious waterfall in Finland. He brings back a poetic dream box. This cascade, between reality and fiction, is like an anchor which crystallizes the new piece of Gregory Stauffer. Attentive to the surrounding environment, to ecological transformations, to listening to his intuitions, the choreographer lets his imagination run free as a wonderful dance.

Until 8 April 2017

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The Great Library in English Book Sale

The Great Library in English Book Sale
© DR

Following a very successful Autumn Book Sale, the Library in English looks forward to its Spring Book Sale. As always, public will find there thousands of second-hand books, CDs and DVDs for all the family.

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Cultural trails


Genève expositions janvier-juin 2017



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