Performing English language theatre in Geneva, Switzerland since 1933

The Geneva English Drama Society provides a diverse theatre programme with a wide variety of styles and periods. A typical season includes 3-4 full stage productions and 20 fortnightly staged playreadings, plus workshops and social events. The play readings normally attract 50-100 people, and provide onstage roles for both experienced and aspiring actors.



updated: 22 February 2014

English Language Theatre in Geneva

The Geneva English Drama Society (GEDS) - offers 3-4 stage productions per year, 20 some playreadings, and various social activities, all of which are described on this web site.

The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) stages small and large musical entertainment in the Geneva area. 

Tickets for GEDS and GAOS productions can be ordered and purchased online through Theatre-In-English. Also, if you would like to be on the mailing list for both GEDS and GAOS, this is the place to do it:

Theatre Someone is based in France, near Geneva. It grew out of conversations between like-minded theatre enthusiasts who were interested in using their various talents to create small, simply-staged, innovative productions in interesting venues.

The Geneva Literary Aid Society (GLAS) Performances / programmes have an emphasis on things Irish, and feature visiting actors, musicians, authors, poets, scholars, etc. To be on the mailing list:,

Acting and student performance: Simply Theatre Academy.

Some theatre-related English language services in Geneva:

World Radio Switzerland

Angloinfo Geneva. Life in and around Geneva, in English.

Off-the-Shelf English bookshop is in the centre of Geneva, with a wide range of books for adults and children. Place orders online for prompt home delivery.

The Library in English. The only English-language lending library in Geneva. We have a fantastic collection of books for all the family and we are continuously adding to our stock: you will find the latest best-sellers from the US and UK, as well as classics and a wide range of quality fiction and non-fiction. We have a wonderful range of children's books and to help spark the interest of younger children, we hold a weekly Story Hour.

Vocal Coaching: Judi Hall provides personal coaching in vocal development for a wide range of challenges, including interviews and presentations, acting, and preparation for academic qualifications including the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Music Education: Julie Tompkins-Wagner directs an annual Summer Music programe for students 4-16 years of age. The programme includes music, art, and drama.

Radio 74.

Amateur English language theatre in Europe
Links to all societies:
The Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies.

Basel: Semi-Circle.
Bern: Upstage.
Lausanne: The Village Players.
Zug: English Theatre Group of Zug.
Zurich: Zurich Comedy Club.

United Kingdom
Amateur theatre in the UK.

Theatre resources
Samuel French, Inc. The House of Plays since 1830! Play Publishers and Author's Representatives
- London.
- New York.
Makeup etc. - Charles Fox.
Theatre magazine and web site for the entertainment industry. The Stage.

Professional theatre in the United Kingdom
London theatre guide.
London theatre guide.
UK Theatre Web - Ticket links.
What's on Stage.
London Theatre Box Offices, telephones, websites.

National Theatre.
Royal Shakespeare Company.
Globe Theatre, London.

British Residents' Association of Switzerland.

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