Writing our history

Season 2019-20

A creative theatre, Comédie de Genève offers contemporary plays that address who we are, and writes our story.

Getting out of the house. Going to the theatre. Changing pace, taking a little time for yourself, your digital life set on “airplane mode”. Attending a ceremony, a celebration of sorts. Our ritual, your ritual.

Theatre is so ancient, and yet it is present, always in the present, it requires us to be in the present, which is not always that easy…

Sitting on the roof of La Comédie. Looking ahead. Staring at the future. The horizon so close. Tomorrow we’ll leave this building. Tomorrow we’ll stay together. We’ll stick together. Promise! We’ll take Olga, Macha and Irina, and Miss Julie, Langhoff’s as well as all the Julies from our first season with us. We’ll keep them in mind and forget nothing. Tomorrow we’ll take the ghosts, the sweet ghosts of our memories, our recent as well as older childhood memories in the second-floor balcony into a new setting, to hear and see them louder and better, all these words and movements: that’s where we’re headed together!

So, before we leave, let’s recall the beautiful things of the past and experience this 2019-20 season in the present.

This season echoes the world, revises its classics, and takes others into consideration. Together, we will look at the world and set it to rights.

Setting the world to rights at La Comédie de Genève. Wherever it may lie.

Natacha Koutchoumov & Denis Maillefer / NKDM

Discover our 2019-20 programme

Our vision, our programme selection

A creative theatre, Comédie de Genève offers large-scale projects with a strong message that is carried by bold artists. In its productions, the theatre fosters collaborations between local and international artists, particularly through the creation of an Ensemble (troupe) in 2021.

A multidisciplinary theatre, Comédie schedules unique and popular plays, promoting collaborations between institutions and a sustainable circulation of works. Aside from theatre, contemporary dance and arthouse circus also have a place in its programme. The project aims to showcase the essentials of world theatre and to help talent in Western Switzerland bloom through international exposure.

A local theatre, accessible and inclusive, Comédie opens its doors to all audiences, inviting the local population and its residents to adopt and bring to life the venue and its café. It also invites schools to discover theatre in all its forms and provides many outreach activities around the shows, which are an important marker in its DNA. The theatre’s actions aim to reduce the social and cultural divide between those who have access to culture and those who do not. It also adopts a pricing policy that aims to reduce economic barriers – another obstacle to culture.

A changing theatre, Comédie’s new building will see the light of day in 2020 and will play a central role in a new district whose soul remains to be kindled.