The Semi-Circle
   English Language Theatre in
   Basel since 1975

Welcome to The Semi-Circle

English Language Theatre Group

The Semi-Circle is a non-profit theatre group, based in Basel. Founded in 1975, we are all amateurs and we operate entirely with volunteers. It is our aim to bring to life on stage dramatic works in the English language and to stage two productions every year. We also hold some special events for members only, and monthly Play Readings which are open to all.

If you didn't manage to catch it live you can listen to the Radio X English show interview with Semi-Circle President Mike Bray and writer Roger Bonner discussing our upcoming production


Just click on the Radio X logo below

Some tickets are still available (see below)

****** TICKETS ******

We are pleased to announce that tickets for our autumn production SWEET EXPECTATIONS are now on sale.

Tickets can be purchased on line from Starticket by clicking on the logo below

Tickets are also available from the following outlets: 

Die Post, Manor, Bider & Tanner, Coop City, Basler Verkehrsbetriebe (Barfi), Hotelplan, Travelhouse, Globus Reisen, Plattfon Records and, as usual, at the evening box office 

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If you would be interested in joining the Production Team either behind the scenes or Front of House please contact us via  

The Semi-Circle is delighted to announce our cast list for:



    “What’s Been Bugging Stuart” by Chloe Hannah

Director:           Michael Clarke

Cast:    Stuart:       Sohail Sheikh

        Mosquito:       Olga Gentil

             Emma:        Esti Aranaga


    “Platinum” by Roger Bonner

Director:           Catherine Matter

Cast:   Archie:      Eric Collino

             Mabel:      Valerie Walder


    "Swiss Twist" by Chloe Hannah

Directors:          Chloe Hannah and Estela Celi

Cast:     Mario:     Gianluca Rossato

             Randy:     Vance White

              Helga:     Florence Schlumberger

           Victoria:     Estela Celi

               Heike:     Katharina Berner

    "Time Flies" by David Ives

Director:          Georgina Rotter

Cast:     Horace:     Kunal Soni

                   May:     Meg Bogatko

Sir David Attenborough:    Norman Koeth

      “While You Were Sleeping” by Alex Broun

Director:           Richard Brown

Cast:    Dave:       Fred Zimmerman

              Kym:       Sabina Van Steenderen

        Jennifer:       Magda Bednarska

               Eva:       Alison Bolton

      “Eugenically Speaking” by Edward Goodman

Director:           Diana Zuger

Cast:         George:      Rik Deurloo

    Mr. Braithwaite:      Paul Pieterse

                        Una:     Valentina D'Allesandro

Producer:                      Montse Barbera

Assistant Producer:     Chris Jones

The performances will take place at the Theater Arlecchino,  Walkeweg 122, 4052 Basel on the 

7,8,9 and 14,15,16 November 2019 

The Semi-Circle's smash hit playing of

Woody Allen's "Don 't Drink The Water"

performed at the Theater Tabourettli in central Basel

has now closed.

Congratulations to all concerned.

You can see all the details on our past productions page by clicking here

The Semi-Circle success at FEATS 2019

The Semi-Circle team who have taken the play "Playing With Daisy" to the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS) in Munich have come away with a record breaking three main awards. 

>>> The BATS Trophy for third place overall

>>> The Grand Duchy Award for Best Stage Presentation

>>> The Marcel Huhn/Bruno Boeye Award for Stage Management

****** Heartfelt congratulations to all concerned ******

More details and photos are on our Festivals page here 

The Semi-Circle has released it's new Privacy Policies in line with the recent General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force in the EU on May 25th 2018. 

You can read these policies here

Further changes may be implemented once the new Swiss regulations have been published.

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It is easy to become a member of The Semi-Circle.  All ages, genders and nationalities welcome.  We ask only for your enthusiasm and a love of theatre.

Annual membership fees:

     Individual: CHF 50

     Family: CHF 75

     Junior/Student: CHF 20

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