Welcome to Semi-Circle

The English Language Theatre Group



Semi-Circle is a non-profit English language theatre group, based in Basel.  Founded in 1975, we operate entirely with volunteers, staging two productions every year - usually in June and November.  We also hold monthly Play Readings.  It is our aim to bring to life on stage dramatic works in the English language.  Scroll down for links if you would like to join us and/or support us.



Our first Production in 2016 is "DRACULA"

Originally dramatized by John L Balderston & Hamilton Deane from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, as adapted by William McNulty


Performance dates: 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 June 2016


At: Rampe Theater, Zentrum Borromäum, Byfangweg 6, 4051 Basel.


Director: Luca Manganelli

Dracula rehearsals are now well under way. "I wanted to create a horror atmosphere but with a strong visual impact: esthetically rich and striking, where horror and beauty combine," explains director Luca Manganelli about his vision. 

"Recently, many attempts have been made to give to the vampire a romantic soul, in an attempt to explain his evil actions." However Luca believes that, at the origin of the legend, there is nothing romantic. "The vampire is a monster, blood-thirsty and without any human feeling or emotions. A refined animal hunting for his prey, and probably part of his eternal fascination lies in the fact that he is mirroring some dark side of our souls."

Luca has had a long personal interest and fascination about the legends of vampires. "With the help of the music, set, costumes, light effects and of course a great cast, Dracula will come back to life in all his mighty beauty". 


For more information about the play, characters, etc, click here or on the poster image.

Pictures from Semi-Circle's 2015 Productions, 'True Colours' and 'Entertaining Angels':





Join us

Sign-up for news

Make a donation

It is easy to become a member of the Semi-Circle! All ages, genders and nationalities are welcome. The only prerequisite is enthusiasm and a love of the theatre. Individual membership is CHF50 per year, membership for families is CHF75 per year and student membership is CHF20 a year.


Join us

Sign up for news about our productions and other events. 

Sign up


Log in to your online profile at the top right-hand corner of this page or by clicking on the link below.

Log in

Log in to your online profile with your email address and password. 

We rely almost entirely on membership subscriptions and profits from our productions to cover our costs, so donations are always welcome. Click here for more information. 


Follow us

© Semi-Circle Basel
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software