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.

COVID-19 update

The Committee of the Semi-Circle have regretfully decided to cancel the  production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” at the Theatre Arlecchino scheduled for November 2020.

It has become clear that we could not fully guarantee the safety of  our cast, the crew or, indeed our audience at this time given the size of the theatre and the restrictions on space we would have to live with. In addition the available scheduling at the theatre would have made it extremely difficult to stage the piece as we believe it deserves in order to do justice to both the play and the reputation of the Semi-Circle.

We still hope to be able to present a series of short plays in November using a format suitable for the situation at the time.

Watch our virtual play reading!!

A few weeks after the lockdown The Semi-Circle switched from real to virtual play readings and it worked!

Why not take a look at our play reading video on The Semi-Circle's brand new YouTube site. You might recognise some faces and you may even want to join us for our next reading on July 22nd - see our Play Reading page for details.

You can view the video here      

The Semi-Circle's highly successful autumn production of
"Sweet Expectations" has now closed.

You can see all the details on our past productions page 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 

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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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