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. 


Our next production


26, 27, 28  October and
2, 3, 4 November 2017

Theater Arlecchino,

Walkeweg 122, 4052 Basel

box office and bar from 18.45,

performances at 19.30

Tickets CHF 30 (CHF 25 for groups of 10 or more)

online:     (additional charges apply)

outlets: Bider & Tanner, Stadtcasino, Swiss Post, Manor, Coop City (additional charges apply)

evening box office at the theatre (cash only)

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The interview on Radio X about SECRETS


an evening of short plays

"Love Forty" by Chloe Hannah

Director: John Hyland

Cast: Barbara Bekalska, Lucia Maenz Ferreyros,
Rachel Postec and Luca Manganelli

"Waiting" by Lisa Creighton

Director: Peter Hilton

Cast: Susan Aeschbach, Cathy Barker, Alison Bolton, Billy Gilbert, Adrian Chess and John Hyland

"Death Knocks" by Woody Allen

Director: Georgina Rotter

Cast: Prateek Natani and Gurpreet Singh Gill

"A Respectable Funeral" by Jimmie Chinn

Director: Diana Zuger

Cast: Sue Newstead, Joy Scherer,
Elizabeth Shaw and Michael Bray

Production Manager:  Tanja Spichty

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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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