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.

The Semi-Circle is pleased to announce our Autumn production


The production comprises four one-act plays to be performed at the 

Theatre Arlecchino, Walkeweg 122, 4052 Basel, 

8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 November 2018.

The plays are:

Carbon Dating - by Chloe Hannah

Director: John C Hyland, 

Assistant Director: Chloe Hannah

M is for Moon among other Things – by Tom Stoppard 

Director: Georgina Rotter

Over the Top – by Geoff Parker

Director: Diana Zuger

Playing with Daisy– by Eleanor Fossey

Director: David Cox

We now invite you to take part in the auditions, details of which are as follows :


Auditions will take place at

Theater Arlecchino, Walkeweg 122, 4052 Basel


Saturday 14 July :           10.00 12.00

Wednesday 18 July:       18.00-20.00

 If you would like to audition for this new production, just complete the audition form which you can download here and send to as soon as possible and by Wednesday 11 July  at the very latest.

 We are also looking for volunteers for the Crew and for 1-2 volunteers for the audition dates. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following roles, please write directly to

  ·        Production manager

  ·        Leader for props and set pieces

  ·        Front of house manager

  ·        Light and sound board operators

  ·        Stage crew

 We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

 Many congratulations to the cast and crew
 of our Spring 2018 production of 


   The piece once again superbly demonstrated the
   talents of the members of the Semi-Circle with
   their ability to produce and perform plays with
   complex subjects and fascinating insights
   into contemporary society   


Details of the "Top Girls" production are available on the "Productions" page


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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     Individual: CHF 50

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