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The Semi-Circle

   English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975
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Who we are

The Semi-Circle is Basel's English language amateur theater group. We are an association (Verein) under Swiss law.


For 45 years we have been staging plays and musicals of various genres and by many different playwrights, including Ayckbourne, Coward, Pinter, Shaw, Wilde, Williams and many others as well as plays written by our own members (see our Productions page). There are usually two productions a year, one of which is a full-length play and the other a group of shorter one-act plays. These are time-consuming but tremendously rewarding endeavors for the people involved.


Our other activities include monthly play readings (see our Play Readings page), rehearsed play readings, workshops, and social events. We regularly participate in drama festivals such as FEATS (Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies), and our entries have won a number of prizes, most recently in 2019 with "Playing with Daisy" (more information on our Festivals page).             


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