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   English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975
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How to advertise


Local businesses have been placing advertisements in our production programmes for many years. There are usually two productions per year, one in June and one in October/November. 

The size of our audience depends on the type of production and the capacity of the theatre. Our recent spring productions took place in the Theater Rampe, which has a capacity of 200. Both our 2014 spring production, "Calendar Girls" and "Dracula" in 2016 attracted an audience of between 900 and 1000. 

Our recent November productions of one-act plays, including "True Colours" in 2015 and "The Zoo Story"/"Alas, poor Fred" in 2016, have taken place in the smaller Theater Arlecchino, which has a capacity of 110. They have attracted correspondingly smaller audiences of between 400 and 500 each.

The demographic of our audience is diverse, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens. While most are members of the expatriate English-speaking community, we have also been attracting an increasing number of Swiss, German and French audience members. 

Advertisements can be placed in the programme for both productions or in one programme only. We do not charge for the programmes, although we ask that audience members make a voluntary contribution to cover design and printing costs, which can be substantial. 

The Deadline for submission of adverts is about four weeks before opening night as published on our website under "What's on" and "Next production".

Look and feel

  • Programme format is A5
  • All ads are in colour
  • PDF is preferable file format,
    but JPEG, TIFF, EPS and PSD
    are also acceptable
  • A minimum of 2 mm bleed
    around the advert is
  • Please ensure that all fonts
    are embedded when saving


 Size  Full
 Double page spread
   (297 mm wide x 210 mm high)
CHF 875 CHF 500
 Full page    
   (148 mm wide x 210 mm high)
CHF 500 CHF 285
 Half page   
   (148 mm wide x 105 mm high)
CHF 270 CHF 155
 Quarter page  
(74 mm wide x 105 mm high)
 CHF 150 CHF    85

   Our bank account details

   Post Finance

   Account Name: The Semi-Circle Basel

   Account No: 40 - 34980 - 9

   IBAN: CH91 0900 0000 4003 4980 9


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