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.


Check out the Radio X English Show interview from the 1st December with The Semi-Circle President Mike Bray and the "Lockdown in Little Grimley" Directors and actors Zuzana and David Cox.

You can listen to the interview via the link here

The Semi-Circle production of 

"Lockdown in Little Grimley"

by David Tristram

has now completed its live showing before an invited audience with two very succesful performanceat the Theatre Arlecchino, Basel on November 20 & 21, 2020.

The performances were filmed and will shortly be made available for online viewing

Details of the play are available
for viewing on our
Productions page here

Donating to  

Rather than selling tickets for "Lockdown in Little Grimley" we are asking our live and online audiences if they would be prepared to make a donation via our "Caritas donation" page on the website to the Caritas charity.

The Caritas beider Basel organisation helps people in poverty in Basel and the region as well as around the world (click here for details). You may be surprised to learn that more than half a million people were already living in poverty in Switzerland before COVID-19, and the pandemic is now threatening to push many of them into crisis.

We are delighted to say that our invited audiences for the two live shows have donated  710 Swiss Francs

A grateful thankyou to you all.

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 2020 readings held monthly via Zoom - see our Play Reading page for details.

You can view the video here      

You can see all the details of The Semi-Circle's highly successful autumn 2019 production of "Sweet Expectations" 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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