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 delighted to announce the six short plays to be performed at our autumn 2019 production.

The plays, in no particular order, are:

Swiss Twist by Chloë Hannah, directed by Chloë Hannah & Estela Celi

Time Flies   by David Ives, directed by Georgina Rotter

Whats Been Buggin' Stuart by Chloë Hannah, directed by Michael Clarke

While You Were Sleeping by Alex Broun, directed by Richard Brown

Platinum      by Roger Bonner, directed by Catherine Matter

Eugenically Speaking by Edward Goodman, directed by Diana Zuger

The Autumn production will take place at the Theater Arlecchino,  Walkeweg 122, 4052 Basel on the following dates

3-5 November: Move-in and dress rehearsals

7,8,9 and 14,15,16 November. Performances


** We would like to invite you to support the production ** 

Auditions have now taken place and the cast list will be announced soon

Very many thanks to all of you who have auditioned and/or shown an interest in taking an acting role

** You can also join our Production Team **

If you would be interested in supporting the production by joining the Production Team please also check out and download the Audition form where you will see a list of available non-acting roles. We would love to hear from you!

please complete the form which can be downloaded by clicking on the "Audition form" below. 

Audition Form  

Forms can be sent to  


The Semi-Circle's smash hit playing of

Woody Allen's "Don 't Drink The Water"

performed at the Theater Tabourettli in central Basel

has now closed.

Congratulations to all concerned.

You can see all the details on our past productions page by clicking here

Breaking News:     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 are on our Festivals page here and
photos will soon follow !!

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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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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