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.

Friendship spreads generously, but how far can it stretch, before it snaps? Friendship can be strengthened in crisis or diluted by time. Forgotten friendships can be revived, whilst others remain uncertain. How could anyone absolutely trust a Neanderthal in a dating situation and how could one possibly befriend a robot? Find a few answers and lots of inspiration during our evening of short and friendly (?) plays.

The Semi-Circle President Mike Bray and Friendships? Director Diana Zuger have recently given an interview about our upcoming  FRIENDSHIPS? production to the English show on Radio X. 

To hear the interview and buy your tickets please click on the logo below: 

The Programme:

Carbon Dating   by  Chloe Hannah

Over The Top   by   Geoff Parker

A.I. Guy by Johnathan Edgington

Four Yorkshirewomen in Basel
inspired by The Four Yorkshiremen


M is For Moon among other things   by   Tom Stoppard

Playing With Daisy   by   Eleanor Fossey

By arrangement with United Artists, Lazy Bee Scripts and Cressrelles Publishing Company

The Semi-Circle also proudly presents a contribution from local playwright Chloe Hannah



 You can purchase tickets by clicking on the logo below: 


Further information about the cast plus some early photos can be found here


Spring Production 2019

We are very pleased to announce that the Semi-Circle Spring Production 2019 will take place in June 2019 at the iconic

Tabourettli Theatre in the center of Basel

Proposals are currently being assessed and a call for auditions will go out in December for dates in January 2019.

We are also looking for a Production Manager for this production - if you would like to be considered for this role, please write to as soon as possible.  


Details of the 2018 Spring Production of "Top Girls" 

can be viewed 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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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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