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Simply Theatre

© Simply Theatre Academy 2016

Simply Theatre is celebrating 10 years this year as Switzerland’s premier English speaking performing arts training school and children’s theatre producing company. Founded by Thomas Grafton and Jenna Melling, Simply Theatre’s mission is to enrich lives and brighten futures through professional courses that build on children’s self esteem and confidence, communication and social skills as well as create magical cultural productions that broaden children’s experiences. Simply Theatre has two locations […]

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Festival Champ Libre


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of October 2015 will see the launch of the first ever Festival Champ Libre in Plan-les-Ouates (GE), a music and theatre festivals for children aged 3+. The festival’s programme will include music and cookery workshops too, as well as a Délibrunch for families on Sunday 11th of October in the Salle La Mansarde at La Julienne. This family brunch will run from 11.30am until 2.30pm and costs just […]

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The Little Prince Comes to Geneva

Le Petit Prince © Marc Vanappelghem

If you missed it in Lausanne last November, don’t worry as the children’s opera Le Petit Prince is coming to the Bâtiment des forces motrices in Geneva from the 6th to the 10th of January 2015. Suitable from age 7, this spectacular opera by Michaël Levinas – based on the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s childhood classic – has been commissioned by the Opéra de Lausanne and Opéra de Lille and first performed just two months ago. The set […]

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Sunday Breakfast with a Difference


The Am Stram Gram theatre in Geneva has come up with a fantastic idea to liven up those lazy Sunday mornings and I – for one – can’t wait to try it! Every Sunday morning in March and until the 6th of April 2014, La Brioche des Mioches welcomes children aged 5+ accompanied by their parents to a continental-style breakfast followed by a poetry & music show in French entitled “Peek-a-boo”.   The family […]

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Did You Say Concerto?


How would you like to take your children on a musical journey of discovery across time, from Vivaldi to Mozart and beyond? “Concerto, vous avez dit concerto?” is a special family concert that will be taking place at the Théâtre Forum Meyrin on Thursday 13th of March 2014 at 7pm. Suitable from age 6, the show will last approx. 1 hour so still perfect for an early bedtime!   Directed by Philippe […]

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Valentine’s Giveaway


We have a fantastic Valentine’s giveaway for our readers so book a baby-sitter for Saturday night and make sure you take part in our online competition! A huge thank you goes out to Allison Bryan for offering two tickets to her upcoming show “Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?” at Simply Theatre in Versoix. ***THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – ENTRIES WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED*** What better way to enjoy a fun […]

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See Annie the Musical in Geneva


Don’t miss Annie the musical in Geneva if you love nothing more than an all-time theatre classic, which is fun, adorable and perfect for the whole family. Annie the musical is coming at the Casino Theatre (42, rue De Carouge) from Saturday 2nd of March to Sunday 10th of March 2o13, so book your tickets now to make sure you won’t miss it. Performed in English by the Simply Theatre Academy, this heart-warming […]

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Open Day at the Grand Theatre


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the largest production theatre in French-speaking Switzerland ? If so, mark Wednesday 30th of January 2013 on your agenda as on this day the Grand Théâtre de Genève will be hosting a free “Journée portes ouvertes” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the theatre’s re-opening. On this occasion, Geneva’s Grand Théâtre will open the doors of its studio-workshops to the public – […]

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Perrault’s “Puss in Boots”


Our boys had a great time when they went to see Heidi at the Théâtre Rodolphe Töpffer in Geneva just before Christmas, so I’ll soon be booking tickets for their next show: “Le Chat Botté”, scheduled from the 24th of February to the 24th of March 2013.   The show will follow the original Charles Perrault’s tale of a clever, sharp kitty who helps his young owner to conquer fame and fortune, […]

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See Heidi in Geneva !

© Théâtre Töpffer, Geneva

I was so excited when I read about this, I nearly fell off my chair ! Yes, it’s really happening, I haven’t just dreamt about it: Switzerland’s most famous & beloved fictional character will tread the boards at the Théâtre Töpffer in Geneva from the 4th of November to the 2nd of December 2012.     I cannot wait to take my little muffins to see the show, which follows quite closely the original […]

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Kids Theatre in Nyon


Have you ever been to one of the theatre shows for kids at L’usine à gaz in Nyon (VD) ? It’s absolutely worth it and the shows are great: a bit surreal, a bit whimsical but always 100% adorable. I love the atmosphere of this little theatre (which is also a music venue and cultural centre for various exhibitions) because it reminds me of the small fringe theatres in London that we used […]

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Diabolo: a Festival for Children

Rikiko - Diabolo Festival

The Diabolo Festival for children in Morges (Canton Vaud) will open its doors for the first time on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of June 2012. The aim of this unique festival is to introduce children aged 2-10 to the magic of performing arts, circus and theatre with an irresistible line-up, which will include the Swiss singer Gaëtan, Italian clowns I Baccalà, puppet shows from Théâtre Rikiko and Pop-up Cirkus along with storytelling by Contes-dits-du-bout-des-doigts. […]

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