Performing English language theatre in Geneva, Switzerland since 1933

The Geneva English Drama Society provides a diverse theatre programme with a wide variety of styles and periods. A typical season includes 3-4 full stage productions and 20 fortnightly staged playreadings, plus workshops and social events. The play readings normally attract 50-100 people, and provide onstage roles for both experienced and aspiring actors.




GEDS Next Production:

Shakespeare, in the Fall, with a professional director

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News & Forthcoming Events


Baby with the Bathwater
by Christopher Durang

Presented in March by the Geneva English Drama Society

A comedy about surviving those who love you very badly!



Tuesday 15 April Annual General Meeting for members

English Church Hall (map)

    19:30 English Church Hall (map)
NEWS Sam Al-Hamdani is winner of Baby with Bathwater design competition.MORE  
NEWS GEDS announces a contribution of CHF 12,000 for cancer research in Geneva. Many thanks to everyone who supported the charity performance of Calendar Girls in June 2013. MORE  
Our Season Download the leaflet
with our 2013-2014
stage productions and playreadings

Summer event 2013: GEDS hosted its "traditional" Barbecue in August, for the fourth year at the barn, near Nyon, where we build and store sets, props, lighting and sound equipment. See the PHOTOS

GEDS event 2013: GEDS members and friends were welcomed for a backstage tour of Geneva's impressive Grand Théâtre: a tour that included the ups and downs of its expansive stage, and its extensive nearby workshops for everything that goes into major operatic productions. PHOTOS

GEDS Most Recent Productions


The Little Foxes
by Lilian Hellman was produced by GEDS in November 2013. MORE

by Joe Orton was produced by GEDS in September 2013.
  Calendar Girls
by Tim Firth was produced by GEDS in June 2013. A special Charity performance was held for the benefit of leukaemia and lymphoma research, in the presence of Angela Baker, one of the original Calendar Girls. MORE
  God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza was produced by GEDS in March 2013.
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
was produced by GEDS
in November 2012.

Our 2013 - 2014 Season

24-28 Sept 2013 Loot by Joe Orton Directed by Andrew Brookes
Théâtre Pitoëff, Geneva
12-16 Nov 2013 The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman Directed by Charles Slovenski Théâtre de Terre-Sainte, Coppet
11-15 March 2014 Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang Directed by Viki Lazar Théâtre de l'Espérance, Geneva

updated 22 March 2014

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