The Semi-Circle Basel

Building community through performance

Surprise!  Free Tickets!!!

We have received a generous offer for 5 FREE tickets to the Basel Proms "Generalprobe" on the evening of 03.November at 19:00.  Click here to register for the event!  First five to register are the lucky participants.

Play Reading

"God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza


Two couples meet after their respective sons were involved in a bout of fisticuffs. After discussing the matter initially in an understanding manner, the civilised veneer wears thin as the evening wears on. This comedy of manners, written in 2008 and translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, was a hit both in London winning the Laurence Olivier award for best new comedy in 2009, and in New York winning a Tony for best play, best director, and best actress. A film starring Jodie Foster was made in 2011 by Polanski.


You can join in the reading or you may simply watch. Non-members are welcome. Just turn up.


Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel

Upcoming Production

Semi Circle's Autumn production is:

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang


Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

This broad American comedy is about adult siblings Vanya and Sonia who share a home in Pennsylvania, where they reflect on their life choices. When their movie-star sister, Masha, arrives with younger boyfriend, Spike, old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina. 


Semi-Circle is proud to present this very funny and ultimately moving play about disconnection, reconnection and change.

At: Fachwerk Allschwil, Baslerstrasse 48, 4123 Allschwil


Performance dates are:

4, 5, 6 &  11, 12 November 2022 all at 19:30

New Workshops!

Hey!  Did your check out the Workshops page?  We have new Workshops!  Click here!!!

The Semi-Circle Basel is modern amateur theatrical community for actors, directors, stage managers, crew and more!

We believe that being involved in the performing arts builds community – especially important in an increasingly disconnected world.

News & Highlights

See our What's On page for information about our next exciting production "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike". New dates! This will now be held at Fachwerk in November.

Monthly Play Readings:  We are enjoying our Monthly Play Readings.  No experience necessary!!!  C'mon and join us to see how easily you will get hooked. 

Protective measures:

As per the decision of the Federal Council on 16 February 2022, masks and COVID certificates will no longer be required to enter shops, restaurants, cultural venues and other public settings and events.

However, due to the continuously high number of infections, we recommend wearing a mask indoors when attending a Semi-Circle event.