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In this small little theater of 150 seats, humor is definitely the main draw. Performances by the resident company alternate with shows by invited guests, both Swiss and foreign. The bar and room's quaint atmosphere make it a particularly charming place. Given the theater's great popularity, and the very good quality of the performances, it is strongly advised to book a place in advance.
Playing in a 1000-seat theatre à l'italienne, the opera season includes ballet performances, conferences, chamber music, recitals and of course, five or six actual operas. It attracts almost 40,000 people per year. Prices vary depending on what you see and where you see it.
Since 1990 the Petit Théâtre has hosted performances for all ages. Even though the shows are primarily aimed at a very young audience (from seven years old), the setting is nonetheless laid out as it is for the grown-ups. There is a bar, serving light fare, and the 88 red velvet chairs are certainly as grand as those found in more famous concert halls. Due to the high quality of their shows, sometimes you can spot a few forlorn adults, embarrassed not to have found a little nephew to accompany them.
This cultural center is situated in the church of the same name in Lausanne. Espace Culturel des Terreaux offers a wide range of activities including art exhibitions, concerts, theatrical productions for adults as well as children, and debates. Its patron church was established in 1890.
Théâtre Sévelin 36 opened in 1995 and is entirely dedicated to contemporary dance. It is a creative workshop where the Philippe Saire company regularly presents shows. Other companies also perform in this venue. Various festivals take place here throughout the year when there are free performances.
This large theater is a major center, well-equipped for conferences and exhibitions in Lausanne. The program is varied: regular recitals, musicals, ballet and opera are usually hosted here. Theater productions are also staged, often featuring world-renowned shows on tour. Visit Théâtre de Beaulieu to get your dose of enchanting performances.
The Vidy theater is the main place to watch contemporary acts in Lausanne, with two inside halls and one an exterior space, a bar and a bookstore dedicated to theater. The different stages give space for different styles of performances like contemporary and classical theater, concerts, circuses and puppet shows. Numerous acts by both Swiss and foreign theater companies make their debut at Vidy, before touring the world. There are sometimes performances in foreign languages (mainly German) also.