English Programme at Theaterfestival Basel
This year’s programme is brilliantly suited for all English speakers out there. First and foremost: Forced Entertainment is presenting «Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare» where they will showcase every single one of the authors works – boiled down to the essence. But in fact more than half of the shows are in English, with English surtitles or without words. Here is a small guide to help you navigate through the extensive programme:
16 August 2016
Festival Centre Piece at Kaserne Basel
The scenographers have arrived at Kaserne Basel, the wooden planks have been delivered, the air is filled with the sound of saws and drills. In less than two week they will build a festival centre piece extraordinair. We will post regular updates and pictures on Facebook and Twitter. THANK YOU to all the scenographers and to the Institute of Interior Design and Scenography from the Academy of Art and Design.
«Days of discoveries, days of abundance»
Stephan Reuter, Basler Zeitung, 22 June 2016
«The world comes to Basel for 13 days, showcasing what is happening in the international art scene.»
Susanna Petrin, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, 22 June 2016
First shows are sold out already!
It is worth it to try the box office one hour before each show.
28 June 2016
If you did not find the time until now to go through the extensive programme of this year's Theaterfestival Basel,
here you can find a little guide to help you navigate:
For the whole family:
21 June 2016
Only until Thursday, 30 June you can benefit from our Early-Bird-Tickets for only CHF 25/15.
Theaterfestival Basel ist presenting 13 days, from 30 August until 11 September 2016, fully packed with exquisite shows from all over the world. Dance and theater, performances and nouveau cirque, installations as well as films: 20 productions from 17 countries - well exceeding 100 shows - will provide you with the surprises and challenges that life and the arts have to offer in times of everchanging crises.
The readiness is all!
Hamlet is torn, haunted by doubt and unsure, if he should duel with Laertes. His fear seems without reason, for "if it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all."