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Address: avenue Emile-Henri-Jaques-Dalcroze 5, Lausanne 1007, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 21 619 45 44
13:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A Creative Theatre and a European Crossroads Vidy Theatre is open to all...

A Creative Theatre and a European Crossroads Vidy Theatre is open to all and dedicated to contemporary creation, defining itself as a site of encounters between today's art and the widest possible audience. Installed within a building built by the Zurich artist and architect Max Bill for the Swiss national exposition of 1964 (Expo64), it now contains four auditoriums and a vast foyer-bar opening onto the beach of Vidy, with a view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. For artists, it provides an exceptional workspace coupled with a solid production facility and a technical team with a broad range of expertise. For audiences, it provides the opportunity to share powerful artistic experiences, along with numerous events relating the works to major issues our society is currently undergoing.

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New director, new programation, new athmosphere, but still in one of the best place in town: in the border of tha lake!

This is for me one of the best theater I've ever visited: lovely terrasse to have a drink in the border of the lake, nice programation of contemporary theater performances, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 June 2014
Annecy, France
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Annecy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is for me one of the best theater I've ever visited: lovely terrasse to have a drink in the border of the lake, nice programation of contemporary theater performances, and new in this place, some dance performances too!

1 Thank SteveGarett
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Really good theatre pieces in French but occasional shows with no language. The entrance and restaurant are perfect for an evening with friends, too. Try the home-made tarts - delicious. In the warm weather, it is a great place to stop for the terrace near the lake.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

Sadly they weren't performing when we were in Lausanne - we saw them a month earlier in Sydney. A stand out performance, an innovative and creative company.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

You can NEVER be disappointed by the very rich and original program of this theater. Excellent pieces, creations, there is an obvious density of great talents, either swiss or foreigners ! Go for it

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2013

I enjoyed this theatre thanks to some modern experimental pièces and concerts. I'm always interested in new theatral stuff and this is one of the best places where to go and find whatever I search. Moreover, is just by the lake side, not bad for a walk or an aperitif after the show!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

but I regularly go back, like their shows and their cafeteria. Very nice atmosphere. Same for the chapiteau outside!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I got a membership already a long time ago, an interesting choice of plays. You find nearly each time something you love. normally during the season you find more than 3 plays the same day, choice is sometimes difficult

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