In the second part of the 20th century, the theatre scene in Lausanne blossomed quite dramatically and became a place of artistic creation of international stature, most notably with tours by the Théâtre de Vidy.


Programme commun - © Samuel Rubio

Festival Programme Commun

25.03.2020 - 05.04.2020

Programme Commun is an opportunity to move freely between artistic venues and disciplines in order to discover well-known or up-and-coming productions.


Théâtre de Beaulieu - ©  MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA

Théâtre de Beaulieu

Located in the palace of the same name, near the centre of Lausanne, the Théâtre de Beaulieu is the biggest theatre in Switzerland, seating 1,844. The theatre’s varied programme focuses on dance, with performances by the prestigious Béjart Ballet Lausanne in particular.

Théâtre de Vidy - ©  Lausanne Tourisme

Théâtre de Vidy

Known across Europe, the Théâtre de Vidy puts on 35 to 40 shows a year, showcasing contemporary stagecraft, circus acts and plays for children. This “theatre on the water’s edge” is blessed with an idyllic location near Lake Geneva in Lausanne.

Arsenic - ©

Théâtre Arsenic

Every year, from September to June, original productions and international contemporary works grace the stage of the Arsenic Theatre. This experimental venue chose an area near Le Flon, a trendy part of Lausanne’s city centre, as its location.

La Manufacture - © All Rights Reserved


Founded in 2003 by the French-speaking cantons and the francophone section of the canton of Berne, the Manufacture is a leading light in the theatre arts and professions in French-speaking Switzerland. Today, the Manufacture is integrated within the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Sw...

Théâtre de l'Octogone - ©

Théâtre de l'Octogone

Situated in Pully, near Lausanne, the Théâtre de l’Octogone is an important cultural venue in the heart of the Lake Geneva Region. Every year since 1979, it has presented a season of 20 to 30 plays, concerts and dance shows.

Theater - © Olivier Wavre

All the Theaters locations

List of all the Theaters in Lausanne