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Welcome to Upstage:

Berne's English-language Amateur Theatre Group

Located in beautiful Berne, Switzerland, Upstage staged their first production in 1982. Since then our lively theatre group has established itself among the English-speaking drama groups in Switzerland and has become a permanent part of the Bernese theatre scene. Each year we stage an Autumn and a Spring production - throughout the year we hold regular play readings and workshops. All dates and venues are publicized on this website you can get snippets of news and information on the Upstage Facebook page.

If you are interested in joining us, Upstage offers a wide range of opportunities to participate in English-language theatre productions. We might have something just right for you!

Upcoming Events

We hold regular play readings, run theatre workshops and stage two productions a year. We are always looking for candidate pieces for future productions and for new talent to contribute to our productions, both on-stage and back-stage. Our workshops and playreading are open also to non-members -- join us!

Acting Workshop by Claudia Winfield

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 09:00
St. Ursula's Church, Jubiläumsplatz 2, Bern

Playreading: The God of Carnage by Yazmina Reza

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 19:00
Der Galerieraum, Das Lehrerzimmer, PROGR, Waisenhaus Platz 30, 3011 Bern

Spring Production 2015

Neighbourhood Watch

written by: 
Alan Ayckbourn
directed by: 
Jillian Hattersley

A brother and sister innocently set up a Neighbourhood Watch group following petty crime from a nearby estate, only for the group to go out of control and become an authoritarian force controlling the lives of the people they are supposed to protect.