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About Upstage

Upstage has been in existence since 1982 and has not only established itself among the English-speaking amateur drama groups in Switzerland but has become a permanent part of the Bernese theatre scene. 

The Upstage group performs publicly to a loyal audience twice a year in the Theater am Käfigturm. The group also conducts play readings as well as workshops on various aspects of theatre. Many of our members are active in both onstage and backstage tasks.

Since 1982, we have staged nearly 50 productions written by a wide variety of talented playwrights from all over the English speaking world. Our theatre pieces have included modern drama and comedy, classical plays by Shakespeare and others as well as two very successful musicals - Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof. 

Each production requires the active commitment from a large number of members who volunteer to partipate, both onstage and behind the scenes as actors, directors, production & stage managers, make-up artists, costume designers and makers, set-builders, lighting and sound technicians, graphic designers, photographers, publicity and front of house people.