Biennale di Venezia
The Swiss pavilion has been awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at the 16th Architecture Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia. Congratulations! The International Theatre Festival is also part of the Biennale and takes place from 20 July to 5 August 2018. It will feature the Swiss artists Simone Aughterlony and Thom Luz.
Special Ambience at Belluard Festival
From 28 June to 7 July 2018, the Belluard Festival will celebrate its 35th edition. With its central theme of «loneliness», the festival will present concerts, shows, installations, performances and participatory projects from Fribourg and from around the world.
Impulses by Independent Theatre
As the leading platform for independent theatre in German-speaking countries, the Impulse Theatre Festival presents exemplary works that expand and question the medium of theatre. It takes place from 13 to 24 June in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Düsseldorf and Köln and features several Swiss artists.
Swiss Theatre Awards 2018
Since 2014, the Federal Office of Culture has presented the Swiss Theatre Awards each year. Preluded with a speech by Federal President Alain Berset, the Swiss Grand Award for Theatre / Hans Reinhart Ring was presented as part of the Swiss Theatertreffen on 24 May in Zurich, along with further Awards for outstanding performances in Swiss Theatre.