News – Coronavirus

Information Coronavirus
New measures for your comfort and safety

Dear audience,

Please come back to this page regularly for more details about the performances at the Grand Théâtre.

Programme change : La Cenerentola to open the 2020-21 season
The Grand Théâtre de Genève opens the 2020-21 season with La Cenerentola, a Grand Théâtre co-production cancelled in May 2020 due to the pandemic, directed by Laurent Pelly and conducted by Antonino Fogliani. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our new production of Turandot by Daniel Kramer and Team Lab has had to be replaced and will be presented during another season. The rest of the 2020-21 season is unchanged.

Following the measures announced by the Geneva Council of State on Monday 17 August 2020 in front of Covid-19, the Grand Théâtre de Genève is forced to cancel the screening “Aida under the Stars” scheduled for 5 September and the evening in collaboration with PRIDE 2020. The opera at the beginning of the season La Cenerentola on the stage of the Grand Théâtre is maintained with a new welcoming measure, as well as the opening weekend of 12-13 September.

Protective measures
In accordance with federal and cantonal directives concerning the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Grand Théâtre de Genève reopens its doors with limited gauge and, for your safety, within the framework of the branch protection concept of the Union des Théâtres Suisses (UTS).

Safety measures in place during the events in September 2020:

  • Maximum capacity of 100 people per area (800 people maximum)
  • Respect of the social distance in the auditorium (a minimum seat between the groups of spectators) according to article 3.2 of the federal ordinance 818.101.26)
  • Nominative ticket with seat number in order to guarantee traceability
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory during any displacement, but optional once seated
  • Provision of mask
  • Availability of hydro-alcoholic disinfectant liquid
  • Reinforced cleaning of passage areas
  • Opening and availability of a food court for each sector during the intermission
  • Clear marking and signage
  • Display and recall of barrier gestures
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the show only.
  • Waiting outside

Press releases

Press release 20.08.2020

Projection en plein-air et Pride Party annulées : le Grand Théâtre ajuste sa programmation de début de saison
> voir le communiqué

Press release 26.06.2020

Programme change: La Cenerentola to open the 2020-21 season.
> see press release


Hygiene and behavioural rules

Risk Groups and Disease Progression
Many people who fall ill with the new coronavirus get well again. But the virus is particularly dangerous for the following groups of people, as they risk contracting a severe case of the disease:

  • People over the age of 65
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults with the following underlying medical conditions:
    – High blood pressure
    – Cardiovascular disease
    – Diabetes
    – Chronic respiratory diseases
    – Cancer
    – Conditions and therapies that weaken the immune system
    – Obesity class III (morbid, BMI greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2)
    > more infos

The best way to protect yourself from infection is to carry on observing the rules on hygiene and social distancing. The recommendations are as follows:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water.
  • Keep your distance from other people (at least 1.5 metres).
  • Observe the requirement to wear a mask on public transport.
  • Follow the rules on hygiene and social distancing, even when meeting friends or family, e.g. not using the same cutlery to serve food and not drinking from the same glass, etc.
  • Avoid places frequented by large numbers of people (e.g. railway stations, public transport) and peak times (e.g. shopping on Saturdays, commuting). If you do find yourself in places frequented by large numbers of people and are unable to keep the necessary distance, we recommend you wear a face mask.
    > more infos

For more information on the coronavirus and how to protect yourself, you will find recommendations and informations here below:


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