New stage in the reopening of cultural sites

Following the museums and libraries, and in light of the gradual relaxing of the restrictions issued by the federal authorities with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new milestone in the public reopening of the City’s emblematic cultural sites has been reached. From Saturday 6 June, the Botanical Conservatory and Garden, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Maison des Arts du Grütli and the Victoria Hall will once again be reunited with their audiences. On 8 and 9 June, Geneva Library will extend its services with the reopening of the Centre d’iconographie and La Musicale respectively.

Activities are resuming in cultural sites with the constant aim of providing the public with the best possible conditions and ensuring optimum protection of the population and the employees working on site. “I am delighted to welcome everyone back! This development is excellent news and has been keenly anticipated by the public, the artists and the cultural stakeholders. The feeling is shared by all the staff of the City’s cultural institutions who are making every effort to ensure that the reopening process is implemented in the best-possible conditions in accordance with the health measures,” states Sami Kanaan, Mayor of Geneva, who is responsible for culture.

Particularities of each field of activity

The dates, activities on offer and conditions for reopening are adapted to the circumstances. They take account of the particularities of each field of activity and of the capacity of each facility (details in the document available for download below).

The schedule and stages in the process of reopening the cultural sites as well as the services available to the public may change over time according to the health situation and the decisions of the authorities. The public should consult the websites of the institutions concerned on a regular basis in order to obtain more detailed information concerning the decision to reopen, the conditions of admission and any changes that may be made.


Armelle Combre

Armelle Combre

Responsable de l'Unité Communication - Direction du département de la culture et de la transition numérique


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Article modifié le 09.06.2020 à 15:40