Les Salons
Les Salons Foundation is a wonderful surprise. Located in the heart of Geneva, its visitors can uncover a hidden gem of nineteenth century theatrical architecture. The prestige and beauty of the venue enhance each event held there, be it a conference, a classical or contemporary music concert, play, cocktail reception or another event.

With over 175 years of history, the former Société genevoise des amis de l’instruction (Genevan Society of Friends of Education) changed its statutes on 22 December 2010 to become the present-day Les Salons Foundation. This transformation, desired by the Board, went hand in hand with its aspiration to professionalise the institution’s operations. Today, the Foundation employs six members of staff who offer quality, personalised service and hospitality.

With its willingness to create a unique experience for future visitors, Les Salons Foundation and its staff warmly welcome you to its premises.

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Next events

  • Saturday 3 December 2022 at 17 h 30

    – BØWIE Awards Ceremony 2022
  • Monday 5 December 2022 at 18 h 30

    – SGDL – conférence
  • Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 18 h 30

    – INGE – conférence
All events

Events

    • December 2022

      •   Sa 3 17 h 30
        BØWIE Awards Ceremony 2022

        Cérémonie de remise de prix, plus d'informations sur le site de l'organisateur 
      •   Mo 5 18 h 30
        SGDL – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de la SGDL
      •   Tu 6 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Th 8 20 h
        Jeudis de la Guitare – Concert

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'organisateur
      •   Sa 10 19 h
        Ponticello – Concert

        Ce concert en trois partie mettra la voix à l'honneur, avec à la suite du lever de rideau effectué par le quatuor Hanson, un extrait de son prochain CD intitulé Love Songs par le ténor Juan Sancho, puis la découverte des jeunes talents Stéphanie Guérin et Vincent Casagrande.

         

        Infos - Billetterie ICI 
      •   Mo 12 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Fr 16 20 h
        Impro Suisse – théâtre

        Spectacles d'improvisation théâtrale organisés par Impro Suisse

        Billetterie et plus d'infos ICI
    • January 2023

    • February 2023

      •   Th 2 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Mo 6 18 h 30
        SGDL – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de la SGDL
      •   Tu 7 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Fr 10 20 h 30
        PE raconte des histoires drôles

        Soirée stand up comedy organisée par le Caustic Comedy Club

        Plus d'infos ICI
      •   Fr 17 20 h
        Impro Suisse – théâtre

        Spectacles d'improvisation théâtrale organisés par Impro Suisse

        Billetterie et plus d'infos ICI
    • March 2023

      •   We 1 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Mo 6 18 h 30
        SGDL – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de la SGDL
      •   Th 9 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
      •   Fr 10 20 h 30
        Florence Mendez “Délicate”

        Soirée stand up comedy organisée par le Caustic Comedy Club

        Plus d'infos ICI
      •   Fr 17 20 h
        Impro Suisse – théâtre

        Spectacles d'improvisation théâtrale organisés par Impro Suisse

        Billetterie et plus d'infos ICI
      •   We 22 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
    • April 2023

    • May 2023

      •   Fr 5 20 h 30
        Serine Ayari “à l’aise”

        Soirée stand up comedy organisée par le Caustic Comedy Club

        Plus d'infos ICI
      •   Mo 8 18 h 30
        SGDL – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de la SGDL
      •   We 10 18 h 30
        INGE – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de l'INGE
    • June 2023

      •   Mo 12 18 h 30
        SGDL – conférence

        Plus d'infos sur le site de la SGDL
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    Hire

    The Les Salons Foundation offers its spaces to hire for all kinds of cultural, corporate and private events.
    The Foundation gives preference to events which fall into the cultural niche: performances, readings, conferences, general meetings, seminars (with or without the option of a cocktail reception)

    The spaces:

    The Theatre

    Renovated in 1998, its acoustics are designed for theatre as well as music.
    This elegant hall comprises 173 seats distributed as follows: stepped pit (122 seats), gallery and balcony (51 seats). The hall is fitted with a professional sound and lighting desk. A full technical sheet is available for download here.
    A more detailed stage plan is available here.
    Since September 2018, the hall has been equipped with a professional projector, so it can also accommodate film nights!

    The Salon

    A warm Baroque/Renaissance salon which also offers good acoustics.
    Its capacity can be adjusted for up to 100 standing or 80 people seated.
    The Salon’s lighting is also adjustable, and it is possible to install projection or sound equipment.

     

    You can find our floor plan on this link !

    In addition, Les Salons offer the following facilities:
    — four dressing rooms for artists or speakers (with showers)
    — professional sound and lighting desk
    — catering areas (with fridges)
    — lift
    — male, female and wheelchair or PMR toilets
    — access for people with reduced mobility (wheelchair lift from the courtyard entrance on Rue Général Dufour, call 022/808.01.01 to open the door)
    — wardrobe with ticket sales counter
    — opening of bar with regional products one hour before and after performances or on request

    The General Secretary and the Coordinator offer professional and personalised support to make your event a success.
    A site visit is both encouraged and recommended by appointment.
    A quote tailored to your event will be offered following initial contact.
    Download theatre plan here

     

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    Contact

    Contact us


    Théâtre Les Salons
    Rue J.-F. Bartholoni 6
    1204 Genève

    +41 (0)22 808 01 01
    info@les-salons.ch
    www.les-salons.ch

    General Secretary
    Dafne Rondelli

    Coordinator
    Joseph Chaumont

     

    The members of the Board are:


    Michel Bohenblust (President)
    Bruno Megevand (Vice-president)
    René Romy (Treasurer)
    Yvette Desjacques
    Thierry Fauchier-Magnan

    Access plan


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