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Victoria Hall

Geneva

Victoria Hall

A Royal Hall just like the figure to whom the Victoria Hall was dedicated, Queen Victoria!

Built between 1891 and 1894 and with a fine art facade, Victoria Hall is a true work of art. After suffering a fire in 1984, the Victoria Hall was restored with the addition of a contemporary work by Dominique Appia. On the ceiling, you can find personalities linked to the history of the building, such as Ernest Ansermet, founder of the OSR and even administrative advisor Claude Ketterer. Every detail is truly a masterpiece – restraint is not part of the hall’s vocabulary! Thanks to the acoustic qualities appreciated by music lovers, the hall is today dedicated to classical music and big names in the world of chanson, jazz and world music.

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

Geneva

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

Have you ever thought of enjoying music not only in a listed historic monument, but in the middle of the Rhône? Our concerts at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices offer this unique possibility!

Built between 1883 and 1892, the primary function of the BFM was to supply water from the Rhône to the fountains, houses and factories of Geneva. In 1988, the building was classified as a historical monument. Today, it’s new role is to entertain you in its fabulous hall made entirely of timber: the Théodore Turrettini Hall. The hall accommodates up to 801 people in the stalls and 144 on the balcony.

The OSR had the privilege of celebrating its hundred-year anniversary at the BFM. Many events took place across the anniversary weekend, from "Petites Oreilles" concerts for children, and a series of evening concerts. And the OSR didn't stop there: it hosted the public to try out instruments, as well as a variety of other events such as lectures, workshops, dinners and more.

Now you can come and discover the OSR’s chamber music ensembles on Sunday mornings at 11am, with a varied programme as part of the Musique sur Rhône series. It’s a real opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the classical repertoire while witnessing the close collaboration between the musicians. Fancy a Sunday brunch? No problem! The BFM’s location makes it easy to find something to eat within a 5-minute walk.

Opéra de Lausanne

Lausanne

Opéra de Lausanne

The Lausanne Opera opened in 1871. Today, it is home to many opera performances, ballets, and concerts.

Moving from a theatre to an opera house with the ability to produce its own shows, after almost 150 years, the Lausanne Opera is still meeting the growing demand for operatic performances among its audiences. Since its stage was renovated in 2012, the cultural centre has offered a wide choice of operas each season, from baroque to contemporary works, including work from the romantic repertoire as well as concerts and ballets. With a programme that focuses on vocal quality and intriguing productions, the Lausanne Opera welcomes more than 45,000 audience members per year with an international reach.

Salle Métropole

Lausanne

Salle Métropole

Acoustic excellence in the heart of Lausanne!

Listed as a historic monument, the Salle Métropole is renowned for its acoustic and aesthetic quality. The hall hosts many shows each year, with 1,200 very comfortable seats and beautiful spaces to have discussions with friends during intermissions. The Salle Métropole situated in the heart of Lausanne close to various bars and restaurants, giving you a wide choice of places to eat before or after concerts; alternatively, you can enjoy the Métropole’s bar with snacks on offer to keep you going.

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has been performing at the Salle Métropole since September 2019, with the initiation of renovation works at the Théâtre de Beaulieu. The OSR offers you a varied and daring programme with the Lausanne series. Let yourself be transported by our talented artists and expect to be dazzled by a colourful musical fresco!

Salle Marie Laggé

Geneva

Salle Marie Laggé

A room with many faces!

The Salle Marie Laggé, a space specially dedicated to the OSR, invites you through the secret entrance for artists and to descend into the depths of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande on Boulevard Carl-Vogt. There you will find a welcoming foyer, a room for rehearsals and lectures, and specially designed studios for our musicians to perfect their solo skills!

So, the space is unique? Yes, of course! The size of the Salle Marie Laggé guarantees superior acoustic quality and allows the OSR to keep its instruments in good condition for high quality performances. The series of concerts for “Little Ears" (Petites Oreilles) – for children from 4 years old – has been held in the Salle Marie Laggé since 2014. This series offers a gentle initiation into classical music with a small orchestra brought to life by actors, followed by a snack and the chance to try out the instruments. The space is particularly appreciated by school groups who use it for educational activities, with its size offering a warm, friendly learning environment. What better way to discover classical music?

Rosey Concert Hall

Rolle

Rosey Concert Hall

The Rosey Concert Hall is a 900-seat hall that can host concerts, plays, musicals, operas, conferences and a wide range of cultural events.

With its 183 m2 stage, state-of-the-art acoustics and attention to detail, this concert hall is an exceptional place to enjoy a moment of culture, music and art during a performance. The hall has already been fortunate enough to host groups such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, but also the great Hélène Grimaud, the violinist Maxim Vengerov or the clarinettist Paul Meyer. Theatre and cinema have not been forgotten with film concerts of Chaplin's films, notably the performance of the winning play of the Molières 2015: "Les Coquelicots des Tranchées".

The Rosey Concert Hall is located in the centre of the Paul & Henri Carnal Hall, a visionary and innovative building on the Le Rosey campus in Rolle (Switzerland), where students can enjoy professionally designed art and music rooms, as well as a Learning Centre designed to take teaching out of the classroom. The art of cooking has not been forgotten with a kitchen and a dining room with seating for about 50 students, allowing them to cook for their friends and family.

Finally, a 227 m2 Blackbox makes it possible to host more intimate and modern concerts and shows thanks to the complete flexibility and adaptability of the hall. The venue is much used by students who love theatre, as well as those of the school's various jazz and rock bands.