Arsenic is an art center dedicated to contemporary creation in dance, theatre and performance. As a laboratory and co-production platform, its program and artistic support policy encourages new conversations and new aesthetics with an ambitious family of Swiss and international artists. A place of discovery, with its open-plan approach and affordable rates, that offers an extensive access to contemporary scenic arts.
ON FOOT / BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
From the Flon neighbourhood, take the rue de Genève and follow the signs. M1 stop Vigie, bus no.18 stop EPSIC. Bus no.3 stop Cécil, Buses no.9 and 17 stop Chauderon, bus no.16 stop Tivoli: take the lift down from the Chauderon bridge.
Parking spaces are available on the rue de Genève and in the Flon car park. The SiL and EPSIC parking spaces at Sévelin are free in the evenings (however, we are not responsible for these parking spaces).
The venue, parking and toilets are all accessible for persons with reduced mobility. Information: mail /+41 21 625 11 36
Recommended, very visual shows (without sign language) are marked with the usual pictogram. The “T” indicates when the room is equipped with a magnetic loop system. Information: mail /+41 21 625 11 36
Recommended shows that contain significant spoken matter (without audio descriptions) are marked with the usual pictogram. It is possible to request a special welcome, with an introduction to the show and a set visit. Information: mail /+41 21 625 11 22
The Relax performances offer a more adequate experience for persons with disabilities, or who wish to access the performances in more flexible conditions. In concrete terms, this means that the artists perform as usual, but some technical adjustments can be made if necessary (reduced special effects or lowered sound effects) and the audience welcome is much more flexible (house lights on, possibility to enter/leave and express oneself at will…)
Since January 2017, the four partner theatres of the Grand 8 (Arsenic, La Grange de Dorigny, Théâtre 2.21, CPO) each offer Relax performances with the support of the Forum Handicap Vaud, who acknowledge and encourage this endeavour.
Director: Patrick de Rham
Deputy Director: Ivan Pittalis
Press and Communication manager: Ana-Belen Torreblanca
Mediation manager: Maude Herzog
Box Office and Daycare manager: Hélène Bahon
Technical Directors ad interim: Manuel Ducosson, Yann Gioria
Sound board: Manuel Ducosson
Video board: Yann Gioria
General board: Lionel Haubois
Apprentices stage-technicians: Filipe Pascoal
Intendant: Mauro Pin
Graphic design: Maximage, Geneva/London/Zurich
Web development: Maxime Schoeni
Translator: Sarah-Jane Moloney
Proofreader: Julie Weidmann
Florence Bettschart-Narbel, Nicolas Gyger, Pierre Imhof, Michael Kinzer, Anne Papilloud, Jacques Zwahlen
Centre d’art scénique contemporain
Rue de Genève 57
+41 21 625 11 22 administration
+41 21 625 11 36 box office