The Village Players is an English language theatre group based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We put on two theatrical productions a year for the public in venues in the Lausanne area. Members and non-member guest have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of monthly events at our clubhouse at the Centre Pluriculturel d’Ouchy in the heart of Lausanne. For a brief history of The Village Players, click here.
The Village Players are a friendly and informal group who have been entertaining themselves and others in the Lausanne area with amateur theatre, music, song and dance for the last 30 years. In addition to the wonderful public productions the group puts on each year, members have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of monthly events including play readings, poetry recitals, musical evenings and social events.
What do The Village Players offer you?
A warm welcome in our friendly Anglophone environment where you can act, sing, help backstage, produce, direct or become involved in one of the many activities of amateur theatre. Or, like many when they first join the VPs, simply relax and let other members do the entertaining. Then who knows? You’d be surprised how many have taken their first steps on the boards with us.
Each month we hold an evening created by the members. This can be a rehearsed play reading, music, song and dance, poetry, improvisations or whatever our imaginative members can suggest. These are normally held in the CPO with its private theatre and bar. We also have several social occasions during the year, including a summer BBQ and Christmas party.
Every spring and autumn, we put on a full-length production at one of the many small theatres in the Lausanne area. Members organise all aspects of these shows including directing, acting, costumes, scenery and stage management and we are always on the lookout for people who would be interested in taking part, with or without experience in these areas.
Village Players Information
Known as the VPI, this is our monthly newsletter, circulated to all members, which tells you what events are planned, contains requests for volunteers and information about auditions, and generally keeps all the members in touch with what’s happening in The Village Players.