Digital Stage 2015 – Insights on the Swiss Theaters Digital Landscape

Ten years ago I coded the first version of a Swiss theater. At that time, the digital landscape was pretty different. There was no social network, complicated emailing sys- tems and online payments were almost nonexistent.

Today, just at the start of this new cultural season, a lot has changed. I’m very interested in this domain so I start- ed to do some research. I’ve ended up with quite some data which I thought could be interesting for others.

This infographic shows a quick summary, the full report is available in PDF (see below).


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List of the Swiss Theaters and their social media accounts

This is the list of all the Swiss Theaters which have been included for the Digital Stage 2015 report. If the theater had setup a social network account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Youtube, it will be indicated.

Is there one missing? Please post it into the comments or send me a email so I can add it for the next report.

Kurtheater BadenAargauwww.kurtheater.chfbtw
Theater TuchlaubeAargauwww.tuchlaube.chfb
Vorstadttheatre BaselBaselwww.vorstadttheaterbasel.chfbyt
Das Theater der EffingerstrasseBernwww.dastheater-effingerstr.chfb
Konzert Theater BernBernwww.konzerttheaterbern.chfbtwyt
Salle Co2Fribourgwww.co2-spectacle.chfb
Theatre des OssesFribourgwww.theatreosses.chfbyt
Equilibre NuithonieFribourgwww.equilibre-nuithonie.chfbyt
Théatre des MarionnettesGenè
Théâtre de CarougeGenèvewww.tcag.chfbtwyt
Grand Théâtre GenèveGenèvewww.geneveopera.chfbtwigyt
Théatre Forum MeyrinGenè
Théatre du LoupGenèvewww.theatreduloup.chfbtwig
Théâtre AlchimicGenèvewww.alchimic.chfbtwyt
Théâtre de l'usineGenèvewww.theatredelusine.chfbtw
La ComédieGenèvewww.comedie.chfbtwigyt
Theatre de l'orangeraieGenèvewww.theatreorangerie.chfb
Théâtre du GrütliGenèvewww.grutli.chfbtwyt
Luzerner TheaterLuzernwww.luzernertheater.chfbtwigyt
Klein TheaterLuzernwww.kleintheater.chfbyt
Théatre du passageNeuchâtelwww.theatredupassage.chfbtwigyt
Le casino - La grangeNeuchâ
Stadt TheatreSchaffausenwww.stadttheater-sh.chfb
Theatre St-GallenSt-Gallenwww.theatersg.chfbtw
Théâtre de ValèreValaiswww.theatredevalere.chfb
petit théâtreValaiswww.petitheatre.chfb
la belle UsineValaiswww.belleusine.chfb
Théatre Kléber-MéleauVaudwww.t-km.chfb
Théâtre de VidyVaudwww.vidy.chfbtwigyt
Théâtre du CrochetanVaudwww.crochetan.chfbtwigyt
Le RefletVaudwww.lereflet.chfbtwyt
Théatre du JoratVaudwww.theatredujorat.chfbyt
Pré aux moinesVaudwww.preauxmoines.chfb
Théâtre de SévelinVaudwww.theatresevelin36.chfbtwig
Théâtre 2.21Vaudwww.theatre221.chfb
Usine à GazVaudwww.usineagaz.chfbtwyt
Théâtre de BeausobreVaudwww.beausobre.chfbtwigyt
Le petit théâtreVaudwww.lepetittheatre.chfbyt
La Grange de
Opéra de LausanneVaudwww.opera-lausanne.chfbyt
Théatre Benno BessonVaudwww.theatrebennobesson.chfbyt
Théâtre BoulimieVaudwww.theatreboulimie.comfb
Theatre am
Casino TheaterWinterthurwww.casinotheater.chfbtwigyt
Theatre WinterthurWinterthurtheater.winterthur.chfbtwyt
Theater CasinoZugwww.theatercasino.chfbigyt
Theater der KünsteZurichwww.theaterderkunste.chfbtwyt
Opernhaus ZurichZurichwww.opernhaus.chfbtwigyt
Theatre NeumarktZurichwww.theaterneumarkt.chfbtwyt
Rote FabrikZurichwww.fabriktheater.chfbtwig
Theater 11Zurichwww.theater11.chfb
Theatre Kanton ZurichZurichtheaterkantonzuerich.chfbyt
Cabaret VoltaireZurichwww.cabaretvoltaire.chfb

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Autoportaits in the studio

It’s been a while since I hadn’t done a Creative Wednesday. I was too busy with building my consultancy. But yesterday I spend the whole day experimenting with photography in my studio, actually my living in room.

Since no models were available (I didn’t even ask) and my profile picture is 6 years old (!!!!) : I had my subject. I experimented with strobes, reflectors, background and shaving foam. While doing the retouching I learnt quite some new trick in Photoshop.

These are the only 3 pictures (on 270) which passed the selection.


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How to launch your digital communication, for free

If you are a small charity, a startup or a music band launch your digital communication can be overwhelming. Where to start? How much will it cost? What to say?

The chances are that your budget is limited and the money vital for some other aspects of your venture. The good news is that it can be free. If it must, it won’t cost you a single cent. But as always, what is free is either not the highest quality, take a lot of time or lack functionalities…

Where to start? I wrote a little step by step plan for you. These are meant to be low-level advices. This guide could be muuuuuch longer and detailed. But for now I’ll stop here. I will detail every single part in future posts. So stay tuned and subscribe to the newsletter.


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Lift Conference Basel 2015

Interesting events in Basel for the Autumn

You felt it I’m sure. Yeah, it is again that time of the year when it is better to be inside. The very long days are gone and the leaves start to turn brown. The good news is that there is plenty to do inside. The post summer holiday lethargy is over. Here is a list of events in Basel (and a bit further) which I will attend in the upcoming weeks. They might be interesting for you too.


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Give us a mikrobreak

Why do I actually build mikrodefio ? The story of the first iteration

Do you remember I’ve launched the site in April and then quickly left it go back to sleep. Mostly because it did not get the expected traction. That happens when you have a product which no one needs or wants (and you do not promote it enough).

But why did I actually start this project?

  • I wanted to build a product which improves lives of individuals
  • I wanted to have a laboratory to test new techniques
  • And I wanted do more creative work – I was a CreativeDay project remember


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Checking Charity Checkouts: Swiss Red Cross

Yesterday I stumbled upon a Ted talk of Dan Pallota. A very interesting edition. The man states we should give the same opportunities to non-profits organizations as we do to the for-profit ones. Because currently we don’t.

I thought it would be time to give a look at how our Swiss charities do handle their online donation flows. Remember, I was a Digital Fundraiser previously and then worked 2 years in eCommerce…

This first edition of the CCC (Checking Charity Checkouts) will be about the Swiss Red Cross. One of the biggest charitable organization in Switzerland. Don’t get me wrong, I think they do a great job, but their site could need some improvements. I’m also mostly pinpointing what not working IMHO. I’ll let someone else do the praising.


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Cool Interactive Artsy Projects

At the moment I’m looking for an interesting speaker for one of the Swiss Tech Talks that will be held in Basel. The idea is that mobile phones can be a canvas or a brush for todays artists. If you know of someone in the area which might want to present a related project: Please let me know.

Here are few interesting projects I found, not from Basel though.


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