Help us make Lausanne more vibrant and more appealing than ever.

Thanks to the support of the local population and the region’s institutions, both public and private, the Festival de la Cité offers everyone the opportunity to experience an enriching artistic programme in a unique convivial context. For the past 49 years, the Festival has been offering more than sixty shows and concerts annually – all free of charge

If you like the Festival de la Cité, its high-quality multidisciplinary artistic programming, the fact that it’s free, its connection to the city and its convivial, festive spirit, then why not show your support by becoming a Friend!

Every little bit helps and adds a block to the structure which holds up thanks to 35% in public subsidies and 65% in donations, private partnerships and self-generated revenue.

Participate in the renewal of the Festival, which has the effect of promoting Lausanne. Join us and take part in a cultural and convivial experience, which boosts Lausanne’s reputation as a city that’s both ambitious as well as welcoming.

In exchange for your support, we can give you some backstage access! You’ll be able to meet certain artists, observe them as they prepare their creations and, if you want, become their ambassadors!


You can become a Friend by e-mailing your details to Friends of the Festival