Les Arts Scéniques - Ein Basler Theaterensemble

Les Arts Scéniques Junior presents


Our brand new play is starting tickets sales on Friday, May 3rd at 12:00 midday! If you buy your tickets before May 15th you benefit from an EARLY-BIRD price. Secure your seats before they’re gone.

Where to get tickets

Get your tickets at EVENTFROG! You can buy them online or in their app. Search for “Secrets and Lies” or just click the following button:

About the play

In a story told through compelling snapshots, eleven kids are struggling with themselves and others in everyday life. Some have secrets, some tell lies, some fit in, others don’t. In these situations each character has his or her own way of coming to grips with things. In this original play the audience is offered insights into the children’s social concerns in regards to their peers and to themselves.

Interview on Radio X

On June 4, 2019 we got the chance to talk live at Radio X about our new play “SECRETS AND LIES”. Listen to the interview here:

Introducing SwissPats

Les Arts Scéniques Junior got the chance to bring to you a new episode of SwissPats. Listen in!

About the company

Les Arts Scéniques Junior is our English speaking children’s theater company. We rehearse between September and June and create, write and perform an original play every year. Secrets and Lies was created by the current company members:

  • Viola Arcuri
  • Leon Baert
  • Margaux Gaëtan
  • Giulia Grenz
  • Aled Griffiths
  • Mia Hartmann
  • Nora Lyon
  • Flynn Mejier
  • Miyabi Bustinduy Nakano
  • Lexi Pressner
  • Adam Walton

with the help of teachers and directors Cary & Martina Rick.

Meet the cast and the characters

Amy is sometimes shy and doesn’t like to talk about her mother’s wealth.

Annabelle is strong, smart and brave. She works constantly, helping her mother and dealing with her dad. All she wants is to lead a normal life.

Anthony is wealthy, smart, and hates being rich.

Chloe is shy and notices all the details in every situation. She has thousands of secrets, none of which she plans on ever telling anyone.

James is Leonard’s best friend. Very energetic and excited, he also enjoys watching TV and eating junk food. Although he doesn’t like to admit it, he’s very curious and observant.

Lenox isn’t living a dream, quite the opposite. Can she change who she is as things around her change too?

Leonard is a very pessimistic boy who enjoys doing equations with his friend James.

Selena is a friendly 13 year-old. She gets bad grades which makes her parents mad.

Skylar is pretty normal, or so she thinks…

Timmy cares about his friends but does not like to be lectured by them.

Wendy wants to be a singer like her mother was. She doesn’t have many friends and feels lonely sometimes.

We perform at the following theater

BAU3 (formerly known as “TheaterFalle”)
Dornacherstrasse 192
4053 Basel

How to get there

The theater is easy to reach by bus or tram (bus no. 36 or trams no. 15 or 16 to stops Bruderholzstrasse or Tellplatz). Parking in this area is scarce.

Box office

If for some reason you can’t get your tickets online through eventfrog.ch you still have a chance to get them at the box office. The box office and doors open 30 minutes before the performance starts. Seating is limited, though, so if you can – get your tickets online ahead of time.

Language, duration & admission age

The play is performed in English and last approximately 50-60 minutes. It is suitable for adults, teens and children aged 7 years or older. Children under the age of 7 will not be admitted.