Clubs & Communities
Whether you are new to Luzern or just looking for new opportunities to meet like-minded people this guide provides information about various clubs and communities to join in and around Luzern.
Lil Partner | Luzern World Theatre Company
Founded in September 2011, The Lucerne World Theatre Company (LWTC) is an amateur English-language theatre group that thrives on a passion for drama and the performance arts. Built on the principles of fun and inclusion, the club offers a gateway to the stage to its members who hail from all corners of the globe.
LWTC offers its members acting classes as well as opportunities to get involved in stage productions.
Their main objectives include:
- Offering continuous theatre training for amateur and professional actors through weekly meetings and special themed workshops as well as play readings.
- To set up their own amateur theatre group and put on their own theatre productions.
- To offer people in the Lucerne area the chance to see smaller theatre productions from all over the world.
Annual membership costs CHF 100 and the group meets every Tuesday evening from 19.30 to 21.30 at the LiLi Centre (Alpenquai 40a, 6005 Lucerne). Anyone interested in joining the group is welcomed to come along anytime.
For information about upcoming productions and for more information please visit their website here.
Lil Partner | Swiss American Society Lucerne
The Swiss American Society was founded in 1962 as a non-political, non-profit organisation dedicated to developing and maintaining business and social relationships between Swiss and US citizens living in Lucerne. They now have more than 300 members from over 21 nations.
Every year they host a wide variety of events and activities to suit all ages and represent their diverse membership. A special emphasis is placed on events to celebrate the important customs and festivities of both Switzerland and the USA including Fasnacht, Fourth of July, Swiss National day, American Thanksgiving, and Christmas. As well as this they host numerous events for families, sporting events, arts and cultural tours as well as opportunities for networking and developing business relationships.
Their objectives include:
- Promoting goodwill, understanding, mutual respect and cooperation between the citizens of the United States and Switzerland.
- Encouraging community spirit and a sense of inclusion amongst the international community in Central Switzerland.
- Assisting newcomers to Switzerland in building a social network;
- To be an example of tolerant and inclusive integration.
- To celebrate human diversity in all of its forms.
- To honour the Lucerne community by using local resources and aiding local humanitarian causes
The Anglo-Swiss Club Lucerne is an English speaking social club open to people of all nationalities looking to meet other people and make new friends. It provides an opportunity to socialise with English speaking expats outside of your usual work environment as well as the chance to find out more about living in Switzerland. The club was founded in 1923 with the aim of promoting friendship and understanding between Swiss and foreign residents living in Lucerne and the surrounding areas. They have members from all over the world as well as many Swiss nationals who have a keen interest in the English language and culture. They are a non-profit organisation with no national, political or religious affiliations.
The Club hosts a wide variety of events and programs including tours, dinners and talks on a whole host of different subjects. A calendar of their forthcoming events can be found here.
Membership is open to all; they welcome people of all ages and all nationalities. The only requirement is a desire to communicate using English.
Current membership fees:
- Couples/Family CHF 100.00 per year
- Single person CHF 60.00 per year
- Full time Student CHF 25.00 per year
If you wish to attend a meeting without becoming a member you are welcomed to do so, however, they do charge a fee of CHF 10 to help cover costs. For more information about becoming a member you can contact the club directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 041 377 0320.
Founded in 1979 and continuing to grow, the International Women’s Club of Lucerne now has over 170 members (from more than 30 different nationalities) who live in and around Lucerne. It is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation. The aim of this English-speaking club is to bring together women of all different nationalities and walks of life. They provide a network of like-minded women to socialise with, answer your questions and help you discover more about the local area. As well as this they run numerous events including coffee mornings, book clubs, fitness activities, family days, singing groups, monthly luncheons and many, many more! A full calendar of upcoming events can be found here (please note however than many of these of events are restricted to members only).
To become a member you can sign up online here.
Current membership fees are CHF 70 and are pro-rated over the club year, which runs from June 1st to May 31st. For more information you can contact their membership Secretary directly using this online form.
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