Twenty Years of Passage!

Made to measure from the building of the Théâtre du Passage

A moving show especially created to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Passage: join this journey of (re)discoveries, inspired by the labyrinthine architecture of the place!

Wanting to question theatre in the light of architecture by probing the memory which permeates the stones, Emilie Blaser for this project, has surrounded herself with author Odile Cornuz and musician Raphaël Weber, alias Dr Wheels from Rambling Wheels. The Passage walls are both the main character and the unique decor of the room. What is the state of mind of the jubilee, how to celebrate it with dignity, or to offer it a new life? Our three acolytes imagine it in music and stories – to give you a unique and invigorating experience.

“We invite the public to walk through the theatre like a living organ, more precisely a lung: a place to catch your breath, to awaken the senses and the imagination.”
— Emilie Blaser, Odile Cornuz, Raphaël Weber

18 to 21st March 2021
20 to 23rd May 2021
Postponed (Covid 19)
09 to 12 September 2021
16 to 19 September 2021


  • Stage set and acting

    Emilie Blaser, Odile Cornuz, Raphaël Weber

  • Text

    Odile Cornuz

  • Music

    Raphael Weber

  • Photography

    Sophie Brasey & Guillaume Perret

  • Co-production

    Case à Chocs

  • Support

    Ville de Neuchâtel, République et Canton de Neuchâtel, Loterie Romande, Fondation culturelle BCN, Fondation Casino de Neuchâtel

  • Duration

    About 60 minutes

  • Award

    This show won the Grand Prix culturel Migros Neuchâtel-Fribourg 2018