Theaterlexikon der Schweiz

The Switzerland ( TLS ) Theatre Lexicon is a 2005 published in 3 volumes, multilingual theater scientific lexicon to individuals, institutions, venues and subject heading of theater in Switzerland in the past and present.

The approximately 3,600 items were developed from 1997 to 2005 at the Institute for Theatre Studies of the University of Bern. The project management had Andreas Kotte held, the editor in chief worried Simone Gojan (1997-2005) and Thomas Blubacher (1997-2001).

About 70 % of the posts were written in German language, 20 % are French, 6% and 2% Italian Romansh (the latter with German translation ).

Since 2012, the texts of the dictionary are freely available on the internet. This is not a revised edition; all texts and data were retained in the Internet publication at the level of 2005.


  • Andreas Kotte; Department of Theatre Bern (Ed.): Theatre Dictionary of Switzerland TLS = Dictionnaire du Théâtre en Suisse DTS = DTS = Dizionario teatrale svizzero Lexicon because teater svizzer LTS. 3 volumes. Chronos, Zurich 2005, ISBN 3-0340-0715-9.