Avignon and the theatre... all year round. Avignon festival is the most important theatre and performing arts event in the world, in terms of the number of productions and spectators it attracts. Inaugurated in 1947 by the French actor and director Jean Vilar, the festival, now in its 75th edition, has become the largest artistic festival in France, integrating theatre, dance, cinema, art exhibitions, round tables and readings.
Conceptual artists such as Sophie Calle and Johnny Lebigot have also performed and exhibited their work at La Mirande.
Festival IN from 05th to 25th July 2023
There are over 40 indoor and outdoor venues across the city ranging from the massive courtyard of the Popes' Palace, to a gymnasium, to an intimate garden in an old manor house.
Find the complete program here
Festival OFF from 07th to 29th July 2023
The largest theatre in the world; 1000 shows on the programme in 2022.
Opéra du Grand Avignon
Eclectic programming of opera, dance, theatre and symphony concerts, as well as a Ballet of 12 dancers and a choir of 20 artists.
Chorégies d'Orange from June 19th to July 24th, 2023
International festival of lyrical art created in 1869. It takes place every summer at the National Ancient Theatre of Orange.
Permanent or ephemeral exhibitions in the museums of Avignon:
Musée du Petit Palais, Musée Calvet, Musée Requiem, Collection Lambert, Palais du Roure, Palais des Papes...
International Piano Festival of La Roque-d'Anthéron 43rd edition, from July 20th to August 20th, 2023
The International piano festival is founded in 1980 by Paul Onoratini (1920-2010).
The sound and light show at the Popes' Palace August to October
A completely new immersive and dreamlike experience.
The Fest'hiver in February, a festival of theatre; shows and readings carried by Avignon's stages.
A historic festival in the French choreographic landscape, Les Hivernales is an unmissable event in the middle of winter.