51e Festival Off d'Avignon  

51e Festival Off d'Avignon

7th to 30th July.

The Festival Off means more than 1300 different shows put on by 1083 companies from over 25 different countries. This means nearly 8,000 actors and actresses await your presence! All these components come together in Avignon making the city one huge stage where many different artistic expressions are presented in every type of performing art, in over 130 venues in Avignon. Dates and program to come.

The Festival Off, is a true market place for the performing arts and cultural events. An international event, the Off theatre festival proposes over 1300 different shows, involving nearly 8,000 artists from throughout France and from over 25 other countries. Performances are put in in 132 different venues throughout Avignon. The companies turn Avignon into one big stage where something is going on at all times, in every type of performing art including theatre, readings, café-theatre, circus, dance, music, street theatre… classical texts, modern texts, contemporary works, for every audience, for every age.  

Many highlights spark the event : parade, theme days, a great ball...

During the festival, several different venues are on hand to welcome festival goers. In these venues, festival-goers can pick up programmes, buy their passes, see information on all the different offerings. The Village du Off is totally dedicated to the Off Festival throughouot the entire duration of the Festival. The Village du Off is installed under a big top at a school, the Ecole Thiers, and is dedicated to the theatre troupes and their audiences. Here lots of events take place, meetings, get-togethers, readings, conferences, forum, concerts, exhibits, web tv, a bar and a restaurant, the shop with Off Festival related products, and many other things. 

Program on line on the Off site in June. Paper catalogue available in early July. 
The pass goes on sale and entitles pass-holders to discount prices on Off performances.



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