Our partnership with schools began with the four schools near La FabricA, in the Monclar neighbourhood: Scheppler, Louis Gros, Saint-Roch, and Perrin-Monclar. Several long-term residencies took place in those schools with Anne-Karine Lescop and her show Petit projet de la matière in 2011, and with Groupe F and their two creations, En Avant ! and Ouvert !, about the building of La FabricA in 2013.
Since 2014, a young audience programme is offered every year at the Chapelle des Pénitents blancs, and the collaboration between the Festival and the Avignon city council allows 1,000 school students to attend free performances every November.
2015: The Girl, the Devil and the Mill, by Olivier Py
2016: Dark Circus, by STEROPTIK
2018: Ahmed returns… for children, by Didier Galas
2019: Love Triumphant, by Olivier Py
2021 : The Pied Piper by Joachim Latarjet
Throughout the year, the Festival also works with classes from the Aix-Marseille and Montpellier school districts. Students visit the Festival’s venues, attend theatre workshops, and write articles or draw for the Young Spectator’s Guide.