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WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL?
3 weeks of Festival means 20 venues, 50 shows (over 300 curtain risers), and, counting debates, encounters, and screenings, over 400 events for a total of 140,000 admissions (both paid and free), for an average attendance level of 90%. To organise the Festival, 33 permanent employees work throughout the year along with 750-800 temporary workers. Counting the artistic teams we welcome here, we create 1,700 jobs and almost 50,000 days' worth of work, not counting our permanent staff. Throughout the year, 800 hours' worth of artistic events bring together 5,000 students, 140 classes, 90 schools, and 37 towns, and 1,600 people are able to visit the Festival. Our budget is 13 million euros, 57% of which comes from public subsidies, and 43% from revenue (distribution, co-productions, sponsorship and partnerships, ticket sales). The Festival is therefore both a driver of growth and an actor of redistribution. The Festival is also known for the important presence of the professional sector, both French and foreign (12% of festivalgoers), 600 accredited journalists (with 520 interviews for print, audiovisual, and web media, 200 radio interviews and reports, 35 television crews, 112 film shoots, 44 photographers). Our website receives more than 4 million page hits a year, and over 1,000 pictures and 200 videos are added with every edition. The programme of the Festival d'Avignon leads to a large number of tours. The shows in the programme performed more than 1,000 times in 40 different countries.
Working at the Festival d'Avignon
Job and internship offers are available on the website of the Festival d'Avignon (under the “Apply” tab) or on the Linkedin account of the Festival https://www.linkedin.com/company/festival-d'avignon/. Every year, in April, the Festival d'Avignon makes available application forms for seasonal positions (reception agents, guards, cleaning agents, etc...). You can submit your application via this form within 3 weeks.
The Festival d'Avignon doesn't employ volunteers.
The Festival d'Avignon relays no commercial offers on its website and social networks. If you want to offer accommodations to artistic teams, you can send an email to email@example.com to the logistics service.
If you want to plan your trip to the Festival d'Avignon with a group (minimum 40 tickets in your order), please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally before mid-May.
If you plan to develop a project around the Festival, or theater workshops, pelase contact email@example.com
The “Archives” section of the website includes the programme of every edition of the Festival d'Avignon since 1947. You can also contact the BibliothèqueNationale de France, which has a branch at the Maison Jean Vilar in Avignon. It has collected and made available all the history of the Festival d'Avignon: www.bnf.fr
The Festival d'Avignon is supported in its missions by sponsors (individuals, companies, foundations). To learn more, see the section “Becoming a sponsor of the Festival d'Avignon”.
I WANT TO SEE SHOWS AT THE FESTIVAL
I want to book tickets
If it's a thermal (physical) ticket with a stub, you don't run much risk: If it's a full price ticket, no worries, enjoy the show! If it's a ticket at a reduced rate that doesn't apply to you, come to the ticket office to pay the difference so you can enter the venue.
If it's an electronic ticket, be careful, it could be a photocopy or a non-valid ticket. You might not be able to enter the venue. We highly discourage buying electronic tickets.
Preparing for The Festival
It is forbidden to take pictures or record any part of the show. A message will remind you of it before every show. However, during curtain calls (and only then), you can take pictures or record videos.
No animal will be let in, except for guide dogs.
As part of the plan Vigipirate, the following items are prohibited within the venues:
sharp-edged items: knives, scissors,
glass or plastic bottles,
opaque containers: thermos, cans, etc.,
aerosol cans or compressed-gas cylinders,
fireworks (bangers, flares, etc.)
Only spray bottles and clear half-liter water bottles are allowed.
We cannot provide a cloakroom or lockers. Please plan accordingly, and do not come to the venues with large bags and certain items (see below).
There is no dersscode, however, be careful with the wind that can be cold.
It can be cold out at night. Remember to take some warm clothes, especially if the mistral is blowing.
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