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What is the Festival d'Avignon ?

Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Festival d'Avignon is one of the most important international events for contemporary performing arts. In the heart of an exceptional heritage, including the Palais des Papes, the Festival invites around forty shows, conceives readings, exhibitions, films and numerous debates. Throughout the year, the Festival offers artists' residencies, actions aimed at the public and develops tours so that its productions can be seen outside July and throughout the world.

More about the history of the Festival d'Avignon

More about the Festival d'Avignon in a few figures

  • The Festival d'Avignon, created in 1947 by Jean Vilar, is 35 shows, 2 exhibitions and 25 venues (transformed into theatres for the occasion) with a programme of guest artists.

  • The Festival Off, created in 1966 by André Benedetto, is more than 1000 companies and artists from all horizons who take over 140 venues in the city.

The whole city is in turmoil with the rhythm of the Avignon festivals.

Each year, the guest artists are contacted and chosen by the Festival's co-programming directors. If you wish to propose a show for the Festival Off, we invite you to visit their website:festivaloffavignon.com

Go to the History and archives page of the website which lists all the programming of the Festival d'Avignon editions, since 1947. For specific searches, we invite you to use the "Search" tool in the menu bar.

All our video resources can be found here: Audiovisual

We also invite you to contact the BnF office at the Maison Jean Vilar in Avignon. It lists and makes available all the Festival's memory.

The Gallica website, the municipal or departmental archives are also a resource area with a large number of documents on the Festival.

For any specific request, do not hesitate to contact us: festival@festival-avignon.com

I want to work at the Festival d'Avignon

Internships, seasonal, technical or permanent jobs, the offers can be consulted here or on the Festival's LinkedIn account, you will be able to receive alerts and the dates of the recruitment campaigns.

For technical and seasonal jobs, the Festival d'Avignon makes application forms available in January.

There are no volunteers at the Festival d'Avignon. We pay all our teams.

The Festival d'Avignon is supported in its missions by patrons (individuals, companies and foundations). To learn more about the methods and possibilities of support, you can consult the sponsor page of our website.

I am looking for shows

From early April, directly on our website or on the "Festival d'Avignon" mobile app (available on iOS or Android).

The full program, including free admission (meetings, debates, readings, etc.), will be available in June.

A PDF version will be available in the Publication and Downloads area and will be available at the Festival d'Avignon offices in the Cloître Saint-Louis and at other Festival venues.

On our website, you can filter the shows: by category, by place, by period and by date to help you choose the shows you can go and see.

Still in doubt? Contact us on the social networks, we will help you.

The language of the show is indicated on the page of each show. If surtitles are available, they are indicated.

I purchase tickets

Access the pricing for each show and film

Voici les ouvertures de la billetterie 2024 :


On the festival-avignon.com website from 1p.m.
Presale in the Fnac Avignon-République and Le Pontet stores from 1 to 6p.m. (only for Fnac members)
On the fnacspectacles.com website from 6p.m.


By phone +33 (0)4 90 14 14 14, Wednesday-Saturday, from 1 to 7p.m.


At the Cloître Saint-Louis box office, 20 rue du Portail Boquier, Avignon, Wednesday-Saturday, from 1 to 7p.m.
+ in all Fnac stores


At the box office and by phone, every day from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
On our website and mobile app 24/7


During the Festival, all sales stop 5 hours before the start of the show. All remaining available tickets are sold directly at the venue, 1 hour before the start of the show.
Passes are not sold at the venues, but pass holders will pay the appropriate reduced price.

Need help ? Please contact us

More information on the Ticketing and Pricing page - details to be confirmed shortly. Consult the ticketing and prices page

Opt for the Carte Festival or the Carte 3 clés and benefit from reduced rates!

How do I do it?

On our website:

  • go to the "Buy" page

  • then go to the "Passes" tab

  • choose one or more passes and add your selection to the basket before selecting your shows

  • then go back to the "events" tab and choose your shows

  • you will have access to the rate corresponding to your card

Yes, if you book your tickets directly with Fnac (in shop, by phone and on fnacspectacles.com).

On the Internet you can only pay by credit card.

At the ticket office you can pay by cheque, credit card, cash, holiday vouchers and roue (local currency)

By phone, we will send you a link to pay by credit card.

Yes, the server is secure and the personal data provided during the input is encrypted.

Yes, tickets are sold at the venue 45 minutes before the start of each show and for the show concerned, subject to availability. Please note that it is not possible to buy cards at the venue, but reduced rates are applied to cardholders.

YCheck that you have received an email confirming your order. Be careful, it may be in your junk mail / spam folder and may arrive a few hours after your order.

You will also receive your credit card payment receipt (Paybox).

If the show time is grayed out or if the price selection does not appear, it means that it is temporarily unavailable online, so please try again later.
Tickets will go on sale regularly until July 21.

You can also:

  • from May 22 contact the ticket office by telephone on 04 90 14 14 14 - Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm to 7pm

  • from May 25, come to the box office - Wednesday to Saturday, 1pm to 7pm and in Fnac stores

  • since April 6, tickets have been available on the Fnac website

  • From June 24, tickets will be available every day from 10am to 7pm by telephone and at the box office.

No waiting list is organised by the Festival. Please come directly to the venue 45 minutes before the start of each show, subject to availability.

At the time of your purchase, if the show is numbered, click on "See my seat" when selecting your seats. 

After your purchase, you can find the map and numbering on the venue page: Festival Venues

Please note that 5 minutes before the start of the show, your seat is no longer guaranteed.

Your tickets are available in your " My purchases " area or by logging on to the mobile application.

Yes. For your information, the resale of a ticket at an amount higher than its face value is prohibited (law of 27 June 1919 and 12 March 2012). However, if you resell it at a price lower than or equal to its face value, we cannot object.

If it is an electronic ticket, the ticket is in the QRCode. 

Be aware that such a purchase is no guarantee, it may be a photocopy or an invalid ticket. You may not get into the theatre. This practice is strongly discouraged.

If it is a "thermal" (physical) ticket with a counterfoil, you do not take much risk:

  • If the ticket is full price, no problem.

  • If the ticket is at a reduced rate and you cannot benefit from it, come to the ticket office as soon as possible to pay the difference in order to be able to enter the theatre.

If the cancellation is known well before the beginning of the show: we will contact you (if we have your contact information) and will send you the modalities of postponement and/or reimbursement by email. 

If the cancellation occurs on the day of the performance, there are two possibilities: if the performance has not reached either the first intermission or half of its duration, we will send you the terms of postponement and/or refund by email. After this period, no refund or exchange is possible.

Consult the conditions générales de vente (in french)

The Festival d'Avignon is an independent association from the theaters and companies of the OFF. We only take care of the ticketing for the events we program.

I am going to the Festival

Plane, train, bus, bike... Information about every means of transport is available on the website in the “Prepare your trip" section.

Walking and cycling are the most practical and quickest ways. Self-service bicycles are available.

Please note that cars are not allowed to enter the city centre from 11am to 2am in July. We invite you to consult our parking map.

To find out more: Moving around during the Festival

All maps, plans and itineraries are available on the Festival website, on the page of each venue. On the mobile application, in the "venues" section, you can create your own itineraries thanks to the geolocation. For the touring show, in order to facilitate access to the public in each of the communes, we remind you that no shuttle bus is chartered by the Festival for these shows. Think of carpooling!  To find out about the terms and conditions of shows with a shuttle bus, go to the Booking page or directly from the "My purchases" area of your online account.

Shuttles are available for purchase for shows in Boulbon and Vedène. Go directly to the page of the concerned shows for all the details.

You must arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of the show. For the Cour d'honneur du Palais des Papes, the Carrière de Boulbon, the Cour du lycée Saint-Joseph and the Opéra Grand Avignon, we advise you to come 1 hour before the beginning of the show.

Shows start on time. If you arrive late, you will not be able to enter the theater or get a refund.

Access to downtown Avignon is forbidden to vehicles from 11am to 2am in July. However, it is possible to access the city center by showing a disability card. Some streets remain exclusive to pedestrians.

For a better reception and placement in the room, please contact us ataccessiblilite@festival-avignon.com so that we can take into account your needs.

Click here for the accessibility map

No animal will be let in, except for guide dogs.

The Agence Régionale de la Santé (French Regional Health Agency) has compiled a directory of health facilities available if you need to consult a doctor: Access the directory

I am at a show venue

Here is the list of objects prohibited in the room in application of the Vigipirate plan:

  • large bags,

  • travel backpacks, suitcases,

  • helmets,

  • firearms, bladed weapons (even dummies),

  • any sharp object: knives, scissors, etc,

  • any glass or plastic bottle, any opaque container: thermos, can.

  • any aerosol or pressurized bottle,

  • toxic or chemical products,

  • flammable liquids,

  • fireworks and derivatives (firecrackers, Bengal lights, distress rockets, etc.)

Only 0.5 liter clear water bottles are allowed as well as water bottles whose content can be checked (the receptionists will ask you to drink a small quantity).

When seating is numbered: your seat is indicated on your ticket.

The halls are numbered as follows: each row is indicated by a letter (A, B, C...). Each seat has a number (even: 2, 4, 6, 8... and odd: 1, 3, 5, 7...).

Please note that seating is no longer guaranteed 5 minutes before the start of each performance.

It is forbidden to photograph, film or record all or part of the show. A message to this effect is broadcast before the beginning of each performance. However, a tolerance is granted, at the time of the bows.

Yes, however, all children must have a ticket and will not be allowed on their laps or in a sling.

However, we ask that you be careful about the content of the show, the sound level or strobe effects (please refer to the precautionary notes) and the placement.

No dress code is required.

We do not provide a locker room.

It is possible to eat at certain places, which are indicated in the program and on our website.

Please note that you cannot bring food to the shows.

Rain only affects outdoor shows. If we decide that the show cannot take place, you will be informed by email and/or text message of the terms of postponement and refund.

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Click on the link that concerns you:

We invite you to click here to (re)initialize your password.

We've created a video tutorial to help in case of difficulty: how to update your communication prefences?

We do not share your data with third parties.

To know more about the protection of personal data at the Festival d'Avignon (in french)

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There is no lost and found service.

We recommend that you go directly to the venue and ask the front desk staff or custodian. You can drop by the St. Louis Cloister, we may have what you've lost.