A major and unmissable event in European cultural life, the Festival d’Avignon attracts a large number of observers. Over 600 French and foreign journalists come to Avignon every year to cover the festival.
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Press Office and contact information
Please contact the appropriate service to help us respond to your request faster.
Newspaper journalists and press agencies:
Audiovisual media (TV-Radio-Agencies) + photo agencies & press photographers:
Photographs - Press photographers
Here you’ll find high-definition photographs of artists, shows, venues, and directors of the Festival, exclusively available for download to press professionals requesting pictures to illustrate articles about the Festival, its shows, and its events.
To access high-definition photographs available for download, please ask our press office for the access to the specific page.
Official photographs taken during the Festival by Christophe Raynaud de Lage are not copyright-free, except for regional media and online media.
Please make sure to systematically credit the photographer/copyright for each picture you use.
The photographs published on the Festival’s website are not copyright-free. Please contact the photographers before using any of them; a list of the photographers present during dress rehearsals for each show is available in the press section of our website.
Only press photographers with the proper accreditation can attend dress rehearsals. Outside of dress rehearsals, it is forbidden to photograph, film, or record any of the shows. However, this prohibition is lifted during curtain calls, and only then.
Accreditations are granted by our different services based on your professional activity. Press accreditations are granted by our Press Office or our Audiovisual Press Office to journalists tasked by a media organisation to cover the Festival. Other media representatives can contact our Accreditation Service.
If writing (print or online press, press agency, writer for web or digital media) is your main activity, please contact our written press service.
For a journalist to be allowed to cover one or more shows of the Festival, their editor must ask the Festival’s press office for an accreditation. Accreditation requests must be sent in May or June, along with a copy of the journalist’s press card, to the following email address:
If your main activity is audiovisual in nature (audiovisual press agency, photo agency, press photographer, online audiovisual media, TV, radio), please contact our audiovisual press service:
For a photographer to be granted access to a show’s dress rehearsal, they have to send a request to the following email address:
A press room is available to journalists and bloggers on the first floor of the Cloître Saint-Louis during the festival. It is equipped with free access computers and WiFi. You can access the daily press review of the Festival there, as well as all printed and digital communication documents.
Our press review is available in the press room of the Festival d’Avignon (all day) and at the BnF-Maison Jean Vilar, 8 rue de Mons, 84000 Avignon.
Every year, the Festival d’Avignon prints a complete press review (about twelve volumes), which is available at the BnF-Maison Jean Vilar, but also in the performing arts department of the BnF in Paris (site Richelieu).
If you want your articles to appear in our press review, please send us your print and online articles as a PDF document in December of the year they were published. Please do not include articles about touring shows not written specifically for coverage of the Festival.