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Whether this is your first or tenth time coming to the Festival d’Avignon, here is some information to make your experience more pleasant.

To find more information, you can:

  • regularly check all Festival-related news on our website’s homepage

  • subscribe to our pages on social networking sites

  • subscribe to our newsletter. We advise doing so to receive information about the Festival’s dates, to follow the unveiling of the Festival’s programme. It’s also a way to receive information of cultural actions in the territory and about touring dates of shows that appeared at the Festival d’Avignon.

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If you have any questions,

Finally, to prepare for the Festival, find information about booking and ticket prices, learn more about the history of the Festival, etc., here are some more answers, by theme:

As soon as the programme is unveiled, different tools are made available on the Festival’s website. A search engine can help you go through our archives if you wish to find information about previous editions. We also recommend you create an account on our website, which will let you use the following tools:

  • your wish list: it allows you to bookmark all shows you might be interested in, in order to be able to find them quickly,

  • your personalised schedule: you can turn your wish list into a schedule that automatically makes sure all shows are compatible, taking into account not only the duration of the shows but also travel times from one venue to the other,

  • sharing: you can share your schedule with your friends or create one together !

Tip: all those functionalities are also available in the Festival’s mobile app, which can also send you push notifications when tickets become available!

As an individual, you have 4 options when it comes to buying tickets: via our website or app, at the ticket office, by phone, or on the day of the show directly at the venue.

  • If you want to buy tickets on our website or app, we recommend you create an account before the ticket office opening date to create your own schedule to facilitate your purchases when the sales open (dates are published on our website and on our social media. Sign up to our newsletter and you won’t miss it).

  • Opening hours for our ticket office (both physical and by phone) can be found on our contact information page.

  • A last, and often effective, option is to go directly to the show’s venue 45 minutes before the start of the performance. There are often last-minute tickets available!

A lot of information is available on the Festival’s website:

  • leaflets for each show, including interviews with the artists,

  • educational booklets


  • video recordings of press conferences and of panels with artists,

  • full live recordings of some performances and excerpts from all works are available in our “video” section…

All those resources can be found online, on each show’s page.

Several options are available to you:

  • if you aren’t currently in Avignon, you can access our archives:

    Festival d’Avignon


    Maison Jean Vilar

  • if you are currently in Avignon, the BnF / Maison Jean Vilar and the Cloître Saint-Louis both offer tours of the history of the Festival (twice a day, in French or English).

    We advise you to either book a tour well in advance or to come at the last moment and try your luck!

  • you own old photographs and want to make them available to the public: we can, along with the BNF, host your collection and feature it on our website.


Directors and choreographers sometimes decide to work with amateurs during the creation of a project. If you want to take part in a unique adventure, we recommend you sign up to our monthly newsletter, which includes all casting calls for amateurs!

A few of the projects involving amateur actors featured at the Festival d’Avignon:

I am by Lemi Ponifasio
Straight to the Heart by Thierry Thieû Niang
Ladies, Gentlemen, and the rest of the World by David Bobée
A Lad’s Word by Nadjette Boughale
À mon seul désir by Gaëlle Bourges

Here’s a list of the venues:

Venues of the Festival d'Avignon


  • for each venue, you’ll find maps including information about buses, car parks, disabled access, and travel times to and from the venue

  • you can use the Festival’s app, along with your phone’s geo-tracking option, to easily find the fastest route to the venue

  • to travel from one venue to another, we recommend using soft transport options and public transportation


You come to the pleasure of the Festival with your family, take advantage of our accessible proposals for the youngest as for the adults!

  • Do not hesitate to consult our first time shows, which are more accessible to a younger audience

  • Discover the Festival and Avignon and its heritage by taking advantage of guided tours throughout the city

  • stays for adults and children who want to live to the rhythm of the Festival and in the spirit of the Ceméa:

    Youth centres of the Festival d’Avignon

Young adults under the age of 26 / Students

To make the most of your stay at the Festival, here are some ideas to save you time and money!


Buy your 3 Keys Card for 1€ and benefit from reduced rates

We are partners of the Pass Culture of the City of Avignon, of the Ministry of Culture, of the Patch Culture of Avignon University and of the e-Pass of the Region, find out more on the page Booking


Download our application and activate the notifications. When tickets go on sale, you will be the first to know! For those who are not familiar with the city of Avignon: it is possible to create itineraries from where you are to any of the Festival venues.


Some proposals such as the Young Culture Reporters, À la jeunesse les micros or Between journalism and culture I choose both! have been specifically designed to let you discover the backstage! To find out more, see all our actions with the youth.


We recruit receptionists, guards and ticket agents every year. Don't miss out on the online recruitment files from the first days of March!


Young people aged 15 to 18 are given a wallet that they can spend on cultural activities via the Ministry's Pass Culture app: pass.culture.fr


Holders of the Culture Pass of the City of Avignon, take part in new events, in free access (within the limits of available places):

Modalities: reservation with the public relations department of the Festival d'Avignon at groupe@festival-avignon.com with a photo of your Culture Pass.

Pick up your ticket on site, from 45 minutes before the beginning of the show, always on presentation of your Culture Pass.


Tickets at the Patch Culture rate of 5€ are offered to students and staff of Avignon University.

Contact : mission-culture@univ-avignon.fr / +33 (0)4 90 16 25 55

Culture Avignon University


The Festival d'Avignon accepts the e-Pass for young people. High school students from the South Region can pay for their tickets with the e-pass. To get it : e-passjeunes.maregionsud.fr

For more information, contact the Festival d'Avignon ticket office


Since the 77th edition and every year, a guest language is honoured at the Festival. In 2023, it is the English language that we wish to highlight. Many shows are accessible in English (interpreted and/or surtitled in English)

To find all the shows accessible in English, go to the for English speakers category.


If you are a teacher (at a primary or secondary school, or at a higher education institution) and are looking for resources to create a project for your class and/or to come with your students to the Festival, we encourage you to do so thanks to the following options:

  • you can use pre-existing programmes or create an artistic and cultural education programme specifically tailored to your students; we can provide tools to help discover the performing arts and acquire skills such as eloquence, critical thinking, self-sufficiency, or creativity

  • a lot of resources are available to you such as training sessions, educational booklets, online reports or recordings of shows


  • we also have a dedicated ticket office for groups, and you can use the passes created by the city, Avignon Université, the region, or the state to encourage youths to attend shows (you can contact us starting in April)

Social workers and health professionals

If you want to organise a trip to the Festival d’Avignon or spend a day at the Festival with a teenager group, you can sign up for pre-existing programmes or create your own schedule. Our courses are adapted to young people from 12 years old. Don’t hesitate to contact us to determine which shows might be the best fit for your group, and to book tickets (before the opening of the ticket office to the general public):

Youth centres of the Festival d’Avignon :contact@cdjsf-avignon.fr

The cultural action of the Festival d’Avignon is part of a universal mission of general interest. Beyond specific projects in partnership with the Ministry of National Education aimed at REP and REP+ schools, the Festival d’Avignon has long collaborated with associations and social centres working on cultural and artistic projects in neighbourhoods targeted by urban policy programmes. If you want to sign up for a pre-existing project or create a programme adapted to your public, contact us:

Learn more about our projects and partnerships with associations and social workers here:
Social field

If you want to come to the Festival with a group:
Youth centres of the Festival d’Avignon with the Ceméa (contact@cdjsf-avignon )

The Festival d’Avignon works in close collaboration with the Ceméa (Training centres for active education methods) and Avignon city. If you want to take part in those projects:

Festival and popular education Training, Youth, Region
Youth centres of the Festival d’Avignon with the Ceméa (contact@cdjsf-avignon.fr)

You want to come to the Festival, take part in an artistic and cultural education programme, or create a project with the Festival d’Avignon:

Youth centres of the Festival d’Avignon with the Ceméa (contact@cdjsf-avignon.fr)

Learn more about the Festival’s accessibility policy:
Disabled access


You are the relay of an association, a CSE, a company, a school, a medico-social or socio-cultural establishment and you wish to organise the visit of your group to the Festival d'Avignon:

  • a dedicated ticket office for groups is available

  • preferential rates are available

  • there are, however, some specific modalities for group bookings (bookings available in April only, limited number of tickets and performance dates)

To know more: groupe(at)festival-avignon.com

Festivalgoers with disabilities

Every year, the Festival d’Avignon works to make sure that people with disabilities aren’t excluded from culture, and we have been developing measures to respond to individual needs: maps of the venues with access information for people with reduced mobility, training of our staff to better respond to the needs of people with disabilities, increased number of subtitled plays and audio description…

An accessible website
With FACIL’iti, our website’s layout adapts to the needs of people with visual, motor, or cognitive disabilities. Many profiles are available to fit the needs of as many people as possible: visual impairment, Parkinson’s disease, age-related muscle loss, colour blindness, dyslexia, etc.
For a more comfortable experience, you can now customise the layout by choosing the profile that best suits you.

Access the service

Please let us know your needs so that we can adapt our reception. If you wish to receive advice on the program, make a reservation, or benefit from adapted rates:

More practical info

The Festival d'Avignon proposes :Accessibility: Surtitling and French sign language

  • Naturally accessible shows (dance, visual or non-speaking).

  • Deaf or hard of hearing people / Shows with English subtitles.

The Festival d'Avignon will be equipped with an instant communication service for the deaf and hard of hearing. Thanks to the Acceo application, it is possible to obtain an Instant Speech Transcription (TIP) of the reception or reservation. A French Sign Language (LSF) visio-interpretation is also possible as well as a Complete Spoken French Language (LPC) visio-coding. This service will be available all year round starting in March from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm without interruption and on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm with a drop-out rate of less than 30 seconds.
Know more


  • Some of the Festival's shows are accessible (text performances, concerts, readings and radio broadcasts)

  • Audiodescription shows in French are offered at every event.

  • A light programme in Braille and large print is available in paper format at the Festival ticket offices.

  • La FabricA, the Festival's permanent venue, is equipped with podotactile strips to facilitate circulation in the building.

  • You can attend the shows with your guide dog.

More information on mediation actions

Places are reserved for people with reduced mobility or in wheelchairs, on request when you make your reservation.

Please note that the Théâtre Benoît-XII, the Gymnase du Lycée St-Joseph and Chapelle des Pénitents blancs do not have disabled access.
You want more information about the accessibility of our venues, or book tickets for a person with reduced mobility:

Learn more about the Festival’s venues

Mediation actions are organised throughout the year with specialised and health institutions.

Trained reception and ticketing teams are present at all Festival d'Avignon venues.

Learn more

Tourism professional

In order for the shows of the Festival d’Avignon to be part of the offer for tourists in the region, we have been developing our partnerships with tourism professionals.

Tourist offices, hotels, hosts

  • Programme: the programme is available at the Cloître Saint-Louis, but also at the Avignon tourist office and the Avignon Fnac.
    You can also download it from our website.
    We can also provide you with leaflets with summaries of the plays both in French and English to give to your customers, tourists, and guests. The deadline to be added to our mailing list is early April.

  • Posters can be sent to tourist offices in April, and can be bought from our online store

  • Ticket office: during the Festival, we send out a daily newsletter to inform you about what shows are available. We also recommend you download our application, which will automatically send you a notification when tickets for a show become available, and you will be able to buy them online wherever you are.

  • Venues: how to come? Where to park? The answer to those questions can be found in our “venues” section, where you’ll find information about distances, car parks, and the fastest way to go from one venue to another.

    Venues of the Festival

  • History: what better time to learn new things than the holidays? You’ll know everything about the history of the Festival d’Avignon thanks to our daily guided tours in French or English.

If you have any question:

Trip organisers

If you want to book tickets or organise an event at the Festival d’Avignon, you have two options:

  • you focus on social tourism and want to introduce your customers to the Festival d’Avignon: we can work together to create a programme that fits your public:

The Festival d’Avignon is a partner of the UNAT. Every year, it provides their members with an activity plan to discover the history of the Festival.