Chapelle des Pénitents blancs

Chapelle des Pénitents blancs © Agnès Mellon

The place

Built in the 14th century, the church of Notre-Dame-la-Principale became the Chapelle des Pénitents blancs at the beginning of the 19th century, when it was transformed into a Dominican convent. The brotherhood having died out, it is today a theatre assigned to the Festival d'Avignon and the Institut supérieur des techniques du spectacle. It is an enclosed space particularly appreciated for its intimate feel (164 seats). This is where the staging of contemporary texts began at the Festival, with Théâtre Ouvert, in the 1960s. Since 2014, the Chapelle des Pénitents blancs has been welcoming the cycle of shows for young audiences.

Unnumbered seats.

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Accessibility

Difficult access for people with reduced mobility. There are no adapted places. You can access the site through the main entrance. Access to the toilet is not possible independently.

Individual magnetic loops are available on reservation when you purchase your ticket. Please contact the reservation service.

Visit the pages of the events to find out more about their accessibility: naturally accessible shows (dance, visual or speechless), shows with surtitles...

Contact for disabledeople with disabilities

Reception staff are present if needed. Please contact them if you have any requests or question.

Visit the event pages to find out more about their accessibility: naturally accessible events (text shows, concerts, readings and radio programmes), audio description...

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