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68e Festival d'Avignon

OpenFrom 04 July 2014 to 27 July 2014
From Friday, 4 till Sunday, July 27th.
The Avignon Festival was created by Jean Vilar in 1947 and is one of the oldest and most famous theatre and performing festivals in the world. Festival performances take place throughout three entire weeks in July. The place to take part in contemporary, creative excellence. This 68th festival comes under the direction of Olivier Py, in his first year at the helm.

The Festival d'Avignon is the place where artists from contracting aesthetic universes come together, discuss and confront their visions. Different origins, different generations are on stage at all times in this Festival that is both totally avant garde and a historical reference. More than 40 different plays are performed twenty or so magnificent venues, ranging from small 150-seat chapels to the legendary, 2000-seat  Cour d'honneur in the Palace of the Popes. 

Hortense Archambault and Vincent Baudriller, appointed directors in 2003, have firmly established the offices of the Festival in Avignon to make it truly anchored in the area  where it takes place. In September 2013, new director Olivier Py - author, director and actor, takes over the Festival for the 2013 edition. Olivier Py has clearly stated that he intends to maintain the strong Avignon connection. 

Several strong directions are emerging - one is the determination for strong local participation throughout the area around the Avignon Festival, by emphasizing light, mobile theatrical forms. Another is the desire to hear from a new generation of artists, and the desire to widen programming to all continents.

In addition to the performances, the Festival is also the venue for debate and confronting ideas in many different forms: with installations and exhibits, conferences, readings...

Pre-programme available in mid-March. Detailed programme readin in May. Tickets go on sale in June. The Festival takes place throughout three entire weeks in July.

ContactThéâtres et lieux de spectacles 84000 AVIGNON site : http://www.festival-avignon.comtel : 04 90 27 66 50