76th Edition of the Festival d'Avignon

76th Edition of the Festival d'Avignon

From 7 to 26 July 2022

Founded in 1947 by Jean Vilar, the Festival d'Avignon is today one of the most important international events of contemporary performing arts. Every year in July, Avignon becomes a city-theater, transforming its architectural heritage into various majestic or astonishing performance venues, welcoming tens of thousands of theater lovers of all generations. The Festival succeeds in bringing together a popular audience with international creation. Avignon is also a spirit: the city is an open-air forum, where festival-goers talk about the shows and share their experiences as spectators. For one month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and lively culture.
The program is composed of shows, but also of readings, exhibitions, films and debates, which are as many entries in the universe of the invited artists and intellectuals. Every evening at the Festival, there are one or more "premieres", which make Avignon a real place of creation and adventure, for artists and spectators alike.

"To give back to the theater, to the collective art, a place other than the huis clos; to reconcile architecture and dramatic poetry". Jean Vilar

The directors of the Festival d'Avignon are appointed by the board of directors, with the joint and formal agreement of the mayor of Avignon and the Minister of Culture. Since Jean Vilar, the director benefits from the most total freedom in the choice of the program. All public authorities have always respected this independence of action, whatever the political situation.

Find the program of the 76th edition of the Festival d'Avignon on Programmation - Festival d'Avignon

Source : Festival d'Avignon