The Avignon theatre festival is world-renowned, attracting visitors from across the globe to the courtyard of the Papal Palace and other locations around the city (theatres etc.). You can attend official performances by booking in advance, as well as the many other shows that sweep the city as part of the “Off” festival.
The Avignon Festival in July: The Festival’s mission is to showcase works of contemporary French and international theatre and dance, and the performing arts in general, by putting on around 40 performances each year.
Avignon’s cultural life doesn’t end with the theatre festival, you can also attend the following events:
- The Avignon Jazz Festival at the start of August
- The Avignon/New York Film Festival
- The Avignon Film Festival (for independent films) in June