Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

22nd edition

16 to 24 September 2023

The FMTM is the largest puppet theatre festival in the world since 1961. Next festival: 19 to 28 September 2025.

It also organizes “Temps d’M”  which will take place from 19 to 22 September 2024.

Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

The FMTM 23 in pictures

86 companies (44 French, 6 Franco-foreign, 36 international), 25 countries, 452 performances, 18 world premieres, 19 French premieres, 22 FMTM co-productions, 43 newcomers… Discover the program for the 22nd edition of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, based on the themes “Présences invisibles”, “(Des)humains”, “Sur les frontières du genre”, “Passeurs d’histoires”, “Combattantes” and a focus on South Korea.

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Call for residency in crèche

This call for residencies is aimed at performing arts companies that are in the process of creating a project for very young audiences.


Call for residency 2024

As a major actor in the world of puppetry, the FMTM is also involved in the production of shows and the support of artistic creation. It accompanies the artists in the realization of their project, by offering in particular a support to the production and the reception in residence.



Launched during Temps d’M in September 2022, the Barionnettes are an opportunity to discover puppetry throughout the year in Charleville-Mézières. A regular event during which puppeteers perform in the city’s bars.
Next date: 19th January with students of the ESNAM