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 on inter-festival years.
Next edition: 18 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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March, 4 to 6, 2024
9:30am to 12pm or from 2pm to 4:30pm



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Free on registration