Workshops and meetings

The FMTM, by its territorial anchoring and proud of its influence, wishes to allow the inhabitants to appropriate or reappropriate the living heritage that the puppet represents.
Throughout the year, the public relations team proposes meetings between artists and spectators in the form of residency outings, workshops for children, courses for adults, and participatory shows for amateurs.
These moments of sharing allow people to discover puppetry or to improve their skills in the construction and manipulation of puppets of all kinds with contemporary puppeteers from the Ardennes or from other countries.

Adult workshops

Workshop on object theatre

Workshop from 16 years old / amateur public
led by Myriam Gautier from compagnie Les Becs verseurs
Thursday 15 December 2022
from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
5 euros / person
Information and registration: 03 24 59 90 91 or

Come and tell stories with objects and discover all their narrative potential, enjoy their evocative, poetic and/or humorous capacities and make the object a partner and not an accessory. We explore all this through different games and short stories, more or less improvised!

Manipulation workshop: the representation of movement

Workshop from 16 years old / amateur public
led by Eduardo Félix
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2022
From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm, both days

Puppeteer Eduardo Félix from Brazil has often come to Charleville-Mézières. In 2015 he performed La philosophie dans le boudoir, Portrait de famille and Bira & Bédé; and in 2019 Macunaïma Gourmet.
With his collective Pigmalião Escultura Que Mexe, he constantly seeks to give the audience the illusion that his puppets are alive. In this workshop, Eduardo Félix shares his secrets and techniques of manipulation to give the illusion, through movement, that inanimate objects have a soul!

Children workshop


Workshop for children from 7 years old
led by Raquel Mützenberg-Andrade
Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 November 2022
From 9.30 am to 12 pm
OR from 2pm to 4.30pm
Fee: 20 € per child for 3 half-days
Location: 25 rue du Petit Bois – 08000 Charleville-Mézières
Registration: 03 24 59 90 91 or

During the holidays, make puppets on the theme of animals! The puppeteer Raquel Mützenberg-Andrade leads a workshop for 3 half-days to build muppets, masks and shadows.

Temps d’M workshops

Past event

Workshop for children from 7 years old

From 7 years old

  • La Passerelle (CSC A. Dhôtel)

14 september 2022

Duration: 2h

Past event

Workshop children-parents from 7 years old

From 7 years old

  • Micro-folie

17 september 2022

Duration: 2h

Past event

Workshop children-parents 0 to 3 years old

6 months to 3 years

  • Médiathèque Voyelles

15 september 2022

Duration: 1h


The festival regularly hosts companies in residence on its premises. The final presentation is open to the public. See residencies in the “With the audience” section.

Puppet Carolo Club

This club for puppet lovers organises outings to shows at reduced prices throughout the region.
To register, please contact Claire Pellerier