Festival 2023

An original and unique artistic and cultural event in the world, the Festival combines a high artistic level and a sense of conviviality for more than sixty years. Celebrating every two years the diversity of aesthetics, forms, and cultures, the Festival welcomes every edition 170,000 enthusiasts: artists, creators, professional and amateur puppeteers, regular or occasional spectators of all ages and backgrounds.

16 to 24 September 2023

Charleville-Mézières, the world capital of puppetry, will host the 22nd edition of its World Festival of Puppet Theaters from September 16 to 24, 2023. Created by Jacques Félix in 1961 and directed since 2020 by Pierre-Yves Charlois, the Festival has given its territory an exceptional reputation and has established itself throughout the world as a major meeting place for artists and those interested in this art.

Programme and booking: June 2023

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Applications for companies

Applications for festival 2023 are closed since June 2022.
Companies can apply for the Festival OFF.

– The OFF in the streets, organized by Charleville-Mézières city council:
Phone: +33 (0)3 24 32 44 40
Applications have to be sent before 15 January 2023 to offderue@mairie-charlevillemezieres.fr

– The OFF indoor organized by MCL Ma Bohème:
Phone: +33 (0)3 24 33 31 85
Email: mcl.maboheme@orange.fr