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
Reservations for schools
School bookings for the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes are now open. Below you’ll find the program of shows, sorted by cycle, as well as the pre-booking form.
Applications for companies
Applications for festival 2023 are closed since June 2022.
– The OFF in the streets, organized by Charleville-Mézières city council:
Phone: +33 (0)3 24 32 44 40
Applications are closed since 27 January
– The OFF indoor organized by MCL Ma Bohème:
Phone: +33 (0)3 24 33 31 85