Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes



Temps d’M 2024

Temps d’M is the inter-festival event that takes place in September on even-numbered years. This year it takes place from 18 to 22 September and features ESNAM (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette – Margareta Niculescu).



Launched in 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: 24th May with La Main Tenant
7th June with Les Rémouleurs


Applications for companies FMTM 2025

Applications for the 23rd World Festival of Puppets Théâtres, to be held from September 19 to 28, 2025, are open!

You can now fill in the form and send it before June 10, 2024 inclusive.


22nd edition: a collective success

93% indoor attendance, 53,000 tickets sold out, an estimated 155,000 festival-goers strolling the streets of Charleville-Mézières over the 9 days of this 22nd edition, rave reviews for the quality of the shows and the overall organization…

Discover the full report of the 2023 edition


Discover the after-movie!

Turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the 22nd edition of the World Festival of Puppet Theatres.



And so the 22nd edition of the World Festival of Puppet Theatres draws to a close. Thank you to all the volunteers, partners, technicians, artists and festival-goers! Thank you for these wonderful moments of sharing, meeting and joy. A great 22nd edition, a real collective success!


Here we go!

The 22nd edition of the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes kicked off on Saturday in the presence of our partners and sponsors.452 performances played by 87 artistic teams coming from 25 countries.9 days of celebration for 150,000 spectators from all over the world.


Maurice Sand, marionnettiste

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Maurice Sand (1823-1889), the Centre for National Monuments, the FMTM and the Musée de l’Ardenne are joining forces in 2023 to organise an exhibition on puppet theatre.


Book your tickets

Discover the programme of the 22nd Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes and book your tickets online now!


Become a volunteer or host artists!

The FMTM is getting organized and it’s time to constitute the teams!
Welcoming artists, guiding the public, serving at the bar or the store, selling tickets, transporting companies…
Take part in the adventure as a volunteer!