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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.


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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!



PREAC: Resource Poles for Artistic and Cultural Education.
It is a training organized by the International Puppet Institute and the World Festival of Puppet Theatres, aimed at education and culture staff.
From 14 to 16 December 2022
Free on application



Launched during Temps d’M in September 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.
Rendez-vous in October 2023 for a new season


Call for residencies in India

The French Institute in India announces the opening of the Villa Swagatam applications, a network of 16 residences spread throughout India and designed to attract the best of French creation.


A season in puppetry #1

A semester of puppet shows in Charleville-Mézières, accessible to young and old, to amateurs and enthusiasts, from January to July 2023. The gathering of the programs of the International Institute of Puppetry and the World Festival of Puppet Theaters. Check out the program!


Advent calendar

Découvrez chaque jour en avant-première un artiste programmé lors de la prochaine édition du Festival Mondial.


The FMTM has a new president

Philippe Choulet, agrégé de philosophie, succède à Jean-Pierre Lescot à la présidence de l’association organisatrice du Festival, Les Petits Comédiens de Chiffons.