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!



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.
Next Barionnettes:
Friday 10 February


Puppet workshop for children

During the winter vacations, make the animal or creature of your choice (realistic or fantastic) from simple materials (paper, scotch tape), then learn to manipulate it in a setting.
From 7 years old
Animated by Coraline Charnet
21st to 24th February 2023


Advent calendar

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



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


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.


Rapprochement of the FMTM and IIM

Rapprochement of the World Festival of Puppets Theaters and the International Institute of Puppetry


World Festival, RDV in 2023

The next World Festival of Puppet Theaters, the largest gathering of puppeteers in the world, will take place in Charleville-Mézières from 16 to 24 September 2023.


The “J-365” becomes “Temps d’M”

A puppet highlight during the inter-festival years, from September 14 to 18, 2022. During 5 days, 15 artistic teams will present their work, at the forefront of the world and national creation.


Theater is essential

In the global technical civilization, formed by so many particular cultures and threatened by its conflicts, the theater is – I firmly believe – the builder of hope and a magnifying glass through which one glimpses the future. Not because it would show the world better than it really is, but because it gives hope […]