The World Festival of Puppet Theatres includes:
- •the world’s largest gathering of puppeteers every other year in Charleville-Mézières
- •the support of artistic creation through the co-production of shows, the hosting of artists in residence, as well as the promotion and distribution of shows
- •continuous work all year round in order to promote puppetry and develop audiences in schools, in organizations and within the general public
- •the organization of “Puppetry Weekend D-365” one year before the festival.
The World Festival of Puppet Theatres came into existence in 1961 by the troupe Les Petits Comédiens de Chiffons.
For 60 years Charleville-Mézières has been a privileged place pour the puppetry arts.
Only held every two years, in September, the carnival occasion has grown dramatically since its inception in 1961. It attracts not only the greatest puppet companies in the world, but also almost 170,000 spectators. (2019-2021-etc.)
Read more: www.festival-marionnette.com/en/