The program of the Avignon Festival is composed of about thirty shows, as well as readings, exhibitions, films and debates. One or more “firsts”, every evening, make Avignon a real place of creations and adventures, for artists as for spectators.
The Festival d’Avignon presents 51 shows including thirty theater shows, 14 interdisciplinary, 7 dance, 4 musical evenings and 2 exhibitions. Most of the shows are creations, many foreign artists will be on stage (Spain, Greece, Austria, Belgium …), half of the texts are French authors, the other half foreign authors.
This year the return of the Comédie Française to the Festival d’Avignon, in the Court of Honor of the Palais des Papes, after 24 years of absence with “Les Damnes” directed by Ivo Van Hove.