Founded in 1947, the Festival d’Avignon is one of the longest running and largest performing arts festivals in the world. It is the go to showcase for international promoters including high profile international festival directors and programmers from Asia, America and Australia.
The associated Festival OFF d’Avignon provides a showcase for cutting edge work and tends to include more contemporary circus. This has seen a real growth over the past 10 years with the development of circus focused venues and areas. Every year the main programme offers 35 – 50 productions with the OFF programme hosting up to 3,000 artists and companies.