The atmosphere at the Festival OFF d'Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'AilleursThe atmosphere at the Festival OFF d'Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs
©The atmosphere at the Festival OFF d'Avignon - Photo credit: Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleurs|Frédéric Dahm / Empreintes d'Ailleur

Festival OFF

The IN’s boisterous little brother, the OFF, created in 1966 by André Benedetto in his Place des Carmes theater, is just as much on everyone’s mind. Born of a spontaneous desire to share theater with as many people as possible outside of an established program, OFF companies from all over the world literally melt over the city.

The must-see event of the summer!

The buzz of a cultural offering Cultural abundance is everywhere, and “good deals” on shows are exchanged on the terraces of the cafés and restaurants that are springing up all over town. The Festival d’Avignon’s boisterous little brother, the OFF, created in 1966 by André Benedetto in his Place des Carmes theater, is just as busy. Born of a spontaneous desire to share theater with as many people as possible outside of an established program, OFF companies from all over the world literally melt into the city. From 10 a.m. to midnight, in hundreds of different venues, they play, dance, sing, recite… If the IN is the beating heart of the Festival, the OFF is undoubtedly the one that sets the city’s tempo!

Did you know?

The OFF Festival and its 1,200 companies take over 140 venues, welcoming 300,000 festival-goers and selling 1.7 million tickets.

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