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 OFF, the IN’s boisterous little brother, was created in 1966 by André Benedetto in his theater on the Place des Carmes, and is just as popular. 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.

Practical information

The 58th edition will take place from July 3 to 21, 2024
  • Downtown traffic

From June 29 to July 21, traffic in the city center will be restricted from 12pm to 2am for motorized vehicles, including two-wheelers.

  • Parking in Avignon

To make parking easier, there are a number of park-and-ride facilities with free shuttles to the city center. More than 4,400 free spaces are available in the 5 park-and-ride facilities, with guarded parking from 10am to 2am.Controlled access to the city center for a calmer city, open to all, favoring soft mobility.

  • Bustival

A dozen bus lines are extending their timetables to around 1.30 hours, to make it easier for you to get to and from your destination late at night.

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 IN is the beating heart of the Festival, 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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