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Le Totem - accredited theatre Art, Childhood, Youth (early learning in art)

in Avignon
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  • A nationally accredited theatre for art, youth and children, LE TOTEM offers an ongoing program of performances for young audiences and for all ages, all year round.

  • Founded in 1983 to offer a venue dedicated to young audiences during the Festival Off in Avignon, the Totem, formerly called the 'Maison du théâtre pour enfants', has gradually grown and matured into a year-round theatre with performances and activities for all ages.

    Today, Le Totem is a non-profit association which offers a range of activities designed for youth and children starting at a very early age, and for families. Programming includes performances, artistic and cultural...
    Founded in 1983 to offer a venue dedicated to young audiences during the Festival Off in Avignon, the Totem, formerly called the 'Maison du théâtre pour enfants', has gradually grown and matured into a year-round theatre with performances and activities for all ages.

    Today, Le Totem is a non-profit association which offers a range of activities designed for youth and children starting at a very early age, and for families. Programming includes performances, artistic and cultural educational activities in relation with partners from throughout the Grand Avignon conurbation and the county of Vaucluse. Le Totem also gives support to creations by hosting theatre companies in residence and providing production assistance. It coordinates the Festo Pitcho festival and organises programming during the Avignon Festival Off.
    Le Totem is a theatre accredited by the French government for children and youth. It plays an important structural role on the cultural and artistic scene for young audiences. Its work in developing new creations and the great visibility it provides to companies whose work is performed during the Avignon Festival Off makes it a strong vector for the dissemination of works dedicated to young audiences, influential on both the national and international level.

    Currently, the theatre creations dedicated to children and youth are among the most abundant and diverse, teeming with imaginative approaches and ideas that bring young spectators into relation with the rest of the world.

    The highly diverse mix of aesthetics, the boldness and the inventivity of the artists working on the current scene have turned creations for youth into a veritable art in its own right, an art form that has shed the confines of its status as a minor art to earn and receive the laurels it well deserves. Artists addressing children and youth know how to come into resonance with society. Their artistic work provides symbolic, philosophical and political reflection that is of dire necessity in the world we live in.


    Le Totem is a free space to be defended and promoted so that artists' work continues to be food for thought, a source of pleasure, sharing and amazement.

    This is the free space in which Totem develops its work and its projects.
    Choosing a show

    For all ages to fully benefit from the show, we request that you respect the minimum age indicated for each show.
    There is however, no maximum age whatsoever. For if the shows that we put on tell the same story to everyone present, each one of us reacts differently to it depending on where we are at that time.



    Accessibility
    Le Totem is committed to access to culture for all, and intervenes at every step in the chain of accessibility:
    Please do not hesitate to inform us of your specific needs at the time of your reservation.

    For persons who cannot use the telephone to reserve, it is possible to reserve by email also, at: reservation@le-totem.com

    ACCESS TO THE VENUE
    Le Totem performance hall, in La Maison pour Tous, is accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    ACCESSIBILITY
    Some shows are by their very nature more accessible to sight-impaired and hearing-impaired persons. Please check the pictograms on each of the pages describing our shows.

    Book on line at www.le-totem.com or by phone at +33 (0) 04 90 85 59 55 (Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm / 2 to 5 pm).

    Performances take place at Le Totem which is in the Maison Pour Tous Monclar – 20 avenue Monclar – Avignon
    Trains and buses: SNCF train station; bus station. 5 minutes on foot from the theatre.
    City bus: lines 6, 10 (get off at Violette stop); lines 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 25, 26, 27 (get off at Avignon poste stop) line 5 (train station) and C2 ('Les lierres' stop). Informations www.orizo.fr
    Tram: station Arrousaire or Gare
    Bicycle: bike parking on site – Vélopop station 14 – Maison Pour Tous : www.velopop.fr
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  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Town location
    • Station district
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Equipment
    • Air conditioning
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Bank/credit card
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Rates 2024
  • Adult
    9 €
  • Child
    6.50 €
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2024
    Open Everyday
    * Closed in August
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