Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


From 15 to 22 April 2024 (14th class, 2024-2027)
Charleville-Mézières (France)

Online registration (application form)
From Monday 8 January 2024 at 9:00am to Monday 5 February 2024 at 5:00pm (Paris time, UTC +1).

An application guide is at candidates disposal to help you with this process.

The examination

  • Phase 1: Review of the applications (short-listing)
    Results sent by e-mail the week of 11 March 2024
  • Phase 2: Auditions (preliminary rounds)
    From Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • Phase 3: probationary workshop and final exam
    From Thursday 18 to Monday 22 April 2024

More info: https://marionnette.com/en/esnam-formation/admission-by-examination-14th-class-2024-2027

Contact: concours@marionnette.com

For more than 30 years, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM) has been dedicated to the training of actors-puppeteers. The school, delivering higher training for puppeteers, is unique in France. Situated at the heart of the Institut International de la Marionnette, it will become, by 2025, one of the major axes of the future Reference pole bringing together all the components of the puppetry sector: higher and continuing professional training, research, heritage, creation, mediation and distribution.

The ESNAM provides high-level initial training by way of a three-year postgraduate curriculum: DNSPC with an actor-puppeteer speciality (national professional post-graduate degree) accompanied by a Bachelor in Performing Arts.

Accessible through a competitive entrance examination, this school makes it possible to benefit from the teaching of French and foreign artists and aims for the mastery of the fundamentals of contemporary puppetry while ensuring the development of a personal artistic language. Studies are free of charge.

The school assists young ESNAM graduates in their first professional steps during the three years following graduation through various support programmes.

Contact presse / Press contact
Sophie Wathlé, chargée de communication
+33(0)6 38 52 29 00