Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


The next Worldwide Festival of Puppets Théâtres (Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes) will be held from 18 to 27 September 2015 in Charleville-Mézières.


Charleville-Mézières has become the World Capital of Puppetry through the organization of a major event in the cultural and artistic life of the country : the World Festival of Puppets Theatres, which is now an essential landmark and meeting point for puppet masters from all around the globe. In a festive and friendly atmosphere, hundreds of puppet masters and thousands of spectators take control of the city and change it into a gigantic stage: traditional puppets cross paths and exchange views with contemporary artforms of the most avant-garde and adventurous kinds.


The compagnies that want to apply for the IN have to fill the application form now and return it to us before the 31st of august 2014.



Application form (.pdf – 600ko)


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Visit the Festival website