BACK TO THE FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON 2012
- LE FESTIVAL D'AVIGNON
- FESTIVAL VENUES
of the Popes Palace
It is in the Cour d'Honneur of the Pope's Palace that begins the Festival d'Avignon in 1947, with William Shakespeare's tragedy of Richard II, directed by Jean Vilar. It will long stay the main venue of the Festival.It is only from the mid 60s that new venues are opened. These new locations, often historical and seldom dedicated to performing arts, make for surprising and original theatrical venues, giving to the city-theatre which is Avignon each summer its personality. If the Festival opens each year news venues responding to the needs of the artists, the Cour d'Honneur of the Pope's Palaces remains its legendary venue. An open-air venue, for an audience of 2000 people gathered in the Provencal night, at the heart of a monument listed in the World Heritage of Unesco.
place du Palais des papes, Avignon (intra-muros)
WITH THE VENUES
OF THE FESTIVAL