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  • Theatre
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  • THYESTES

  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 July
    • Cour d'honneur du Palais des papes
    • Running time 2h30
     
    • July Friday 06 21H30
    • July Saturday 07 21H30
    • July Sunday 08 21H30
    • July Monday 09 21H30
    • July Tuesday 10 21H30
    • July Thursday 12 21H30
    • July Friday 13 21H30
    • July Saturday 14 21H30
    • July Sunday 15 21H30
 
  • Dance - Music
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  • STORY WATER

  • 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 July
    • Cour d'honneur du Palais des papes
    • Running time 1h20
     
    • July Thursday 19 22H00
    • July Friday 20 22H00
    • July Saturday 21 22H00
    • July Sunday 22 22H00
    • July Monday 23 22H00
 
  • Music - Poetry
    Show
  • Here on Earth

  • 24 July
    • Cour d'honneur du Palais des papes
    • Running time 1h15
     
    • July Tuesday 24 22H00
 
 

The venue

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "La Tragédie du roi Richard II" by Jean-Baptiste Sastre © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "Le Prince de Hombourg" by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "I AM" by Lemi Ponifasio © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "I AM" by Lemi Ponifasio © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Intrance in the main courtyard of the Pope's palace © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "Cesena" by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Björn Schmelzer © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

Cour d'honneur of the Popes Palace, "Le Sang des promesses" by Wajdi Mouawad © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

 
  • It was in the Cour d'Honneur of the Palais des papes (Popes' Palace) that Festival d'Avignon began in 1947, with William Shakespeare's tragedy Richard II, directed by Jean Vilar. It has long remained the main venue of the Festival. It is only from the mid-1960s that new venues were opened. These new locations, often historical and seldom dedicated to the performing arts, make for surprising and original theatrical venues, giving the city-theatre of Avignon its personality each summer. If the Festival opens each year news venues responding to the needs of the artists, the Cour d'Honneur of the Palais des papes remains its legendary venue. An open-air theatre, for an audience of 2,000 people gathered in the Provencal night, at the heart of a monument on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    Numbered seats.

    Download the access map

    from AVIGNON-CENTRe train station 

    from the PARKING DES ITALIENS

    from the PARKING JEAN JAURÈS

    from the PARKING DE L'ORATOIRE

    from the PARKING DE L'ÎLE PIOT

    Address
    Place du Palais des papes
    84000 Avignon (within the city walls)