Aurillac Street Theatre Festival
From August 14th to August 17th, 2024
(National Center for Street Arts and Public Space)
INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATER FESTIVAL OF AURILLAC
The history of the Aurillac Festival is particularly unique in the French cultural landscape. Created in 1986 and deliberately located in a rural area, it has consistently established itself as one of the leading live performance events in France, a reference festival at the European and international levels in the field of street theater.
While opening its program to very different forms of expression, ÉCLAT has built strong and lasting relationships with street artists. In addition to the official program, which brings together about 20 companies, more than 600 visiting companies make the Aurillac Festival an exceptional event for artistic creation and dissemination.
Professional meetings, conferences, and public gatherings also contribute to these moments dedicated to creation.
The festival's public success, bringing together more than 120,000 people over 4 days, has confirmed this achievement. It attracts a very diverse audience, spanning generations and all social classes.
The residents of the region have also embraced the festival.
The many editions have nurtured an audience that is fond of and knowledgeable about street theater. This was clearly demonstrated by the immediate and growing success of the "Préalables" programming initiated in 1999.
Since 2020, "CHAMP LIBRE !" has taken over from the "Préalables."
This tour in the Cantal region, ranging from 10 days to 3 weeks in August, is organized in close collaboration with the municipalities.
In 2021 and 2022, more than 20 municipalities made the committed and enthusiastic choice to promote culture in their territory and to welcome artists and the public with conviction despite a constrained and uncertain context.
In 2023, ÉCLAT invites you to join them for a new, vibrant edition of the Aurillac Festival and CHAMP LIBRE.