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Festival d’Aurillac

The history of the Aurillac Festival is particularly unique in the French cultural landscape.

Established in 1986 and intentionally located in a rural area, it has continually asserted itself as one of the main events in live performance in France, a reference festival for public authorities, and also a reference on a European and international scale for street theater.

While opening the programming to very different forms, Michel Crespin (founder and director from 1986 to 1993), Jean-Marie Songy (artistic director from 1994 to 2018), then Frédéric Remy (director since 2019) and their teams have built strong and lasting relationships with street artists.

The official program, recognized for both its quality and its openness to all forms of expression, brings together approximately 20 companies. In parallel, to make up the great meeting of street arts, more than 600 passing companies participate, making the Aurillac Festival an exceptional event for artistic creation, research, and dissemination.

Professional meetings, conferences, and public encounters complement these moments dedicated to creation.

The public success of the event has confirmed this achievement. During the 4 days of the festival, more than 100,000 people cross paths. A very diverse audience is encountered, spanning different generations and all social classes.

Below are the different sections of the Aurillac Festival